Ken Horstman is the senior director of total compensation at the University of Minnesota, one of the largest public research universities in the United States, covering five campuses across the state. He has responsibility for the strategic direction and administration of the University’s compensation and classification programs, and employee benefit programs covering retirement, health, wellness, and welfare benefits. The University’s self-insured health plan represents over 38,000 enrolled members across Minnesota. Mr. Horstman has over 30 years of experience in the areas of employee benefits, human resources, and operations management. He holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is also certified as an employee benefits specialist (CEBS), and as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). Ken is a regular Action Group guest blogger, most recently sharing his perspective about his appointment to Board Chair. Click here to view Ken’s blog.
Jon Born is the senior director of benefits for UNFI, a grocery industry leader, serving customers through a network of over 3,000 owned, franchised and affiliated stores across the country. He is responsible for management of the retirement and health and welfare benefit programs, with combined assets exceeding $4.5B. UNFI’s self-insured health plan represents over 16,000 enrolled members nationwide. Mr. Born has over 30 years of experience in employee benefit plan management in the large employer market segment. He is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), and holds a BA from the University of Minnesota — Morris. To learn more about Jon’s viewpoint on the Specialty Drug Learning and Action Network, click here.
Nathan Moracco serves as assistant commissioner for Health Care at DHS. Prior to his current position, he served as acting deputy assistant commissioner for the Health Care Administration since October 2013. Before DHS, Mr. Moracco served as director of the Employee Insurance Division within Minnesota Management & Budget for more than a decade. In this role, he managed the State Employee Group Insurance Plan (SEGIP) and the Public Employee Insurance Program (PEIP), an insurance program for local units of government, including cities, counties and K-12 school districts. Mr. Moracco also worked at Honeywell International for seven years before to his state service. To read about Nathan’s commitment to Action Group membership, click here.
Nance Lee Mosquera is the employee benefits manager for the City of Saint Paul. In this role, she is responsible for strategic planning and management of employee and retiree health care, wellness and other benefit programs, serving over 3,000 employees. Ms. Mosquera has experience in all sides of health care pricing and management, as a prior director of underwriting at UnitedHealthcare, broker, as well as benefits management. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Bethel University, serves as a presenter for The Action Group, is on the HR Subcommittee for the Board of Directors at Fraser, and is a member of the Fairview Advisory Council.
Carolyn Pare is the president and chief executive officer of the Minnesota Health Action Group. Fueled by her belief that everyone deserves high-quality, affordable health care and the chance for a vibrant future, she leads efforts to unite employers around common issues, amplifying the voice of those who write the checks for health care and improving patient experience and outcomes. Carolyn is on the Board of Directors for the National Quality Forum (NQF) and its Finance and Audit Committee. She also participates as a member of the National Advisory Council to the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). Carolyn holds a B.S. in Environmental and Public Health from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. Click here to view her full bio. Carolyn’s most popular blogs include “Excellence in Health Care Can be a Reality for All Minnesotans,” “Better Together! The Action Group Unites Stakeholders to Accelerate Change in the Health Care Marketplace,” and “What’s Wrong with this Picture? Health Care System Waste and how Employers can Take Action.”
Jon Schloemer is the director of compensation and benefits for Fleet Farm and is responsible for all aspects of their benefit offerings and the team that delivers them. Fleet Farm has over 6,000 team members in 40 locations. Mr. Schloemer has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from St. John’s University, and is a designated member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Jon is an outstanding advocate for The Action Group, encouraging his fellow members to get involved and take action. Most recently, he contributed a blog on the high value of The Action Group’s Annual Employer Benefits Survey.
Deidre Serum is the senior director of employee benefits at Best Buy, a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services with 125,000 employees and over $40B in revenue. She is a responsible for the strategy and design of all employee benefits. She has been with Best Buy since 2009, following a 20-year career at Carlson, the world’s leading travel and hospitality company. Ms. Serum holds both Compensation (CCP) and Benefits (CBP) Certifications from World at Work, and she graduated from the University of North Dakota. As an active and involved Action Group Board member, Deidre recently took the lead on blogging about our Member Survey, encouraging colleagues to share their insights about how to continuously improve the member experience. Read more here.