Amplify Women Committee

  • Cherie Baker

    Manager, Risk Management Services

    Cherie Baker has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, various areas of focus include professional liability coverages, corporate claims, cyber risks and effective utilization of captive insurance companies.  At BCBSM, Cherie works with business units at the parent and subsidiary level, in assessing the enterprise’s risks, informing internal business partners of available and potential risk mitigation, transfer and financing techniques and coordinating communications with BCBSM’s insurers and broker partners.  She has also implemented technology based solutions for managing risk.
    Prior to joining BCBSM, Cherie worked with a global automotive manufacturer, establishing appropriate risk transfer, mitigation and retention guidelines for global business units, streamlining claims process and creating a nationwide certificate review training program for business units and vendors.

    Cherie has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as an Associate in Risk Management, Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Manager and Associate in Captive Insurance designations.  Cherie continues to look for educational opportunities both in the healthcare and corporate insurance spaces and is particularly interested in blockchain solutions for the insurance industry.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    600 E Lafayette
    Mail Code 1801
    Detroit, MI 48226
    office: 313-983-1620

  • Sandy Bigglestone

    Director of Captive Insurance

    As the Director of Captive Insurance, Sandy Bigglestone is charged with managing the Division’s operations and overseeing the financial condition of captive insurance companies domiciled in Vermont. Among her various responsibilities, Sandy conducts the review and approval of captive insurance company applications for licensing, and filings related to company plan of operation changes.

    Sandy has been employed by the Captive Division since 1997, and has transitioned to her current leadership role, from examiner to supervisor to manager. She serves as a principal staff member to the Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance.

    Prior to her regulatory career, Sandy provided audit and tax services for clients of a public accounting firm and was employed as an accountant in a Vermont medical center.

    Sandy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Sandy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants and Society of Financial Examiners.

    Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Examiner, and received a Certified Public Manager designation from the State of Vermont for her participation in a state government leadership career development program. Sandy also earned her Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation designation from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

    The 2017 Captive Review Power 50, which recognizes the most influential professionals in the global captive insurance industry, named Sandy at #22.

    Vermont Department of Financial Regulation | 89 Main St. | Montpelier, VT 05620-3301

  • Amy Evans

    Business Development and Liability Claims Division, Intercare Insurance Services
    Executive Vice President

    Amy Evans is an Executive Vice President, Business Development and Professional Liability, at Intercare Insurance Services. Intercare provides custom tailored claims, risk and managed care services with regard to all areas of liability including MPL, PL, GL, Products, Workers’ Compensation, E&O, D&O, EPL & EBL. We serve self-insured organizations, captives, risk retention groups, commercial carriers and Lloyd’s syndicates.

    Amy started her legal career working at the University of North Texas where she assisted the University’s General Counsel and State Attorney General’s office with claims and litigation inherent to a public university and medical school. Amy began private practice in Houston where she was a first party insurance defense attorney representing national insurance carriers with a focus on insurance bad faith, coverage, arson and fraud litigation. In 1999, Amy began to focus nationally on the oversight and management of claims and litigation in the healthcare industry including litigation involving hospitals, physicians, nurses, allied health, life sciences, long term care, behavioral health and addiction medicine.

    Intercare Insurance Services
    PO Box 52810
    Bellevue, WA  98015
    (713) 824-0699 cell
    (916) 781-5720 fax

  • Anjanette Fowler

    Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

    Anjanette Fowler serves as a Managing Director & Portfolio Manager for Madison Scottsdale, a specialist investment advisory firm that for over 25 years has focused solely on servicing the investment needs of the insurance industry—both domestic and international. Anjanette herself brings over 27 years of dedicated experience in the investment management arenas of several insurance companies, along with a valuable understanding of the unique investment, operational, statutory and accounting considerations particular to the industry. She is a frequent speaker at insurance and risk management conferences and is actively involved in supporting the industry through her involvement in numerous industry associations and domicile events.
    Prior to managing insurance company portfolios on behalf of Madison Scottsdale clients, Anjanette directed the Treasury Management and Investment Accounting department for a large Life and Property & Casualty insurance consortium. She holds a BS in Finance from Arizona State University.

    Madison Scottsdale
    Main: (480) 596-3338
    8777 N. Gainey Center Drive, Suite 220
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

  • Katherine (Katie) LaMantia

    BevCap Management LLC

    Katherine (Katie) LaMantia is Program Manager BevCap Management LLC. After graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Mays Business School in 2010, I quickly joined BevCap Management in June 2010. My primary focus at BevCap Management is program management across several industries and multiple lines of coverage. I currently hold both my General Lines-Life, Accident, Health HMO and Property and Casualty Agent License.

I was raised in Laredo, Texas and now reside in Dallas, Texas. I am fluent in Spanish and serve on the Junior League of Dallas and the Young Alumni Advisory Council for the Texas A&M Association of Former Students.

