Who We Are 2018-02-07T13:49:02+00:00

WHO WE ARE

UME is known for its excellent customer service and responsiveness. We are flexible and accommodating.  Our main goal is to meet the needs of our partners.

Anne Marie ChapmanPrincipal / CEO
Hello! My name is Anne Marie Chapman. I am Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Underwriting Management Experts. I have been working in the insurance industry since 1990, developing products and services that will best meet the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace. Through my years of experience, I have gained an extensive knowledge of stop-loss, captives, and all things related to self-funded plans. I have met many wonderful partners that I can now call my friends. I am thrilled to lead such a talented team and look forward to UME’s continued growth and success. Please do not hesitate to call or email me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.
Samantha Gallagher
Samantha GallagherPresident / COO
Hello! My name is Samantha Gallagher, but you can call me Sam. I have been in the insurance industry as an Underwriter since 2004. Currently, I am the Chief Operating Officer and President here at UME. I enjoy both working hard and playing hard. What I enjoy most about my job is getting to know our clients on a personal level. If there is anything I can do to make your experience a better one, please let me know!
Bobby Glorioso
Bobby GloriosoExecutive Assistant
Hello! My name is Robert Glorioso, but everyone calls me Bobby.  I have been an Executive Assistant since 2013, and I thoroughly enjoy speaking with both existing and new clients alike! Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding any matter, and I will be sure to get you to the right person. I have found a fantastic home here at UME and look forward to making your experience with us a great one!
Mary McGreevey
Mary McGreeveyChief Underwriting Officer
Hello, my name is Mary McGreevey, and I am the Chief Underwriting Officer at Underwriting Management Experts. I have been in the insurance industry since 1986 and have worked in various capacities for primary and reinsurance companies as well as underwriting and reinsurance MGUs. Over the past 30 years I have been privileged to meet wonderful clients, reinsurers and carriers that I now call friends. My goal is to ensure the continued success of UME while maintaining outstanding service for our clients. If I can assist you in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Antwaan Taylor
Antwaan TaylorExecutive Assistant
Hello everyone, my name is Antwaan Taylor, and I am an Executive Assistant at UME. I thrive on being creative and fun, plus I have a keen eye for detail! I am excited to be a part of the close-knit team here at UME, and I look forward to working with you!
Amy Clark
Amy ClarkDirector of Operations
My name is Amy Clark, and I am currently the Director of Operations here at UME. I have worked in the insurance industry since 1990. I originally started my career working in the property and casualty field but eventually switched into the stop-loss industry in 2006. My main duties include handling all the day-to-day operations as well as trying to keep this office in line! We love to have fun here at UME but certainly know when it is time to put our nose to the grindstone. If you need assistance with anything, please feel free to contact me directly and I would be happy to assist you!
Cailey Bice
Cailey BiceOffice Administrator
Hi, my name is Cailey Bice, and I am an office administrator here at UME. I graduated from Boston University with a degree in elementary education and am looking forward to using my organizational skills (and enthusiasm!) to help everything run smoothly in our office. I’m so glad to have the chance to work with the amazing team here as I learn more about the stop-loss industry. If there is any way I can assist you, please just let me know!

ACTUARIAL/SALES

Wade Riddle
Wade RiddleActuary
Hello, my name is Wade Riddle and I am the Chief Actuary at UME. I am a FSA, and my experience as an Actuary began in 1995, since which time I have worked in both primary insurance and reinsurance with experience spanning various products and functions. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching my son’s baseball and basketball teams, and exercising. I am looking forward to working with the people here and doing my part to help UME continue to be successful. If you need assistance with anything, feel free to call or email me.
Joe Byers
Joe ByersExecutive Vice President of Sales
Hi, my name is Joe Byers, and I am the Executive Vice President of Sales at Underwriting Management Experts (UME). I have been working in the stop-loss industry since 1995, and in 2002 I began applying my knowledge of the industry to sales and business development. I most enjoy working closely with our partners to develop viable stop-loss solutions that meet the individual, specific needs of UME’s clients. Please contact me by phone at (412) 736-2905 or email me if you would like to discuss or learn more about our stop-loss solutions.
Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthySenior VP of the Future
My name is Jack McCarthy, and I am the Senior VP of the Future. I graduated from Lansdale Catholic High School in 2015, where I served as Vice President of the student body. In 2016 I entered Drexel University’s LeBow School of Business with a major in business. While here, I will learn about the inner workings of the reinsurance market and look forward to utilizing these skills in the future.

