Board of Directors

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Health Action Council is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization made up of 220 U.S. employers and union groups who offer health benefits and wellness services to 2.7 million employees, dependents, and retirees.

Through research, we focus on quality, promote simple, open-sourced health and benefits solutions at the intersection of group purchasing, education, and health improvement. We work to improve the relationship between business and health and create healthy, vibrant communities where businesses can thrive.

Our Board of Directors is made up of member employers who actively work to shape initiatives and oversee organizational performance.  
 

Don Bell

Director Executive Rewards
OhioHealth

Assumed the Chair role in 2015. Don possesses comprehensive knowledge of strategic compensation, benefits, and HR systems.

Cindy Kip

Sr. Director, Benefits Planning
Nationwide Insurance

Cindy has been in her current Nationwide position since 2013 responsible for various aspects of the HR function.

Tim Kowalski

Chief Medical Officer
Progressive Corporation

Tim is active in a pilot collaboration with Northeast Ohio’s Lake Health providing coordinated, patient-centered care for Progressive employees. 

 

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.

Cassie Leiby

Global Benefits Lead
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 global employees.

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 focusing on quality, cost, and team engagement.

Ernest R. Smith

Director, Employee Benefits
AK Steel

Ernest possesses vast experience formulating benefit strategies, evaluating managed care plans, and managing broad-based health and welfare benefits programs.

Ready to take control of your employee healthcare & benefits costs?