Our Experienced Professionals Work Like an Extension of Your Team
The OMA’s skilled Workers’ Compensation Services team has extensive experience in managing claims and advising employers on effective cost-containment strategies. You’ll be assigned your own account manager who will manage your claims through every step of the process—assuring the best possible outcomes.
Managing Director, Workers’ Compensation Services
Responsibility: Overall leader of OMA Workers’ Compensation Services
Juliet came to the OMA in 2018 with significant experience in the workers’ compensation industry. In addition to overall leadership of OMA Workers’ Compensation Services, Juliet manages her book of member accounts. She is an experienced claims examiner, helping employers lower premium costs and facilitate employees’ return to duty. She is well-versed in workers’ compensation premiums, rates, and programs. She thrives on helping employers put all the pieces of a claim together, ensuring an optimal outcome for all parties.
“OMA workers’ comp services create transparency and simplicity for employers.Employers can access all of their information at any time and every question they have is going to be managed by one single point of contact.”
Director, Data and Analysis
Responsibility: Provides workers’ compensation program and premium/rating analysis and consulting
Brian Jackson joined the OMA staff in 2015 from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) where he was a business consultant, responsible for helping employers solve problems and choose programs and services. Prior to that, Brian was a BWC actuarial analyst specializing in applying statistical data to create real world solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from The Ohio State University. Brian leads the analysis and rating services that ensure OMA members receive valuable premium discounts and high-quality program consulting. He is knowledgeable about BWC operations and requirements, which is a significant asset for OMA members.
“I really like dissecting problems and looking for ways to help employers save money and solve management issues. I’m happy to put my actuarial expertise and BWC knowledge directly to work on behalf of OMA members.”
Account Manager, Workers’ Compensation Services
Responsibility: Account Manager, Workers’ Compensation Services
Karen came to the OMA team in 2017 with deep experience in workers’ compensation claims management. With more than 30 years in the field, Karen understands what it takes to control claim costs while providing exceptional customer service. Most recently, Karen was a senior claims specialist with an Ohio third party administrator. She also has expertise in managing claims for self-insured employers.
“I love being able to take the burden of workers’ compensation management off the shoulders of our members. I want our members to trust that I will go above and beyond for them every day.”
Director, Development and Member Services
Responsibility: Connecting members with OMA services
Crissy joined the OMA team in 2018 with more than 25 years of experience in the workers’ compensation field. Her experience spans a wide variety of roles, including claims specialist, employers’ hearing representative and account executive working with clients in Ohio and around the country. She loves being able to figure out problems and create solutions for OMA members by recommending different programs and strategies of which they may not be aware.
“Because of the intimate size of our team, we can move quickly on new ideas and strategies. We can change direction nimbly on behalf of members, and that is empowering.”
Account Manager, Workers’ Compensation Services
Responsibility: Workers’ compensation account management
Melissa joined the OMA team in 2017 with experience as a workers’ compensation claims examiner and compensation analyst with a large Ohio workers’ compensation third party administrator. Her background is entirely in the employee benefits field. She has significant experience in managing claims for self-insured employers.
“What makes me tick is providing top level customer service. I strive to build a foundation of trust and rapport with members so that they can be confident that everything I recommend or do is to protect their best interests.”
Director, Marketing Services
Responsibility: Lead communications and safety services in support of OMA Workers’ Compensation Services.
Lisa Schaaf has served as COO and Marketing Services leader of the OMA since 1994. She has primary responsibility for managing safety learning events for OMA members. These services help members not only meet safety compliance requirements, but also learn best safety practices. Lisa also leads all communications that ensure OMA members get the workers’ compensation news and information they need in time to use it.
“I know of no other organization more dedicated to monitoring the developments at the BWC and getting relevant communications out to our members.”