Michael F. Dillon, Jr., MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Employee Benefits Advisor
Mike Dillon serves as the Healthcare Reform Expert and Thought 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 employers receive the best possible rates and plans for their 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 the current President of the Prospectors’ Club, served as President of the University of Nevada Alumni Association, and is an active member of Vistage. Mike, a graduate of the University of Nevada, enjoys following the Wolf Pack, being active with his family, playing chess, attending Oakland Raiders and Las Vegas Golden Knights games.
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 13 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 Sales & Employee Benefits Advisor
Peter has been working as an employee benefits consultant since 1994 starting with Acordia a national agency. In 1996 he transitioned over to A and H Insurance becoming independent in 2000. His focus has been on developing relationships with local small businesses in Northern Nevada. He has provided guidance to businesses leaders through the many challenges facing our community due to legislative and economic upheavals affecting their benefits package. In addition he is licensed with property & casualty risks and is able to understand the wide range of complex coverage issues that businesses face. He brings this firsthand knowledge and experience to the Dillon team.
He’s lived in Reno all his life minus a brief stint in the US Virgin Islands doing SCUBA tours. He is married to his wife Angela and has two children Raquel and Calvin. The family regularly enjoys the beautiful outdoors our area has to provide all season long. It is not unusual to find Peter sitting somewhere by the Truckee or on a Tahoe beach enjoying a novel or playing Frisbee with the family.
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 11 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. 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 Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Team.
Michael P. Ginder
Large Group Employee Benefits Advisor& 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.
Director of Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplements Sales
Sylvia is a licensed health & life insurance agent with 15 years of experience as an independent agent/broker in Northern Nevada. She began her career as part of Christiansen Insurance Network and was mentored and trained by Maggie Christiansen. It was there that Sylvia developed the skills, ethics, and knowledge of the industry.
She specializes in the Senior Health, Individual & Family, and Small Group health insurance market.
Sylvia is a native of Oklahoma and grew up in southeastern Oregon. She moved to Northern Nevada to marry her true love and soul-mate, Bob who is a fifth generation Nevadan. The three children are in Oregon, Washington and New Mexico, so when not at their desk you will see Bob and Sylvia fly off in their Cessna-172 to visit and play with family and explore.
Director of Marketing & Employee Benefits Advisor
Tara Lynch not only has health benefit experience with Medicare through work in hospice, but also brings with her 8 years of experience as an operations manager for an international consulting firm and 6 years of small business ownership to the Dillon Health team. Her experience gives her an understanding of the challenges businesses face in balancing expenses and employee satisfaction. Tara is passionate about helping businesses find the best insurance products to maximize benefits, while lowering costs. As a University of Nevada graduate and former Division I Track & Field athlete and team captain, Tara helped lead her team to three conference championships and applies that same work ethic and desire to achieve excellent results for each of her clients.
Tara is a mother of three, William, Ellie and Olivia and can frequently be found enjoying pre-planned meals with her kids around the center console of her car at their after school sports. In her spare-time, she loves spending time outdoors, being with friends and family, cooking, yoga, hiking and travel.
Director of Sales and Marketing, Southern Nevada/Employee Benefits Advisor
Crystal joined Dillon Health as an Employee Benefits Advisor having 13 years in the hospitality industry. Her experience working with the public has made it a priority for her to truly understand how to serve her clients and provide them with a personable experience. Integrity and candid communication set the foundation for her success in building relationships. Her position with Dillon Health allows her to connect with employers providing them value that matches their specific needs; as well as for their employees and their families.
Crystal enjoys attending sport events, bowling, golfing, and going to concerts. She also has a love for travel and has been fortunate enough to visit a few places on her bucket list including; Hong Kong, Tokyo, Machu Picchu, and Iguazu Falls.
Account Manager and Marketing Specialist
Alondra Hau has been raised in Reno, Nevada and graduated from Procter R. Hug High School. She graduated with an honors diploma and 24 college credits receiving $30,000 worth of scholarships. She is matriculated at Truckee Meadows Community College and has declared Business as her major She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business in an effort to own her business in the future. She is very passionate in helping people find solutions with great outcomes. She has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows as a Leader in Training and has put in over 50 hours of volunteering at Renown Pediatrics. She is currently working as a Marketing Specialist as an Account Manager at Dillon Health.