Board of Directors


Don Bell

Director Executive Rewards

Don assumed the role of chair of the Board of Directors of Health Action Council in November 2015. He has a comprehensive knowledge of strategic compensation, benefits and human resource systems.  

Cindy Kip

Sr. Director, Benefits Planning
Nationwide Insurance

Cindy has been in her current position at Nationwide since April 2013. She is responsible for various aspects of the HR function for one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world.

Kelley Korte

Benefits Executive
Step 2

Kelley brings to the Health Action council her experience as a leader from Fortune 500 companies and most recently the Head of Benefits at American Greetings developing and implementing benefit programs for employees well-being and organizational well-being integrating with culture goals for the future through innovation, customer focus, modifications of plans financial arrangements, and procurement practices.

Tim Kowalski

Chief Medical Officer
Progressive Corporation

In his role as CMO at Progressive, Tim has been active participant in a pilot collaboration with Lake Health in Northeast Ohio to provide coordinated, patient-centered care for Progressive employees who receive care from the Lake Health Integrated Physician Hospital Enterprise.

Martha Lanning

Director – Health & Welfare Plans
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Martha brings years of experience in strategic planning, process improvement and leadership development, along with healthcare policy expertise, to the Health Action Council Board of Directors.

Cassie Leiby

Senior Manager of Global Benefits
The Lubrizol Corporation.  

Cassie’s key accountability is to ensure Lubrizol has cost-effective, compliant, and competitive benefit programs that support the recruitment and retention of Lubrizol’s global employees. Cassie holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Dayton, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and a Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Cassie joined Lubrizol in 2008 following three years of HR work at University Hospitals. Prior to her current role at Lubrizol, Cassie had responsibility for benefits communication, design, and strategy.

Frank Mulvaney

Benefits Director
Signet Jewelers

As Benefits Director for Signet Jewelers, Frank is responsible for insurance and retirement programs for 38,000 employees globally. Frank focuses on quality, cost and customer experience in his approach to employee benefits. He operates in a collaborative environment to deliver high-value benefits to Signet Team Members.

Keith Race

Director, Benefits & Administration
Parker Hannifin Corporation

Keith is responsible for the strategy and design of all health and welfare benefit plans as well as oversight of plan administration, with a focus on quality, cost and team member engagement.

Ernest R. Smith

Director, Employee Benefits
AK Steel

Ernest possesses more than 30 years in the benefits industry holding key positions within Johnson & Johnson Health Management Inc., Prudential Insurance Company, Towers Perrin and most recently AK Steel. His vast experience includes working to help clients formulate benefit strategies, evaluate managed care plans, and manage broad-based health and welfare benefits programs.

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