Ed has more than 30 years of experience in developing human resource philosophies and supporting strategies to improve employer's return on their investment in human capital.; Prior to joining AFAC, Ed was a Partner with Ernst & Young where he led the employer strategy task force on Health Care Reform. He has also worked for two large employee benefit consulting firms as well as a large health insurance company. Ed is a frequent speaker on health care reform and other health and welfare plan issues and has published several articles in national business magazines covering health care reform, financial risk in human resources and quality in health care.
Ed holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA). Ed also holds a position on the CCA's Board of Directors and its Healthcare Reform Community Group as well as the Active Employee Benefits subcommittee of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Dr. Jane Forester
Medical Director, Allied
As Medical Director, Dr. Forester is dedicated to working with our members to make certain that they receive the most appropriate and cost effective care. Dr. Forester works collaboratively with Large Case Managers, Medical Review Team, and Members' Treating Physicians to ensure the best service for our members and their families every day.
Dr. Forester holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a Master's degree from The University of California, Berkeley and earned her Medical Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Practice at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Forester practiced medicine in the private sector for many years before joining Allied. She is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois.
AVP Benefits Communication Strategy,
Kevin has 30 years of management, consulting and sales experience in the employee benefits/risk management fields. For the last 21 years, Kevin has specialized in the Benefits Communications and Voluntary Worksite arena in producer and carrier roles.
Kevin has extensive knowledge of employee benefit enrollment/administration systems and methodologies, as well as Voluntary Benefit plan design and integration with Core Benefit plans. Past experience includes successful start-ups of both an enrollment firm and a new carrier Accident & Health division, including all facets of sales quoting, enrollment platforms and administrative support.
Currently a member of both the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Kevin has also earned the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (past Arizona chapter Vice President).
Kevin is a competitive indoor rower, and a past Taekwondo instructor. He and his wife enjoy travel, art festivals, and their two cats.
Brant is President of HealthSure and leads business development, programs and strategic account management. HealthSure is one of the largest specialized insurance brokerage and consulting firms in Texas. For over 12 years he has worked closely with healthcare clients and important groups such as the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH), the Texas Hospital Association (THA) and Texas Medical Group Administrators (TMGMA), to develop new and better ways to ensure the success of Texas healthcare providers.
Frequently published and a popular speaker, Brant previously was a recognized business development leader and auditor with Ernst & Young for eight years where he specialized in working with emerging growth companies across the country. Prior to that he held several positions with Central Texas Medical Center and the Texas State Senate. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas State University, is a CPA, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Brant serves on a special committee of the Seton Fund in Austin known as The Fifty whose mission is to change healthcare and economic future of Central Texas. He also is a member of the advisory board of the Concordia University Healthcare Administration Program.