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Our Team

A new company with a history of leadership

Employees First’s team provides the strategic acumen, industry expertise and well-recognized market leadership that large employers can depend on to optimize their benefits programs.


Amy Hollis

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Experience includes:

National VB Leader Practice Leader at:

  • Willis Towers Watson

  • Buck/Conduent, formerly Xerox/ACS

  • Marsh McLennan (Marsh/Mercer)


Eric C. P. Hollis

Chief Technology Officer

Experience includes:

  • Engineer & Data Center Architect, Dell/EMC

  • Vice President IT & Operations, Hewitt/RewardsPlus


Emily Hoffman

Director, Business Development

Experience includes:

  • Consultant, Willis Towers Watson, LifeLock

  • Asst Director of Business Development, The Hartford


Jamie Spriggs

President and Chief Financial Officer

Experience includes:

  • COO/President, Armadacare/ ArmadaHealth

  • CEO & Founder, ConnectYourCare

  • CIO & Founder, RealLife HR (acquired by Aon Hewitt)


Megan Leal

Director, Program Management

Experience includes:

  • Client Success Executive, Catapult Health

  • Account Manager, Virgin Pulse/Vivere


Nicole Lorenzo Ingallinella

Analyst, Senior Voluntary Benefits

Experience includes:

  • Analyst, Willis Towers Watson, ECG Mgmt

  • MS - Public Health, Dartmouth

  • BS - Healthcare Admin/Mgmt, University of Connecticut


Dan Graovac

Chief Revenue Officer

Experience includes:

  • Vice President, Mightier, HDMS, and Thomson Reuters

  • Head of Sales, Grokker

  • Principal, Conduent

  • Consultant, Willis Towers Watson and Aon


Lori Black

Vice President, Strategic Development

Experience includes:

  • National VB Practice Leader at Buck, Trion/MMA, and Symetra​

  • VP Producer Relations Strategy and Operations, Cigna

  • Director Benefits Administration, Trion

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Kimberly Furniss

Senior Benefits Consultant

Experience includes:

  • Voluntary Benefits Regional Director, ING

  • Voluntary Benefits Consultant, Voya

  • Account Executive, Unum

Our Resource Bench

Mimi Leonard

Mimi Leonard

Advisory Board

Experience includes:

  • CEO, Blues Owned Consortium Health Plans

  • Worldwide Partner, Mercer


Steve Schaefer

Advisory Board

Experience includes:

  • CEO & President, Mi-Helper, Inc

  • CEO & President, CoolTech, LLC

  • CEO & President, ArmadaHealth

  • EVP & CFO, RealLife HR & RewardsPlus

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Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA

Consulting Actuary

Experience includes:

  • CEO, Humaculture, Inc. & Cyboran Consulting

  • Actuary, Willis Towers Watson, Segal, Mercer


Jan Coons, RN, CCM

Senior Analyst

Experience includes:

  • Sr. Manager - Health Services, multiple jumbo-employers


Sanjiv Anand

Advisory Board

Experience includes:

  • CEO, bswift and ExcellerateHRO

  • CTO, Hewitt Associates

  • President HR Outsourcing, Xerox Services

  • Sr. Advisor Strategic Initiatives, Aetna

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Heather Christie, JD, CSP

Advisory Board

Experience includes:

  • CEO, Evolve Global

  • Recovering Attorney

  • Global Awarding-Winning Master Coach

  • Certified Executive and Leadership


Caroline Cyboran, ASA, MAAA

Consulting Actuary

Experience includes:

  • Consulting Actuary, Humaculture, Inc. & Cyboran Consulting

  • Actuarial Analyst, Aon

  • BS - Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M University


Erik Sossa

Advisory Board

Experience includes:

  • President, E. A. Sossa Consulting, LLC

  • VP Global Benefits & Wellness, PepsiCo, Inc


Anne Marie Towle, CPA

Captive Strategy Consultant

Experience includes:

  • Global Captive Solutions Leader, Hylant

  • EVP Captive Consulting, JLT Group

  • Sr Captive Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

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Debra Walker

Insurance Advisor/Consultant

Experience includes:

  • Deputy Commissioner, North Carolina - Department of Insurance

  • Accounting Manager, North Carolina League of Municipalities

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