Board of Directors and Staff
CCA Board of Directors
Ellen L. Kleinstuber, President
Ellen Kleinstuber, FCA, MAAA, EA, FSA, FSPA has over 25 years’ experience in the pension and actuarial field. Her specific expertise includes ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance for single employer plans, defined benefit funding, accounting and administration issues, retirement plan design and communications, nondiscrimination testing and defined benefit plan terminations.
Derek N. Guyton, President-Elect
Derek N. Guyton has more than 40 years of health care benefits experience in the insurance, employee benefits and consulting field. He recently retired after 30 years as a Partner with Mercer’s Health & Benefits business in Chicago.
Eli Greenblum, Vice President - Membership
Mr. Greenblum is a Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary for Segal. Based in Segal’s Washington, DC office, he has overall responsibility for Segal’s Actuarial practice, coordinating the activities es of the Office of the Chief Actuary and chairing the Company’s National Actuarial Policy Committee.
Yi-Ling Lin, Vice President - Communities
Yi-Ling is a healthcare actuary and financial strategist. She is a pioneer in the development of sophisticated analytics that support organizations in navigating the new healthcare environment. In addition, Yi-Ling has over 20 years of experience advising clients on strategic planning, pricing and contract negotiations.
David Scharf, Vice President - Continuing Education
David Scharf, an Actuary and Principal with Buck, serves as the Wealth Practice Leader for Innovation, and Executive Benefits and M&A Centers of Excellence Leader. He has over 25 years of experience advising clients on their employee benefits programs.
Elizabeth A. Wiley, Secretary
Elizabeth Wiley is a consulting actuary for Cheiron with over 15 years of actuarial experience, primarily specializing in public pension plans. She began her career in Texas, working exclusively on public pension plans with a significant emphasis on local municipality plans for firefighters and police officers.
Craig P. Rosenthal, Treasurer
Craig is a Partner in Mercer’s Wealth business that has spent most of his 30-year career providing strategic consulting advice to large/complex and multinational organizations. In this capacity, Craig provides consulting advice related to all aspects of retirement income / post-retirement benefit program management.
Maria Sarli, Immediate Past President
Maria Sarli is Willis Towers Watson’s U.S. Retirement Resource Actuary. In that role, Maria serves as a national resource for consultants, providing consulting and technical review of client projects, analyzing laws and regulations, developing research materials, delivering training on a variety of actuarial and regulatory issues, and helping develop and implement standards, practices and systems for Willis Towers Watson’s Retirement line of business.
Michael S. Clark, Penultimate President
Michael Clark is a Managing Director and Consulting Actuary at River and Mercantile with 15 years of experience consulting on all types of corporate retirement plans from defined benefit pension plans to 401(k) plans.
Mr. Angelo is a Senior Vice President and Actuary in Segal’s San Francisco office. He has over 35 years of experience in the design, valuation and administration of large defined benefit plans, including corporate, governmental, Taft-Hartley and other collectively bargained plans.
Douglas J. Carey
Doug is a Director in the Human Capital Practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. His more than 35years consulting experience includes working with large multinational clients on all aspects of their human resource issues with emphasis on global compensation and benefit plans. He has worked extensively with many global organizations helping them set a global retirement philosophy and implement controls and plans to achieve their objectives
Melissa is a Director in the New York Health Services group at Buck, where her clients are large U.S. corporations in all sectors, including high-tech and finance as well as governmental entities. Melissa also has significant U.S. retirement and Global Consulting experience where her clients were primarily large fortune 500 U.S. multinationals and medium-sized single-employer and multiemployer companies
Cheryl A. Ham
I have over 20 years of health and benefits actuarial consulting experience. My experience includes strategy and plan design analysis, setting premium equivalent rates, reserve analysis, analyzing benefit plan costs and contribution setting for large and mid-sized employers.
James L. Jones
James Jones has over 25 years of consulting experience in advising multinational companies on people-related issues as they navigate complex, global M&A transactions. His areas of expertise are specifically within employee benefits, functional HR, employee change management and communications, and organizational design.
Melissa Conklin Kolle
Melissa Kolle is an Associate Director at The Cultural Institutions Retirement System (“CIRS”) the administrator of three multiemployer benefit plans. She is an Enrolled Actuary, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. Melissa is a graduate of Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics.
Felix A. Okwaning
Felix Okwaning is a Vice President in the Custom Retirement Solutions Practice of Prudential Retirement and has over 15 years of experience working with sponsors of defined benefit, defined contribution and Non-Qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans.
Thomas E. Persichetti
Thomas has successfully worked with health care provider clients on risk evaluation and revenue management for 20+ years. His primary area of expertise is tailored for sophisticated clients that are seeking to preserve traditional revenue streams while maximizing investments in risk based revenue arrangements and upstream revenue opportunities. Doug's clients typically include large hospital systems and clinically integrated delivery systems.
Paul M. Sepe
Paul is a market leader in Metro New York, overseeing business operations across four WTW offices in Northern New Jersey. His responsibilities include driving growth in the market, managing client relations and leading approximately 400 colleagues.
Gail is a Managing Consultant with over 35 years of pension and retiree medical experience. She advises clients on pension funding issues, plan design issues and plan terminations. She also advises clients on all aspects of retiree medical plans.
Tanya E. Sun
Tanya is a senior healthcare consultant in Mercer’s Los Angeles office. She joined Mercer in April 2009 and has worked with a wide variety of clients including leading institutions in Southern California, automobile companies, consumer goods and retail and entertainment industries.
Kelly Fanella, CAE
Associate Executive Director of Continuing Education
Director of Marketing & Communications
Shannon Peterson, MBA, CAE
Director of Membership and Communities
Membership and Education Coordinator
Education Events and Special Projects Manager
Finance and Human Resources Manager
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