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

Tara Bermel
Tara BermelDirector of Medical Management
Hi, my name is Tara Bermel, and I am the new Director of Medical Management. I am an RN with 20 years of nursing experience, with 15 of those years spent in direct care of cardiac patients. During the past 5 years, I have been the system administrator for the documentation systems of both the cardiac catherization lab and Labor and Delivery. I am eager to assist this great team and I am grateful to UME for the opportunity!

UNDERWRITING

Keith Peterson
Keith PetersonSenior VP of Underwriting
My name is Keith Peterson and I am a Senior Vice President of Underwriting. My underwriting career began in 2013, and in March 2015 I received my Insurance License for Pennsylvania. The aspect of my job I enjoy the most is cultivating relationships with prospective clients. Our clients make us who we are! In my spare time, I play recreational sports (golf, basketball and wallyball), relax with family and friends and look to strengthen my knowledge of the insurance industry. Please do not hesitate to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you!
Kim Schmidt
Kim SchmidtSenior VP of Underwriting
Hello all, my name is Kim Schmidt and I am currently a Senior Vice President of Underwriting here at UME! I have been an Underwriter since 2012 and enjoy every moment of it. I am ecstatic and eager to learn more about the industry and develop in my career. I am beyond thrilled to be part of such a passionate team. UME is the perfect place to make it happen, and we want you to be a part of it!
Ashley Geissenhainer
Ashley GeissenhainerVP of Underwriting
Hello! My name is Ashley Geissenhainer, and I am currently VP of Underwriting at UME! I have been in the stop-loss Industry since 2010. I am excited to be a part of such an amazing, hardworking, and dedicated team here at UME. If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you!
Hilary Geraghty
Hilary GeraghtySenior Underwriter
Hello! My name is Hilary Geraghty, but you can call me Hil. I am a Senior Underwriter at UME and have worked here since April 2016. Prior to joining UME, I had two and a half years of underwriting experience. I am extremely excited to be a part of the UME family, and I thoroughly love my job! The close-knit environment here is one of a kind, and UME is a great company to work for and work with. I am dedicated to working hard and strengthening my knowledge of the stop-loss industry. Please let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance. I look forward to working with you and building a relationship in the future!
Michelle Schmidt
Michelle SchmidtUnderwriter
Hello! My name is Michelle Schmidt and I am a Maximum Advantage Underwriter at UME. I have been an Underwriter since 2014 and I love every minute of it! Here at UME, I am a part of an awesome team that is dedicated to helping one another succeed and providing our clients with exceptional service. I am excited to nurture and expand my client relationships each and every day. I look forward to working with you all!
Kathryn Lesoken
Kathryn LesokenUnderwriter
Hello! My name is Kathryn Lesoken, and I am a Maximum Advantage Underwriter at UME. I began underwriting in 2013 and I have loved it ever since. I am committed to building my career in the stop-loss market as well as continuing to cultivate client relationships here at UME. I can’t wait to interact with each of you soon!
Meghan Barnes
Meghan BarnesUnderwriter
Hello, everyone! My name is Meghan Barnes, and I am an Underwriter here at UME. I have been an Underwriter since 2013 and I thoroughly enjoy it. I have learned an immense amount about the stop-loss industry and have met many wonderful people. I am looking forward to continuing to learn and grow in the stop-loss market and having the opportunity to build solid client relationships. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future!
Shannon Monaco
Shannon MonacoUnderwriter
Hi! My name is Shannon Monaco. I am an Underwriter here at UME. I have been in the stop-loss industry since 2014. Working with all of these fabulous people and expanding my knowledge of the stop-loss industry are just a few of the perks of my job! If you have questions or would like to speak to me regarding any matter, please call or email me. I am always available to work with you!
Chuck Diener
Chuck DienerUnderwriter
Hello, my name is Charles Diener (but you can call me Chuck!). I have worked in the insurance industry since 1996. I joined the UME family in January of 2016. My career started in the Claims department but I have taken over a new role within the Underwriting department. I have had the privilege of meeting many wonderful people so far—with more to come! I enjoy playing golf and attending music festivals. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you, and have a great day!
Brittany Kenny
Brittany KennyUnderwriting Coordinator
Hello, my name is Brittany Kenny, and I joined UME in the fall of 2016. In my new role as Underwriting Coordinator, I am excited to further my career in the stop-loss industry. I enjoy working with the wonderful and helpful team here at UME. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the insurance industry and learning how to serve you, our partner, better! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to work alongside you!
Kelly McAnulty
Kelly McAnultyUnderwriting Coordinator
Hi, my name is Kelly McAnulty. In July of 2015 I began working here as an Underwriting Coordinator. I already feel that I am part of a strong, devoted team that will continue to guide me and help me be successful in the stop-loss industry. I am looking forward to having the chance to meet all of our clients, both present and future. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to our journey ahead together!
Alex Houston
Alex HoustonUnderwriting Coordinator
Hi, my name is Alex Houston, and I am an Underwriting Coordinator. I relocated to Pennsylvania from my home in Cleveland, Ohio, to join UME and jump into the insurance world. I am excited to learn from and work with some of the best in the stop-loss industry. I look forward to forming new relationships and partnering with you, so do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Lynne Schmit
Lynne SchmitUnderwriting Coordinator
Hi, my name is Lynne Schmit! I started at UME as a Stop-Loss Coordinator in February of 2016. I am new to the stop-loss industry and eager to learn all I can! Everyone at UME is very knowledgeable, and I am thrilled to be working alongside such a great team. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and spending time with my two wonderful sons. I am excited to start this journey with UME and our partners!

