Michael F. Dillon, Jr., MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Dillon serves as the Healthcare Reform Expert and leader of the Employee Benefits Broker Team for Dillon Health. Mike specializes in developing employee benefit programs for Associations & Coalitions across the country, providing guidance to employers on the complexities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and finding solutions to demanding challenges of the industry. In addition, Dillon has created innovative programs and strategies that will guarantee all of our clients from small group to large self-funded receive the best possible rates and plans to employers, employees and their families.
Mike started his career with the largest employee benefits brokerage in the world, Marsh & McLennan, and was their top producer of new business in the State of Nevada. Dillon grew a 450+ Group Employer Association Health Insurance Program to over 20,000 lives. That experience has allowed Dillon Health to be the “Endorsed Agency” for employee benefits plans for 7 large associations in Nevada, California and the Western United States He uses the strength of these associations, representing over 2600 companies, to negotiate the strongest coverages at the lowest cost for Dillon Health clients.
Dillon has provided testimony on the impact of the ACA to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Small Business. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the impact of “community adjusted rating” on Small Group Employer Plans and is the ACA Expert for the CBS affiliate, KTVN News, for the “Money Watch” segment.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Nevada and is married to Reno Gazette-Journal reporter and columnist Siobhan McAndrew. They have a daughter Riley, and a son Michael. Mike enjoys being active with his family, traveling, reading, and following the Oakland (soon to be Las Vegas) Raiders.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Julie Christiansen-Comeaux oversees company operations utilizing her vast experience in employee benefits, human resources, all phases of business management, and employee relations. She has 12 years’ experience as the benefits broker/manager for Christiansen Insurance Network, Inc. and has worked with Mike Dillon since 2005. Julie’s mother Maggie Christiansen, is an Insurance legacy in Northern Nevada, and she is proud to continue her namesake serving Nevada health and life insurance needs since 1989.
Julie specializes in Employee Benefits and leads Dillon Health with the premier Life and Individual Disability Insurance product in the country “Protecting Income” for Physicians, Attorneys, C-Suite Executives, and Business Owners. Her personal approach to clients and her understanding of the challenges benefit administrators face make her a critical advisor to all employers. She developed the Dillon Health proprietary “Employer Health & Welfare DOL – ACA Compliance Manual.” Plan Administrators are guaranteed to be compliant and prepared for a DOL Audit with Dillon Health by your side every step of the way.
Julie is a native of New Orleans where she attended Delgado College. After Katrina she moved her family to be near her mother and siblings in Northern Nevada. Julie and her family never tire of the region. Being lifelong residents of New Orleans, they bring the fabulous food and flavor that NOLA offers to their Northern Nevada home. With three graduates from UNR, along with two beautiful “Reno born” granddaughters, she and her husband Rick spend time entertaining, biking, hiking, and embracing everything that Northern Nevada offers.
Director of Client Services & Compliance
Lucia Garcia leads the Dillon Health customer service team by being pro-active, planning ahead, and tackling problems head-on. Her customer-centric focus and professionalism with providers leads to great outcomes for our clients. Lucia, who is bilingual, brings with her 10 years of premier management and client relationship building to her role. Lucia has developed the Dillon Health “Client Services Playbook” so that all Agency systems and processes are stable, reliable and uniform. Dillon Health provides certainty for employers in DOL, IRS, and ACA compliance with our audit guarantee.
Lucia, born in Mexico is a U.S. Citizen, and was raised in Sparks, Nevada. She has 6 brothers and sisters who live in Oregon and Nevada. Her husband Jerimiah Hall and 4 children, Evelyn, Ailton, Diego, and Gisele enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor activities than Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe has to offer. The family competes year-round as members of indoor and outdoor soccer teams. Lucia, an avid martial artist, is well known for her lethal jujutsu arm-bar. Lucia leads the Dillon Health sponsored Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Team.
Michael P. Ginder
Large Group Employee Benefits Broker & Consultant
Mike Ginder leads the Dillon Health Large Group service team with his expertise in self-funding, knowledge of provider contracts, and capabilities in implementing results-driven cost containment/savings programs for clients. Mike Ginder is a healthcare executive with 37 years of senior management responsibilities with medical groups, hospital management companies, diversified health care services organizations, and multi-employer health care purchasing groups. He has a keen understanding of the fundamentals of employee population health management and the principles of employer value based health care benefits purchasing. Mike, and his wife Carolyn, enjoy the wonderful hiking and fishing family outings our area offers.
Employee Benefits Broker / On-Exchange & Off-Exchange Individual/Family Expert
Molly McAndrew brings an outstanding combination of service and sales to the Dillon Health Team. She leads our on and off exchange individual and family health insurance plans. Dillon Health is one of the few Certified Exchange Brokers on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Molly has extensive insurance provider experience as a Relationship Manager at Hometown Health. Additionally, Molly has 15 years of sales and customer service experience in Southern and Northern Nevada.
Molly, a native of Rhinebeck, NY, graduated from Redwood High School in Visalia, CA, and attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Molly is an avid animal lover and volunteers at the SPCA of Northern Nevada. On Molly’s free time she enjoys hiking, boxing, reading and cheering on her beloved New York Giants.
Director of Business Development
Natalie Nelson comes to Dillon Health with over 20 years of account management in Northern Nevada. Natalie spent time bringing the community and local events together while selling and raising money for both Nevada Wolf Pack Athletics and the Barracuda Championship PGA tour event (formerly known as the Reno Tahoe Open). She understands that relationships are everything and continues to maintain hers throughout the years.
Natalie is a native Nevadan who has a solid commitment to this community as it is where she chose to raise her family. Natalie’s husband is Justin and they have two children, Mekayla and Patrick. When she is not visiting one of your businesses you can find her at the school or on the field watching one of her tow very active children. Natalie treats her clients like family, as she says, “there is nothing more important than family!”
Director of Sales and Marketing, Southern Nevada / Employee Benefits Broker
Emily Turnbull joined Dillon Health with over twelve years of client service and business development experience building long-term relationships and demonstrating integrity while executing on decisions that drive positive business outcomes. Emily’s results-driven attitude combined with her ability to connect with people has led her to a successful career in employee benefits.
Emily was born and raised in a small town in southeast Alaska and spent most of her adult life in the Pacific Northwest completing her Undergraduate Degree at the University of Idaho and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Seattle Washington. She relocated to Las Vegas Nevada with her husband Alex in 2015 where she has worked hard to establish her position within the health insurance industry. In her spare time Emily can be found sailing on Lake Mead or hiking to the top of Mount Charleston searching for snow.