Meet Our Team

Strategy

Jeff Pitta
Founder/Corporate Strategy

Jeff Pitta is the founder of one of the fastest growing companies in the healthcare industry - Healthcare Holdings of America. Jeff embraces change with an unparalleled passion. Jeff looks beyond industry standards and says, “there is a better way.”  Jeff and his team are making waves in the health industry. While sales development is clearly Jeff's strong suite, redesigning and reengineering the playing field will be his legacy.

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Rich MacClary
Finance Strategy

Rich brings over 15 years of experience as a finance executive at companies including Alliance Oncology, Comdata and Emdeon.  Before that, he worked as an investment banker advising healthcare companies. Rich works closely with our CEO to ensure that we are well positioned to pursue the many growth opportunities before us.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and is an avid fisherman.

Brandon Clay
Sales Strategy

Brandon Clay is an author, speaker, sales strategist, and coach that we are excited to be working with in 2020. He's also the VP of Health Sales at One Life America and has worked for XLHealth and Cigna in related sales roles. 

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Drew Gurley
Marketing & Telesales Strategy

Drew has been a leader in the financial services space for over a decade. With expertise in a wide range of areas, Drew has been able to help develop Senior Market Advisors and Healthcare Holdings of America into the organization that it is today. Today, Drew's focus is on developing our marketing and telesales sectors. 

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Tori Buckman
Corporate Integration

Tori communicates with everyone throughout the company to integrate the strategies and projects set forth by the strategy team. When she's not working, Tori is on a mission to visit what feels like thousands of coffee shops in Middle Tennessee. Tori loves plants and is best at keeping her seven cacti alive. 

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Todd Gurley
Corporate Communications

Todd has worked with fortune 10's and startups alike, attacking problems and opportunieis with reliable, fact-based insight. He keeps us all in-the-know and has aligned our corportate communications strategy so that we can stick to one of our goals: complete transparency. 

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Collaboration

Rose Cleverley
HR
Rose came to us after ten years of experience in HR. She spends her days keeping our Tucson and Nashville offices functional. She is very passionate about her field and is dedicated to continually learning about local, state, and federal laws to keep our organization compliant. In her spare time, Rose loves taking mini-vacations, exercising, and serving in her community.
Gina Angelo
Senior Compliance Manger
As an experienced health insurance agent, Gina is an expert on compliance. She works hard to keep our agents and our organization compliant with CMS regulations and policies and keeps us all updated on compliance changes. She also helps to ensure that all employees go through the necessary compliance procedures. Gina spends her spare time with her two dogs.

Integration

Jon-Michael Troche
Process Improvement

Jon-Michael is a proud Army Medic Combat-Veteran of the War in Iraq. Working out of his home in Savanna, Georgia, Jon-Michael is an integral member of our integration team. He is responsible for looking into our current processes and figuring out where we are less-than-perfect and how we can get better.

Christy Boyd
Project Management

Christy joined us in 2018 with 17 years of experience working in marketing for insurance companies, especially in telecommunications and outreach. She specializes in building processes (and keeping them intact). In her spare time, Christy enjoys running, scuba diving, and spending time with her two young sons. Fun fact: Christy has competed in five Ragnar Relays (relay race from Chattanooga to Nashville, covering almost 200 miles).

Product

Yolanda Brown
Recruiter

Yolanda has been working in healthcare since 1998, when she began her career in HR/Sales Training. She's worked with major carriers like United Healthcare, Cigna, HealthSpring, Clover, and Bravo working towards growth and retention while maintaining relationships with top-level accounts. Yolanda resides in San Diego and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and practicing health and wellness.

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Andrew Watkins
Recruiter

Andrew is responsible for overseeing the national recruitment and sales of agencies under the Senior Market Advisors' umbrella. He maintains effective relationships with our agency partners in order to generate and improve production through various marketing efforts. 

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Michele Rosenberg
Recruiter

Michele helps agents and agencies with contracting, generating sales leads, and business development. Our agents know they can count on Michele whenever they need help, whether they are brand new to the market or a seasoned professional.

Piper Herrington
Recruiter

Operating out of Wichita, Kansas, Piper knows the southern market. Like her counterparts, Piper is great at making connections and guiding agents through the difficult process of choosing an FMO.

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Sarah Smith
Marketing Liaison

Sarah is the marketing liaison for the recruiters, meaning that she is able to provide any creative materials or marketing guidance that they need. She's also a multimedia guru, creating podcasts, videos, and other content spanning across our departments. You may recognize her face and voice all across our video content (and as the host of our podcast, Selling SMART with Senior Market Advisors)! On the weekends, you'll find Sarah sitting back with a glass of wine, a good coloring book, and her cat, Percy. Fun fact: Sarah can name every country in the world and its capital!