CLAIMS

Helen Diener
Helen DienerVP of Claims
Hello everyone, my name is Helen Diener! I have 14 years of experience in Claims/Compliance/Office Management. In February 2015, I came aboard UME and most recently took on the role of VP of Claims. I truly enjoy working with everyone at UME, and I know that you will too! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Megan Noles
Megan NolesAVP of Claims
Hello, my name is Megan Noles! I joined UME in September 2016 after graduating from West Chester University with a degree in finance and accounting. In my current role as an AVP of Claims, I look forward to expanding my knowledge within the stop-loss industry. I love being part of this great team here at UME, and I look forward to working with you in the future! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Diana Remer
Diana RemerAVP of Claims
Hello! My name is Diana Remer, and I am currently an AVP of Claims for UME. I have been working in the stop-loss industry since January of 2014 and am ecstatic to have found such a wonderful home within this team! I have learned an incredible amount of information since beginning my career, and I look forward to expanding this knowledge in the years to come. If there is anything I can do to enhance your experience with our team, please let me know!
Heather Helbe
Heather HelbeClaims Auditor
Hi, my name is Heather Helbe. I joined UME in July 2015, and I am new to the insurance world! I have 15 years of experience in both pharmaceutical and medical device industries. I am looking forward to learning new skills as a Claims Auditor at UME while still utilizing my previous experience. I look forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Megan Derstine
Megan DerstineClaims Auditor
Hi all, my name is Megan Derstine. I am currently a Claims Auditor here at UME. I started my career in the insurance world with UME in February 2016, I can’t think of a better team to build a career with! For the previous six years, I was on the other side of the medical world, so I am looking forward to seeing what more this industry has to offer. I truly look forward to working with each and every one of you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, and together we can make it happen!
Gina Fusca
Gina FuscaClaims Auditor
Hello, my name is Gina Fusca. I am a Claims Auditor, and I joined UME in November 2016. I have an extensive background working in claims, with experience spanning 26 years. While I am new to the stop-loss industry, my claims background encompasses insurance fraud, property damage, bodily injury, subrogation and litigation. When I’m not at work, I can be found on the soccer field managing our local high school soccer team. I am excited to be part of the UME family and am happy to help with any of your needs!
Tina Ezersky
Tina EzerskyClaims Auditor
Hello, my name is Tina Ezersky. In 2017, I joined UME as a Claims Auditor. I came to UME with over 25 years of experience in the TPA business. I look forward to seeing what the stop-loss industry has to offer and learning about all the aspects of reinsurance. I am excited to be part of such a dedicated team here at UME. My hobbies included scuba diving, growing orchids, and baking. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Shamar Bowman
Shamar BowmanClaims Auditor
My name is Shamar Bowman, and I am currently a Claims Auditor here at UME. In 2017, I graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a major in communications. Since my arrival at UME I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the stop-loss market. I most look forward to developing long-lasting client relationships with you, our partner. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
William McMenamin
William McMenaminClaims Auditor
Hello! My name is Bill (Billy) McMenamin. I started at UME in September 2016. I attended Penn State University and earned a degree in occupational therapy as a COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant). I have over 15 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical, insurance, and rehabilitation industries. At UME, I have found a team of coworkers who make me feel like part of a family, inspiring me to gain more knowledge of the stop-loss insurance industry and build stronger client relationships. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Irene Murphy
Irene MurphyClaims Auditor
Hello, my name is Irene Murphy, and I have been in the stop-loss industry since 2009. I am a Claims Auditor, and I joined the UME team in 2017. It’s great to be part of such a knowledgeable, friendly team that is dedicated to our clients. I look forward to working with all of you! If you have a question or concern please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to help!
Jonathan Remer
Jonathan RemerClaims Coordinator
My name is Jonathan Remer, Jon for short. I joined the UME claims team in October of 2016 as a Claims Coordinator. I am excited to work with our partners and learn the information involved in the claims department. I am confident that you will be glad to work with us! I enjoy traveling, so I spend my free time exploring and visiting new places. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions; I would be happy to help you in any way!
Megan Salmons
Megan SalmonsClaims Coordinator
Hello, my name is Megan Salmons. I started at UME in March of 2016 as a Claims Coordinator. I am eager to learn more about the health insurance industry and develop in my career at the same time! Here at UME, I am part of an amazing team that is dedicated to helping one another succeed and providing our clients with exceptional service. I look forward to working with each and every one of you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Susan Markowski
Susan MarkowskiClaims Coordinator
Hi, my name is Susan (Sue) Markowski. I joined UME in February of 2017 as a Claims Coordinator. I am new to the insurance world having worked in the banking industry for many years. I am excited and look forward to this new opportunity to gain knowledge in the stop-loss industry while utilizing my previous skills. I look forward to working with you.
Linda Kolb
Linda KolbClaims Coordinator
Hi! My name is Linda Kolb, and I joined the UME team in 2017 as a Claims Coordinator. I have over 20 years experience in the medical field, working within a doctor’s office and hospital setting. My healthcare experience will be helpful while I am diving into the world of insurance. I am anxious to learn all I can, and I am confident that, with the team here at UME, this is the best place to do that! If I can help in any way, please let me know!
Carla Clark
Carla ClarkClaims Coordinator
Hello! My name is Carla Clark, and in 2016 I joined UME. Working in the insurance industry is a completely new experience for me, so I am looking forward to growing as a professional with the dedicated team at UME and expanding my knowledge of stop-loss insurance. In my free time, I love doing crafts and spending time with my grandchildren. I am glad to be aboard and willing to help out in any way that I can!

