The people at the heart
of Mission Employer Solutions.
We’re passionate about healthcare.
We offer your company a partnership with an employee benefits team whose members have deep expertise with health insurance and benefit solutions. We’re all passionate about healthcare and believe it’s all about keeping people well and leading healthy changes to improve lives. It’s why our benefit philosophy is to approach health plan design and management with products and offerings that focus on population health.
Our collaborative approach to plan design and management helps each employer develop their employee benefit program and ancillary offerings to best fit what their people actually need and will find useful.
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Nick is inspired to help people live their best possible lives. Our groundbreaking approach to healthcare solutions is exactly why he joined Mission Health. With more than a decade of insurance industry experience, he brings his twin passions for business and employee benefits consulting to his role at Mission Employer Solutions. Currently, he oversees core business functions—from sales to account management—as well as the organization’s growth and overall financial health. Under his leadership the team at Mission Employer Solutions serves local businesses of all sizes.
Nick enjoys helping business leaders make sense of the often seemingly complicated nature of benefits. As he leads benefit strategy and design, he’s engaged in close collaboration with employers to ensure the benefit packages he creates and new solutions he recommends meet each employer’s unique needs and make it easier for their people to take better care of themselves and their families—all while helping employers lower their company’s health plan spend.
Nick holds degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Lenoir Rhyne University. In his free time, Nick enjoys time outdoors with his wife, Cat, and their foster children, their two dogs, Pig and Hokie, and their cat, Gizmo.
Dede’s extremely passionate about health and well-being. As she consults with employers across western North Carolina and listens to their concerns, Dede asks them the right questions that yield the answers she needs to design employee benefits packages that meet each organization’s unique needs, create value, and support each individual’s wellness journey. Her background in education and nonprofit management gives her a unique insight into behavioral change and how organizations and individuals create their own culture of well-being.
What motivates Dede are new ideas and innovations, solving problems, and helping employers design benefit programs that help them keep their people healthy, generate cost savings, and boost employee productivity. Dede is certified in non-profit management and wellness development and is a licensed health insurance producer in the state of North Carolina.
Dede holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.A. in Environmental Science from Prescott College. She’s deeply immersed in the local community as a volunteer with the United Way’s Loaned Executive Program, Leadership Asheville 34, and the YMCA. In her free time, she can be found with family and friends soaking up the outdoors, eating well, and occasionally training for a running or biking race.
Patti has a depth of expertise derived from more than three decades of human resources experience, including benefits administration with Mission Health System. At Mission Employer Solutions, she helps organizations prioritize employee health so that they can gain a competitive edge by developing strategies and programs to become an employer of choice.
Patti’s inspired by the powerful impact that the right employee benefit solutions can make on an organization’s financial health and on the overall well-being of its people. Proud of making a difference, Patti thrives on helping employers implement benefits that not only support a healthy workforce but also create a broader impact by improving the local community’s health.
Patti earned her B.S. in Management at Michigan State University. When she’s not working, Patti exercises and spends time with her friends and family, which includes her dogs.
Because he wanted to improve people’s lives, Tyler acquired a public health degree. He joined Mission Employer Solutions to help employers offer affordable health and ancillary benefits along with additional value-added programs—all with the intent of improving their employees’ overall well-being.
At Mission Employer Solutions, Tyler combines his passion for technology and health to develop and track analytics for Chronic Disease Management and Wellness programs that are designed to promote each employee’s health. He’s the one analyzing medical and ancillary quotes and developing medical proposals while also managing a myriad of critical reporting needs.
Tyler holds an M.P.H. from Des Moines University. When not working, he enjoys hiking with his family, playing golf, watching sci-fi movies and caring for his pets —a dog and three chickens.
Jennifer is devoted to reducing barriers to healthcare access and improving patient outcomes. She supports employers in navigating the complexities of health insurance and employee benefit plans.
She is motivated to improve access to healthcare services and the efficacy of each interaction. She believes a well-designed health plan won’t be a burden to employers, but rather an asset that enhances their employees’ ability to tap into the resources they need, when they need it. Her expertise is based on eight years of healthcare industry experience and two North Carolina health insurance licenses. Her previous roles include Medical Credentialing Specialist and Medicare Advantage Program Manager.
Jennifer earned her M.B.A. from Saint Leo University. Originally from Florida, she and her husband moved to Asheville in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys time in the garden and relaxing with her husband, Eric, and dog, Millie.
Jonathan’s deep interest in healthcare access comes from his diverse career, including case management for at-risk, developmentally disabled populations, analytics for health system strategy and business development, and launching and managing commercial health insurance products. The team at Mission Employer Solutions relies on Jonathan’s analytics and management expertise to transform complex data into actionable insights. Jonathan loves to drive these insights and opportunities from concept to reality.
Jonathan holds an M.B.A. from Western Carolina University and a B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase. Jonathan never stops: teamed with his wife and three kids, he is building a wicked home permaculture system, scanning the treetops for warblers, making mistakes on carpentry projects, baking confections, and brewing unusual (and occasionally unpleasant) beers.