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Addison McNatt
Data Liason/Content

Addison started his career at SMA in our data department as an application scrubber, but has since shown other skills. Today, Addison manages our website analytics and content. He also helps the recruitment team with data as needed. In his free time, Addison enjoys playing and producing music. We are so glad to have him on our team!

Engagement

Dan Holland
Onboarding
Dan joined us with over 25 years of Medicare sales and operations experience! He has worked for companies like Secure Horizons, HealthNet, Cigna HealthSpring, Allwell, and Clover. At SMA, Dan brings agents and agencies through the onboarding funnel and guides them through their first year. Outside of work, Dan enjoys working on DIY projects and attending church with his wife. He's also an avid sports fan. GO BUCKEYES!
Jenna Ognenoff
Onboarding

One of the most organized and process-oriented people on the planet, Jenna will make sure your first year at SMA is a complete success! As a new agent, you're bound to come loaded with questions, concerns, and ideas regarding your contract and your time with us. Jenna will make the entire first 12 months of your contract as smooth as possible. Outside of the office, Jenna loves board games, card games, and spoiling her two dogs, Rufus and Fynn. 

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Adam Witmer
Contracting & Commissions Liaison

As you're navigating your first 12 months, you're bound to run into a million questions about contracting and commissions. Adam will be your liason to help you navigate those departments. Adam is originally from Cleveland, OH. He moved to Nashville to study business at Belmont University and enjoys spending his free time rock climbing, hiking with his dog, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams. Go Browns!

Logan Abernathy
Data Liaison

Between your marketing, your finances, your leads and more - Logan is your liason for data and information at Senior Market Advisors during your first 12 months. You can count on him for all of your reporting needs! Additionally, in his free time, he enjoys taking care of his newborn, Roman, as well as landscaping and working with building material.

Jessica Vara
Marketing Liaison

Jessica is the marketing liaison for the engagement team, meaning she can create all the materials that the engagement team needs for onboarding agents and agencies throughout their first year. In her spare time, Jessica loves writing songs, traveling, and playing soccer. She has been to 18 countries to date. Fun Fact: Jessica is the oldest of five and her dad is a Marine!

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Partnership

Carla Woodward
Account Manager

Carla joined us in early 2017 and quickly showed her strengths. As a part of the "partnership" team, as your account manager, Carla will be your point of contact after your first 12 months. Fun facts: Carla is on a mission to visit every national park and national forest in the U.S. and loves spending time with her two dogs, Enid and Jackson.

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Cassie Smith
Account Manager

Cassandra has been working with us since the beginning! She manages most southwestern accounts. In her spare time, Cassie loves to spend time with her husband and four kids in their beautiful home state of Utah. She also loves to play softball and cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes!

Parul Sah
Data Liaison

Parul is an account manager but is also the data liaison for the partnership team. This means that she is an expert in Excel and will be there for whatever data collection and reporting you need!

Luis Martinez Hernandez
Contracting & Commissions Liaison

Luis has been working with brokered agents for over ten years. He ensures that all brokers are active and working successfully. He's also the contracting and commissions liaison for the partnership team, which means that he is an expert on the contracting and commissions processes and can answer all your questions. When he’s not doing that, his favorite things are sports, pizza, and the number 3

Ashley Crenshaw
Marketing Liaison

Aside from being a fantastic account manager who will cater to all your needs, Ashley is a creative superstar. She is the marketing liaison for the partnership team, meaning that she will help you and your agency gather all of the creative marketing materials you need and help you navigate your marketing and lead generation strategy. Outside of work, she enjoys martial arts, riding her motorcycle, and playing with her German Shepherd! 

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Service

Whitney McQueen
Contracting

Whitney has worked as a contracting specialist in the insurance industry for four years. She works with us to process agent paperwork and be sure that all of our agents are licensed and ready to sell. She keeps our database up-to-date and gets our contracts processed in record time. At home, Whitney loves to spend time with her kids and husband! Fun Fact: Whitney went to school for Animal and Dairy Science with a concentration in Equine (horses).

Sonya Nelson
Contracting

Sonya loves to stay busy and learn new things, and has worn many hats throughout her career. At SMA, Sonya uses her organizational and communicative skills to process contracts in an accurate and timely manner. In her spare time, she enjoys solving complex mathematical equations and using her centrifuge!