ACCOUNTING

Donna Yaun
Donna YaunComptroller
Hello, I am Donna Yaun, the Comptroller for UME. I have over 30 years of accounting experience and in 2013 began working in the insurance industry. If I am not diligently working at my desk you can usually find me feeding my coworkers! Our team here at UME has made coming to work every day a pleasure, and I am certain you will see that in our interactions with you. I look forward to working with you, and if you should have any questions or concerns, I am a phone call away!
Kim Derstine
Kim DerstineAssistant Comptroller
Hello! My name is Kim Derstine. I am an Assistant Comptroller for UME. I enjoy working closely with clients to ensure that UME’s standard of integrity is visible in every process, up to and including accounting. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Julie Cianchetta
Julie CianchettaDirector of Finance
Hello! My name is Julie Cianchetta. I am the Director of Finance here at Underwriting Management Experts. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2003, and I have over 15 years of experience in the accounting world. The majority of my experience has been in public accounting, but I have worked for publicly traded corporations as well. I am also currently CFO and part owner of a catering company here in Lansdale. This is my first career in the insurance industry, and, with a dedicated team alongside me, my goal is to make your experience with us a memorable one. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. Remember, without you there is no UME!
Jane Friel
Jane FrielAccounting Specialist
Hello, my name is Jane Friel. I joined UME in 2016 as an Accounting Specialist. My experience in the world of accounting, banking, finance as well as health insurance and claims spans back to 1995. While the stop-loss industry is new to me, I am looking forward to being part of such a dedicated team that will lead me in my new career path. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and volunteering in my community. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Beverly Mahoney
Beverly MahoneyAccounting Assistant
Hi, my name is Beverly Mahoney, but please call me Bev! I am an Accounting Assistant at UME. I graduated from Lansdale School of Business in May of 1992 with an associate’s degree in business administration and office operations management. When I am not at work, I enjoy going to car races, riding on scenic trains and spending time with my family and friends. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you!

