ALEX TOLBERT

Founder/CEO

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Organization Success

ERIC WOLFENBARGER

BerniePortal Client Success

SARAH WEINSTEIN

Marketing

TAYLOR BROWN

BerniePortal Client Success

CRAIG JOHNSON

BerniePortal Sales

RYAN LONG

BerniePortal Sales

MICHAEL KISAK

BerniePortal Client Success

COOPER SIMMONS

BerniePortal Client Success

GRETCHEN SMITSON

Marketing

JOHN PARKERSON

Marketing

ASHLEY IRWIN

BerniePortal Client Success

TREY WILLIAMSON

BerniePortal Client Success

SEBASTIAN LABOY

BerniePortal Client Success

HANNAH MORGAN

Marketing

LINDSEY VAN CLEAVE

BerniePortal Client Success

WHITNEY TIMMONS

BerniePortal Client Success

SPENCER YORK

BerniePortal Developer

EMILY KUBIS

Marketing

CHARLIE MCMACKIN

BerniePortal Developer

ANNA THOMPSON

BerniePortal Sales

MEGAN DAVIS

BerniePortal Client Success

TAYLOR DENNIS

BerniePortal Client Success

HEDDA BATES

BerniePortal Client Success

STEVEN LUDLAM

BerniePortal Client Success

BEN HEAD

BerniePortal Client Success

STEVE NIXON

Organization Success

JACK HUMPHREY

Marketing

CRAFT HAYES

BerniePortal Sales

TERRELL MCWHIRTER

BerniePortal Client Success

TRAPP TUBBS

BerniePortal Product

KATI FREDERICKSEN

Marketing

JOHN GOOGE

BerniePortal Client Success

JOHN SHORTER

BerniePortal Sales

DAVID TERRY

BerniePortal Client Success

COURTNEY COX

BerniePortal Client Success

KRISTYN SIMPSON

BerniePortal Client Success

LAUREN MASSINGILLE

BerniePortal Client Success

WHITNEY DUPREY

Marketing

ANN LOWE ELLIOTT

Marketing

DAN COX

BerniePortal Client Success

KINDT BRADY

Marketing

This team of BerniePortal experts demonstrates the benefits of BerniePortal to our broker partners.

CRAFT HAYES

Craft leads the BerniePortal Sales team. After graduating with his MBA from Tennessee Tech, Craft joined Bernard Health to help employers get the best health plan for their organization. When Craft isn’t leading Nashville’s team of advisors, you can find him chairing the Phoenix Club of Nashville, wakeboarding, or riding his motorcycle.

CRAIG JOHNSON

Craig is a member of the BerniePortal sales team. Craig moved to Nashville from New Hampshire to get away from the cold weather. He went to the Nashville State Community College for Business Management and previously worked in technology sales. When Craig isn’t helping brokers understand the capabilities of BerniePortal, you’ll see him looking for the next addicting TV show or collecting retro video games.

ANNA THOMPSON

Anna recruits new broker partners around the U.S. to BerniePortal. After graduating from Ohio University, Anna worked in the financial services industry in Nashville. When Anna isn’t sharing the many benefits BerniePortal has to offer, you can find her teaching her pup Findlay some new tricks at the park.

JOHN SHORTER

John helps recruit new partners and clients for BerniePortal throughout the U.S. John has spent the last 6 years running a public relations firm specializing in business, non-profit and political consulting. When John is not helping partners understand the benefits of BerniePortal, you can find him planning his next scuba dive or spending time with his yellow lab, Allie.

RYAN LONG

Ryan is a member of the BerniePortal Sales team in Nashville. Before Bernard Health, Ryan worked for Healthcare IT Consulting and Management Company. When Ryan isn’t working with brokers helping them understand the capabilities of BerniePortal, you’ll see him skiing, supporting SEC Football games or traveling internationally.

Customer service is what sets BerniePortal apart, and this team is the foundation.

LINDSEY VAN CLEAVE

Lindsey leads the BerniePortal Client Success Team. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, she worked in a traditional insurance office before moving to Bernard. When Lindsey isn’t helping clients succeed online, you can find her volunteering, working at a local food truck, or taking her two dogs for a run.

MEGAN DAVIS

Megan is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team in Nashville. Megan graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and recently moved to Nashville from Knoxville. She enjoys watching the Buckeyes on football Saturday, hiking, kayaking or any activity outdoors.

