Board of Directors



Health Action Council is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization made up of approximately 230 U.S. employers and union groups who offer health benefits and wellness services to 2.6 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.  

Amy Capitena-DuFour 

Director, Global Total Rewards

Amy works to balance the needs of associates and preserve the financial well-being of Swagelok.  

Kurt J. Holland

Director-Compensation and Benefits
Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

Kurt J. Holland is the Senior Director-Compensation and Benefits for Cleveland Cliffs Inc.  He oversees all employee benefit and compensation programs for the Corporation.  Kurt has held leadership roles with Cliffs since 2003.

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

Manager-U.S. Health & Welfare Benefits
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.

David Smith

Kearney Street Management, Inc.

David is the President of Kearny Street Management, Inc. that provides contracting strategies and negotiation for hospitals and payors, product design and positioning, network development and advisory role to many Federal Qualified Health Centers throughout the Southeast.
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