COMPLIANCE / CONTRACTS

Christine Derstine
Christine DerstineDirector of Compliance
Hello, my name is Christine Derstine. I am the Director of Compliance here at UME! My experience as a stop-loss contract administrator spans back to 2010 and I am dedicated to my position. The aspect of my position that I enjoy the most is speaking with clients and building lasting relationships with them. If you have any questions regarding premiums or any general inquiries, you are more than welcome to contact me.
Dawn Steffon
Dawn SteffonPremium Coordinator
Hello, my name is Dawn Steffon. I joined UME in March 2015 and I possess over 17 years of experience working in human services. I love working with people and I am looking forward to utilizing my experience and talents to better serve you, our valued partners. I am excited to be a part of this team, and I can’t wait to start working with you!
Josh Valentin
Josh ValentinPremium Coordinator
My name is Joshua Valentin, but everyone calls me Josh. I was hired by UME in August 2016, and I have never been happier than at this stage of my career. UME allows me to use the analytical skills that I learned while obtaining my bachelor’s in psychology and combine them with the technical skills I learned through my MBA. These skills, along with the knowledgeable team at UME, give me the opportunity to meet the individual needs of our clients. If there is anything that I can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Lisa Williams
Lisa WilliamsContract Coordinator
Hi, I’m Lisa Williams, and I am a Contract Coordinator at UME. I am happy that I get to be a part of this wonderful team of people! The majority of my professional experience has been in banking, and I am excited to now have the opportunity to expand my knowledge and apply those skills to the stop-loss industry. I look forward to getting to know both my colleagues and our clients better. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Erika Fuhrman
Erika FuhrmanContract Coordinator
Hello, my name is Erika Fuhrman. I am a Contract Coordinator here at UME. My career in the insurance world began in December of 2016, and I am very excited to continue to learn and develop this career along with my amazing team. I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and I would be more than happy to help any way I can!

IT

Jeffrey Bernard
Jeffrey BernardIT Specialist
My name is Jeffrey Bernard and I am in charge of the IT department here at UME. I have over 32 years of experience in the IT industry with certifications for Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel and Avaya. I enjoy being of service whenever and wherever I can. If you experience any issues with this website or need help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ian Thomson-Hohl
Ian Thomson-HohlIT Specialist
Hi, my name is Ian Thomson-Hohl, and I am an IT Specialist for Underwriting Management Experts. I hold degrees in architecture, but my passion has always been with computers and technology. When I was offered an opportunity here at UME in November 2016, I jumped at the chance and have enjoyed every moment of this job. If you need assistance with anything, I am always available to help with any issues or problems. I look forward to hearing from you!

INTERNS

Joe Chapman
Joe Chapman
College: The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Field of Study: Culinary Arts

Hi, my name is Joe, and I am interning at UME as an Underwriting Coordinator! In 2016 I graduated from North Penn High School and enrolled in my first year at Walnut Hill College. I have a passion for the culinary arts, so when I’m not at work or at school—I’m probably in the kitchen! I am looking forward to having lots of new experiences as an intern, gaining valuable knowledge about the insurance industry, and working with a great team of underwriting coordinators. If I can help you in any way, just let me know!

Mary Schneider
Mary Schneider
College: West Chester University
Field of Study: Communications and Public Relations

Hi! My name is Mary, and I am an intern at UME. I am currently attending West Chester University pursuing a degree in communications and public relations. I am excited for the opportunity to learn all about the stop-loss industry and to assist our valuable clients. Please let me know if I can help you in any way, and I look forward to working with you as I learn and gain experience in this role!

A.J. Centrella
A.J. Centrella
College: Drexel University
Field of Study: Finance

Hi, my name is A.J. Centrella, and I am an intern at Underwriting Management Experts through Drexel University’s Co-op program. I am a five-year student looking to earn my BSBA in finance. I lived in Mansfield, Massachusetts, for the majority of my youth, and then went on to boarding school in Beverly, Massachusetts. During my time here at UME, I hope to learn all aspects of the reinsurance industry and use the skills I obtain to enhance my knowledge of the business world.

Angelina Fusca
Angelina Fusca
College: Montgomery County Community College
Field of Study: Health Services Management

Hello, my name is Angelina (Angie) Fusca. In May of 2017, I joined UME as an intern, and I have loved the opportunity to be a part of this team. I am a 2014 graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, and I am currently enrolled at MCCC for Health Services Management. I am excited to expand my knowledge of the insurance industry and stop-loss. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you in the near future!