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ERIC WOLFENBARGER

Eric helps BerniePortal users get the most out of their investment in the platform. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, he worked at Nashville Jet as a Flight Dispatcher and later in Tech Support at Verizon Wireless. When Eric’s not helping our clients, you can find him hiking or taking a spontaneous road trip.

TAYLOR DENNIS

Taylor is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success Team and graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Before joining Bernard Health, Taylor interned at Unum and Aflac. In her free time, Taylor enjoys adult coloring, eating ice cream, and listening to George Strait music.

TAYLOR BROWN

Taylor helps partners and their clients succeed with BerniePortal. She joins us straight from the ranks of Miami University in Ohio. When Taylor is not providing sage advice on how to save time and money with our HR software, you can find her belaying on rocks or running the trails.

MICHAEL KISAK

Michael is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team. Michael attended John A. Logan College with a major in music theory and a minor in classical guitar. Before joining Bernard Health, Michael was the Head Chef at Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theater. Michael also enjoys playing with his band that has received a small amount of success, having been named Lightning 100’s artist of the week and the official performer at SXSW.

JOHN GOOGE

John is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team. John graduated from The University of the South with a B.A. in American Studies. Prior to Bernard Health John worked as a legal assistant. When John isn’t working on sales development you can find him fly fishing, hiking, reading, or cheering on the UT Vols football team.

DAVID TERRY

David is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success Team. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he moved to Nashville to work in sales. When David isn’t helping BerniePortal clients, you can find him either spending time with friends or doing something outdoors.

COURTNEY COX

Courtney is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team. Originally from Kentucky, Courtney graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. Before joining Bernard Health she was a sales rep for a marketing company called AMP. On her free time Courtney enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food.

COOPER SIMMONS

Cooper joined the BerniePortal Client Success Team in Nashville after obtaining his MBA from the University of Mississippi. When Cooper is not helping BerniePortal clients, he enjoys watching Ole Miss and Tennessee Titans football games, golfing, or going to the movies around Nashville.

HEDDA BATES

Hedda is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team, joining BerniePortal after two years with Farmers Insurance. She recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Medicine, Health and Society. On her free time Hedda enjoys outdoor sports, and can usually be found scaling the walls at Climb Nashville or chasing squirrels in Centennial Park with her dog.

KRISTYN SIMPSON

Kristyn is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success Team and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Foreign Language. Before joining Bernard Health, she worked in customer service and bookkeeping. In her free time, Kristyn enjoys reading, racquetball, video games, and improving her portrait-drawing skills.

STEVEN LUDLAM

Steven is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success Team. Steven graduated from the University of Alabama, with a B.A. in Telecommunications. Prior to Bernard Health, Steven worked for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta. In his free time, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, Orangetheory Fitness, and watching Alabama football.

LAUREN MASSINGILLE

Lauren is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team and recently graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Corporate Relations. Before joining Bernard Health, Lauren was a nationally certified technician and inventory specialist. On her free time you can find Lauren cooking or spending time with family and friends.

WHITNEY TIMMONS

Whitney is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team. Before joining Bernard Health, she graduated from Illinois State University and did marketing at Jimmy John’s Corporate. When Whitney isn’t helping BerniePortal clients, you can find her running circles around her Golden Doodle, George.

TERRELL MCWHIRTER

Terrell is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team in Nashville. After graduating from the University of the South, he helped feed the masses at Bound’ry and South Street in Nashville. When Terrell isn’t helping BerniePortal clients, you can find him “attempting” to cook his way through Ad Hoc or reading novellas in his hammock.

SEBASTIAN LABOY

Sebastian is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Before joining Bernard Health, he spent three years as an Inventory Analyst for a fast-growing eCommerce company. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys playing drums, watching live music, and traveling abroad.

ASHLEY IRWIN

Ashley grew up in Nashville and has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Austin Peay State University. Shortly after graduating, she attended a software development program and spent a year as a web developer and client support technician before beginning her journey with BerniePortal. Ashley enjoys reading, watching movies with her family, and spending time with her beloved dog Momo.

TREY WILLIAMSON

Trey is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team.  He is a Nashville native and received a BS in Biology with a minor in French from Centre College.  Before joining the team, Trey was teaching tennis at a local swim and tennis club.  When he is not in the office, you can find him teaching tennis, spending time outside, or hanging out with friends and family.

BEN HEAD

Ben is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team. Ben, originally from Florida, received a BS in Information, Communication and Technology from Florida State University. Before joining Bernard Health, Ben worked in software support for Diverse Computing and Apple Inc. When not in the office, you can find Ben at a local brewery, attending live shows, or hanging out with friends.