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Kayla Brown
Commissions

Kayla Brown "KB" not only dedicates her days to our commissions department, but also serves as our Charity Committee Chair! Kayla is always looking for ways to serve our community. Outside of work, KB loves spending quality time with her husband and their dogs.

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Kayla Smith
Commissions
Kayla is the liaison between agents and our commissioning department. She ensures that our agents are receiving the pay they deserve. On the weekends, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband.
April Varble
Commissions

April came to us after several years of medical data coding and medical research data analysis experience. Today, she is one of our valued commissions team members! In her spare time, April loves to play with her cats, play video games, read, and watch movies.

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Jolanta Sarlo
Commissions Analysis Manager

Originally from Ketrzyn, Poland, Jolanta is a valued member of our commissions squad! She spends her days analyzing commission statements to ensure correct payout for our agents. When Jolanta is out of the office, she enjoys cooking, baking, and playing with her cat. Jolanta has seven stepchildren and can speak and read Polish.

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Automation

Education

Pat Boxmeyer
Telesales

Pat joined SMA/MHB in 2019 to stand up its growth and outsourced call center functions. Pat's talents have been deployed across multiple functions to accelerate growth, with a focus on our telesales department. Pat has been in Medicare managed care since 1997 leading areas in sales, marketing, call centers and sales operations for Pacificare Secure Horizons, Cigna HealthSpring, Wellcare and Health Net. He adds extensive experience in health plan lead generated, membership growth, health plan economics and operations to the SMA/MHB team.  He is a team builder that feels strongly about developing talent while building a strong, scalable foundation to enable growth.  Pat lives in his hometown of Tucson with his wife, Dana, and their twins, Benji and Evie. When not burning the midnight oil or making memories with his family, Pat's most likely obsessing over the Arizona Cardinals or fantasy football roster moves.

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Keith Hinson
Telesales

As an insurance sales executive with more than 15 years of experience, Keith operates our telesales center out of our Nashville office. He supervises agents to push sales and grow the company. He's also a three-time Ironman Triathlete and one of the most interesting people to have a conversation with! 

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Taniqua Burns
Quality Assurance

Taniqua helps Paula with quality assurance for our call centers and operations, but she also helps our compliance department with carrier audits, HIPAA, CMS, and OIG. When she's not at work, Taniqua loves to listen to music, read books, and spend time with her daughter. 

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Anna Rothaar
AZ Regional

In 2005, Anna joined Medicare Health Benefits (MHB) as a partner to CEO Jane Wall. MHB formed in 1996 to serve the Medicare population in Tucson, Arizona. Anna has helped to form MHB into a national brand, and their partnership with SMA has helped both parties grow even more. Today, Anna continues to grow our business in the southwest, especially in Arizona. 

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Denise Ybarra
AZ Regional

Denise got her start as a captive agent for CareMore, servicing consumer needs and building community relationships. She moved on to serve as a broker liaison for Anthem Nevada and Arizona. Today, Denise strives to create an environment for our agents that she would want if she was still in the field. She collaborates with our partners to drive production, acting as a catalyst to help them achieve their goals and meet objectives. Fun fact: Denise is a big fan of "upcycling" and was nicknamed "Mother Earth" by her close friends because she has been known to repurpose their trash!

Edith Sallard
AZ Regional

Edith has had the privilege to spend the past three years assisting individuals with determining eligibility and applying for Medicare assistance programs in Tucson. She has also worked for a nonprofit organization doing the same thing. Edith loves helping people and has a lot of patience! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her kids and family with a warm cup of coffee in her hand.

Aracely Puentes
Administration

While our headquarters are in Nashville, TN, we do have offices in Tucson, AZ, and Greensboro, NC. Aracely manages our administrative needs in the Tucson office.

Stella Rivera
Administration

Stella keeps our Tucson office running smoothly. She greets local brokers, clients, and vendors, operates our office phones, and matinains local broker supplies. Before joining our team, Stella worked in customer service and as an interpreter with UnitedHealthCare. Fun Fact: Stella loves to make jewelry and is a licensed Nail Technician!

Impact (InsureTN)

Mac Watson
Sales

Mac runs the town over here by our headquarters in the Nations neighborhood of Nashville! He has grown our property & casualty business time and time again but also serves on our local neighborhood committee and is always trying to make the world a better place.

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Hooper Turner
Sales

Hooper's marketing degree from the University of Alabama combined with his personable demeanor make him a fantastic salesperson and great person to have on our team. Stop by and see Hooper or Mac for all your non-health insurance needs!

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