    BevCap Management LLC
    120 W. Virginia St.
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Esperanza (“Espy”) Borja Mead

    Actuarial Factor LLC

    Esperanza (“Espy”) Borja Mead is Actuarial Factor’s Principal and has over 24 years of actuarial experience. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Distinguished Toastmaster.  She has extensive experience in property and casualty, personal and business, accident and health, and life in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

    Just prior to founding Actuarial Factor located in Miami, Florida, Espy worked as Vice President, Chief Actuary of Latin America at Chubb.
    Her actuarial work includes pricing, reserving, feasibility studies, peer reviews, expert testimony, and mergers & acquisitions.

    Actuarial Factor LLC
    8950 SW 74 Ct.
    Suite 1708
    Miami, FL 33156

  • Alicia Miller

    Crowe LLP

    As a Tax Senior at Crowe LLP, Alicia Miller is the lead client service provider for many of the firm’s multi-national and international insurance clients. She has experience with both U.S. domiciled and internationally domiciled insurance companies. Alicia has worked with commercial property & casualty insurance companies, life insurers, single parent captives, risk retention groups, association captives, cell companies, risk pools, and reciprocal insurance companies. Her roles at the firm include overseeing the preparation of federal and state income tax returns, preparation of tax related compliance for GAAP and SSAP 101 reporting and performing research and consulting on federal and state insurance related issues.

    175 Powder Forest Drive
    Simsbury, CT 06089
    Main: (860) 678-9200

  • Rachel Moir

    International Risk Management Institute, Inc.
    Captive and Risk Finance Product Manager

    The current Amplify Women Task Force Chair, Rachel Moir joined International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), in 2017 as its captive and risk finance products manager. In this role, Rachel is responsible for the quality and growth of IRMI’s risk finance and captive insurance product line. This includes Risk Financing, Captive Insurance Company Reports,, online continuing education, Captive Practices and Procedures, and Captives and the Management of Risk. She reports to Joel Appelbaum, IRMI’s executive vice president and chief content officer.
    Prior to joining IRMI, Rachel worked with healthcare captives for 15 years as an alternative risk underwriter at CNA and most recently worked with The Doctors Company (TDC) underwriting national accounts including hospital professional liability and medical group practices. At TDC, she developed and wrote company-wide fronting guidelines and served as the company specialist on fronting, captives, and assumed reinsurance for such captives.
    Rachel holds the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has a master’s degree in teaching from National Louis University, Chicago.

    International Risk Management Institute, Inc.
    12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1600
    Dallas, TX 75251-2266

  • Kara Tencellent

    Coverys Custom Accounts
    ACI, Director of Alternative Risk Solutions,

    Kara Tencellent joined Coverys in 2015 and serves as the Director of Alternative Risk Solutions, managing Coverys Custom Accounts, the large account underwriting division for the organization. In this role, she is responsible for product and program development, strategy and reinsurance relationships to the serve the needs of self-insured healthcare institutions and physician practices, and those involved with captive structures.

    Prior to joining Coverys Kara served in the role of Vice President of Underwriting and Compliance for the Willis Global Captive Practice and was responsible for the management of all aspects of the insurance and reinsurance operations for captive insurance companies and risk retention groups with a focus on healthcare.

    Kara holds the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation.

    Coverys Custom Accounts

  • Anne Marie Towle

    CPA, Global Captive Solutions Leader

    A veteran of the captive insurance industry, Anne Marie Towle leads the Global Captive Solutions Team at Hylant. She has over 25 years of experience with diverse projects and has worked with captives and other alternative risk transfer vehicles in many key onshore and offshore domiciles. Prior to joining Hylant, Anne Marie was an Executive Vice President with JLT, and formerly a Senior Consultant with Willis Towers Watson for over 7 years. Anne Marie also spent time as a Senior Manager in public accounting and 10 years in taxation, where she provided consultancy services to captive owners.

    Anne Marie managed client projects through feasibility and implementation processes in structuring captives and managing their accounting and tax compliance functions. Before that, for over 6 years, Anne Marie worked in private industry in the insurance tax departments of several Fortune 500 insurance and financial institution companies.
    Throughout her career, Anne Marie has been closely involved in captive insurance organizations at the local, state and national level. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA), Vice-Chair for the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA), and the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE); the curriculum committee for ICCIE and an instructor for ICCIE courses; and the conference committees of the (2017 Chair) VCIA, Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA), World Captive Forum (WCF) and the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association (SCCIA).

    Anne Marie is a certified public accountant and attended Western Michigan University where she majored in accountancy and minored in international business. She is honored to be named to the Captive Review Power 50 for the past 4 years and is a requested frequent speaker and author on various captive insurance topics.

    phone: 317-817-5122
    fax: 317-817-5151
    10401 N. Meridian Street, Suite 200
    Indianapolis, IN  46290