DAN COX

Dan is a member of the BerniePortal Client Success team. Dan attended the University of Dayton with a major in Sport Management. Before joining Bernard Health, Dan has worked in all facets of the sports industry from a head grounds keeper of a minor league baseball team to a high school assistant athletic directorOutside of the office, you  can find Dan watching Ohio State Football, enjoying delicious barbecue or playing with his pupKinsey.

The Product Team designs new and exciting features for BerniePortal.

TRAPP TUBBS

Trapp is the technical writer on the BerniePortal team. Before joining Bernard Health, he graduated from the University of the South. When Trapp isn’t helping rescue individuals from healthcare confusion, you can find him working on his tennis serve, indulging in the Nashville music scene, or getting into a good film.

Our software engineers build and maintain BerniePortal’s industry-leading functionality.

CHARLIE MCMACKIN

Charlie leads our software development team here in Nashville. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Charlie spent over seven years in the web development community working with a wide variety of clients. When Charlie isn’t busy coding BerniePortal, you can find him exploring near and far with his wife.

SPENCER YORK

Spencer is a member of the BerniePortal Development team. After graduating from Liberty University, he worked as an online advisor with Bethel University. When Spencer isn’t busy coding BerniePortal, you can find him in the crowd at any concert he can find.

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Our People, Operations, and Finance Team keeps Bernard Health going and growing.

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Ryan leads the Organizational Success team. He’s spent his whole career in healthcare, including time at The Advisory Board Company and Stockamp & Associates in Washington, DC. Ryan has also taught as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, and he has a BS from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Yale.

STEVE NIXON

Steve is responsible for finance, people, and all operations that help keep Bernard going and growing. Prior to Bernard, he spent 4 years in public accounting focused on financial process improvement. Steve is a CPA, and he has a BS and Masters in Accounting from The University of Alabama.

The Marketing Team generates interest in our products and services by getting the word out about BerniePortal.

SARAH WEINSTEIN

Sarah leads Bernard’s Marketing team. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, she was a Marketing Project Manager at Qualifacts. When she is not getting the word out about Bernard Health, you can find her traveling, trying new restaurants, or hiking local trails.

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KATI FREDERICKSEN

Kati is a member of Bernard’s Marketing team in Nashville as the Digital Marketing Specialist. Kati, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, with a BS in Communication and Business. On her free time you’ll see Kati rock climbing or hiking the trails.

EMILY KUBIS

Emily develops content strategies for Bernard Health and BerniePortal. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, she was a healthcare reporter for the Nashville Post. When she’s not blogging about healthcare, you can find her attending concerts or crafting cocktails.

GRETCHEN SMITSON

Gretchen is a member of BerniePortal’s marketing team as the Product Marketer. Before joining the Bernard Health team, Gretchen studied Communications at Furman University. When Gretchen isn’t promoting BerniePortal features, Gretchen enjoys running, photography, dogs and beer.

WHITNEY DUPREY

Whitney is a member of Bernard Health’s Marketing team in Nashville. Whitney, originally from New Hampshire, graduated from Trinity College with a BS in Literature and a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts. Whitney comes to us from a marketing agency in Nashville, and is a former HubSpot employee. In her free time, Whitney enjoys playing with her cat, Dobby, crushing her Bachelor fantasy league or reading anything and everything she can get her hands on.

JOHN PARKERSON

John is a member of the BerniePortal Marketing team. John, originally from Alabama, received a BS in Business Management from Auburn University. Before joining Bernard Health, John worked in sales at Comdata Inc. When not in the office, you can find John playing guitar, attending live shows, and enjoying fellowship with his friends.

ANN LOWE ELLIOTT

Ann Lowe is a member of BerniePortal’s Marketing team. Ann Lowe, originally from Greenville, South Carolina, studied Business Administration at Furman University. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, cooking, and spending time at the lake with her family.

JACK HUMPHREY

Jack is a member of the BerniePortal Marketing team. Jack, originally from Bradford-on-Avon in England, received a B.A. in History & American Studies from the University of Leicester and an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama. Before joining Bernard Health, Jack worked as a graduate assistant at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. When not in the office, you can find Jack watching soccer, attending concerts, and traveling around the South.

HANNAH MORGAN

Hannah is a member of the BerniePortal Marketing team. Hannah, originally from Dayton, Ohio, earned her degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Mississippi. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, petting your dog, going to shows, and traveling to music festivals around the country.

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