Our Team

I started out a small business owner. I was in a family business involved in retail gas stations, photo shops, and airport parking. Like you, I know taking care of employees is not only the right the thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do – keeping good people a long time is a component of a successful business model. My experience with group health insurance, frankly, pissed me off!

Having an accounting and cost management background, I was always uncovering waste. So when group insurance agents couldn’t or wouldn’t tell me what the underlying costs of medical services were, I tried to find answers. I learned that smaller businesses did not get the institutional discounts large companies got – I was being made to pay retail while the big boys paid wholesale!

So rather than get mad, I got even and founded ECCHIC. Today we have helped hundreds of employers stabilize their programs. Most haven’t had their benefit levels change during the last five or 10 years. Let’s talk and see what we can do for you.

TheEcchicGroup@ecchic.com

Howard Danzig

Howard Danzig

Founder and President
Heather Ambro

Heather Ambro

Vice President

I started working with The ECCHIC Group in 2002, and worked my way up from part time data entry to Vice President of Administration. I enjoy the challenges and learning something new all the time. Working with The ECCHIC Group and getting to be creative with health insurance has been rewarding, especially when seeing what clients have been able to achieve and the savings they have been able to accrue.  In 2014 I began sitting on the board for the St. Louis Health Underwriters, becoming president in 2018.   

My other passion besides working is my family, husband Darren and two daughters Renee and Maisie. We also enjoy camping, spending time with friends and brushing up on our Martial Arts skills.

 

HAmbro@ecchic.com

Jan Nissen

Jan Nissen

Director of Business Development
John Martin

John Martin

Business Development
Jack Cooke

Jack Cooke

Claims Administrator

Candiss Beals

Claims Administrator

Sandi Anthony

Claims Review Services

Corrine Wilson

Marketing Assistant

Terell Butler

Marketing Assistant

Sarah Smith

Marketing Support
Andre Thomas

Andre Thomas

Marketing & Communications Manager

Ernie Boswell

Associate Broker

Brent Barnhill

Associate Broker

Joe Walter

Associate Broker

Luke Phelps

Associate Broker

Gabe Cardova

Associate Broker

Mark Shade

Associate Broker

Our team is here to help you!

Our team at ECCHIC is here to help you! Every person on our team is working together to help you and your employees save money on health insurance costs. 

ECCHIC Team