Meet the Team
GEBA Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Michele joined GEBA in 2004. She is the Executive Director/CEO of GEBA, Government Employees’ Benefit Association, a nonprofit employee benefit association. In her role, she provides strategic leadership and business oversight to the Association.
Michele has over 37 years of experience in financial services. She started her career in 1981 at Kemper Financial Services helping customers with Mutual Funds. She managed M&T’s $7 billion ARK Funds and Annuity business before joining GEBA.
Michele lives in the Otterbein section of Baltimore with her husband and two cats.
Director of Marketing and Communications
As GEBA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Chris engages with GEBA members at events, through communications or when you stop in. Any opportunity to learn how we can best serve your needs and get to know you personally is a wonderful one!
Chris’ background includes all aspects of marketing, strategy, and branding in member organizations, consulting, healthcare, and banking.
Chris was born and raised in Pittsburgh and now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Rocco, but frequently returns to Pittsburgh to see her son, Michael. She is an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but really just a total sports fan – ESPN is one of her favorite stations!
Marketing and Product Manager
As the Product Manager for the Government Employees’ Benefit Association — a nonprofit promoting access to insurance and investment options — Shelly Giuliano is the subject matter expect for insurance products.
With a broad knowledge of insurance products available in the market and a focus on awareness and education, Shelly provides objectivity to the many insurance options federal employees have. She is responsible for researching and evaluating insurance plan features to support the needs of GEBA members and all federal employees.
GEBA Board of Directors
GEBA’s Board of Directors is comprised of active employees and retirees who are members of GEBA. They are elected by the membership to serve a three year term. Board members provide strategic and financial oversight of the association.
2020 Board of Directors
Kira Fuller, Active DOD
Carolyn Crooks, Retired DOD
Barbara Fordyce, Active DOD
Terry Santavicca, Retired DOD
Ron Carback, Active DOD
Dr. Lenora Peters Gant, Retired DOD
Johanna Harper, Active DOD
Michele Howe, Active DOD
Tim Mohr, Retired DOD
Lavade Phillips, Active DOD
Ben Vasconcells, Active DOD
Barbara Fordyce, Chair
Nominating and Governance:
Carolyn Crooks, Chair
Ron Carback, Chair
Ben Vasconcells, Chair
Member Services Team
You can depend on our Member Services team to answer any questions, help with claims, coordination of benefits — anything you need. They are perhaps your most valuable member benefit. Insurance can get complicated, and with GEBA, you have real people you can call or email anytime for help. Truly dedicated to serving you, members of our team have been with us for years — some for even a decade or more. When you reach out, you’ll be directed to the person who is a specialist on the insurance coverage you need help with, and you can expect a timely, friendly, knowledgeable response.
To reach a Member Services representative, call (800) 826-1126 or email email@example.com
Members Services and Operations Manager
Member Services Representative
Product Specialities: Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Emergency Travel Plan
Member Services Representative
Product Specialities: Group Term Life Insurance, Group Long Term Disability Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance
GEBA Wealth Management Team
Greg Klingler, CFP®, ChFEBCSM
Director, Wealth Management
Kateri Turner, CFP®, ChFC®, ChFEBCSM
Chris Fagiolo, FRCSM, ChFEBCSM
Eric Edwards, FRCSM
Rachel L. Perez
Financial Advisor Assistant