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Our professional team provides a “will do” approach for all of our clients.

Our entire team is cross-trained and proficient in today’s opportunities as well as ever-changing regulations, which means you receive a level of experience unmatched by our competition. Trust us with your challenges, and we’ll exceed your expectations. Our people, our expertise, our technology and our Abentras Access eServices platform combine to place your benefits platform in the elite, mirroring those of most Fortune 500 companies. All Principles, Directors, Executive Assistants and Coordinators hold active Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Meet the Abentras Team

OWEN WINGATE – PRESIDENT
Owen was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science. In 1988, he began his insurance career with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as a life insurance career agent and later began to specialize in employee benefits. Owen is a 17-year Life and Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table, our industry’s leading sales achievement organization. He has been an active member of the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters and served as president in 2007-2008.    owen@abentras.com

WEST WINGATE, RHU – VICE PRESIDENT
University of Florida Housestaff Disability Plan Consultant

West was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 1989 and is a faithful member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. West began his insurance career with Coordinated Programs, Inc. in Jacksonville in 1990, specializing in the sale, service and implementation of formal executive disability insurance plans. He is also a 21-year Life and Qualifying Member of Million Dollar Round Table, our industry’s leading sales achievement organization.   west@abentras.com

JASON C. GRIGGS, CRPC – AGENT
Jason was born and raised in Ft Wayne, IN. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Business. In 2004, he and his wife Carrie relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He began his insurance and financial services career in Jacksonville in 2004 and maintains a 2-15 Health & Life insurance license along with a Series 7 and 66 securities license. Jason recently complete his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation. He enjoys community involvement opportunities with the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach and has been a member since 2007 and served on the Board of Directors in 2010-2012.   jason@abentras.com

SHARON ALEXANDER, CEBS, GBA, RPA – AGENT
Sharon was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. In 2005, Sharon began working in the insurance industry as a financial auditor for a large national brokerage firm. In 2008, she obtained her 2-15 license and her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation, and moved to Jacksonville to manage an employee benefits department. Sharon has worked with employers all over the southeast, specializing in multi-site employers with challenging administrative issues. Most recently she worked for Benefitfocus and their large market employer groups to provide benefit technology. She is a certified health coach and has experience integrating wellness programs into existing medical plans. Sharon brings a diverse level of experience to the Abentras team and loves being back in Jacksonville Beach, Florida..   sharon@abentras.com

KELLY KENNE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Kelly was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Kelly joined Owen and West in 2001, specializing in consolidated invoicing and customer service administration. As the director of operations she is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of our operations – from managing staff to coordinating our technology and services – to ensure each one of our clients receives the ultimate in customer service.
kelly@abentras.com

LORI MILLER, SHRM-CP – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Lori was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Florida Community College of Jacksonville with an Associate of Arts degree. She began her insurance career at State Farm in the Life and Health department in 1990. Lori joined the Abentras family in 2004 as an executive assistant and specializes in assisting our individual clients with their life and disability insurance needs.   lori@abentras.com

MARY OTHMER – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Mary was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2004. She has worked in the employee benefit field since 2007, and recently joined the Abentras team in 2012. Mary provides the initial smiling face for our visitors, assists our clients and supports all facets of Abentras.   mary@abentras.com

ERIN BARRY – GROUP BENEFIT ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Erin was born in Tyler, Texas and raised in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from Sante Fe College in Gainesville, Florida in 2002 and moved to Jacksonville to attend University of North Florida where she pursued a degree in Psychology. Erin joined the Abentras team in 2010 as Client Advocate and Group Benefits Assistant.   erin@abentras.com

COURTNEY ROLISON – GROUP BENEFIT ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Courtney was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, FL.  She graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville and went on to University of Florida to pursue a degree in Marketing. Courtney has over 10 years of financial and retail customer service experience and energetically strives to ensure the timely and successful delivery of solutions, therefore creating long term relationships with customers. Courtney joined the Abentras team in 2014 as a Group Benefit Account Coordinator.  courtney@abentras.com

STACIE GOULDTHREAD – GROUP BENEFIT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Stacie was born in the Panama Canal Zone and moved to the Jacksonville area in 1979.  She earned her Associate of Arts Degree from the University of North Florida in 1989.  She has worked in the insurance industry since 1993.  She joined the Abentras team in 2017 bringing us her experience with having worked in the benefits arena from a carrier, broker and large employer perspective.  She supports the sales and account management staff as a Group Benefit Administrative Assistant.  stacie@abentras.com

BRITTANY MEDLIN – GROUP BENEFIT ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Brittany was born in Bermuda, and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from The University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in English and minor in Anthropology. Brittany joined the Abentras team in 2015 and enjoys her role as a Group Benefit Account Coordinator.   brittany@abentras.com

ASHLEY WILLIAMS – GROUP BENEFIT ACCOUNT ASSISTANT
Ashley was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Ashley moved to Jacksonville in 2015 and joined the Abentras team in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She is working toward becoming a Group Benefit Account Coordinator  ashley@abentras.com

KATINA ETHEREDGE – GROUP BENEFIT SYSTEM ANALYST
Katina was born and raised in St. Cloud, Florida and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1998. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. Katina joined the Abentras team in 2014 as a Group Benefits Coordinator and oversees our Abentras Access platform for our clients.    katina@abentras.com

GINNA MOORE – GROUP BENEFIT SYSTEM ANALYST
Ginna was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Ole Miss in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Finance and is a member of Kappa Delta. Ginna joined the Abentras team as a Group Benefit System Analyst when she moved to Jacksonville in 2016. She currently oversees our Abentras Access platform for our clients. ginna@abentras.com

JENNYE FIGUEROA – GROUP BENEFIT IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST
Jennye was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She joined our team in 2014 with over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. She is our Group Benefits Implementation Specialist, implementing all contracting, reporting, and compliance for our clients. jennye@abentras.com

HEATHER KAELIN, PHR, SHRM-CP – PREMIUM SERVICES ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Heather is the problem solver for Abentras clients. Heather is currently pursuing a degree in business management at FCCJ. Prior to joining Abentras in 2007, she served the US Army Reserves from 2002 to 2005 and served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Heather manages our Consolidated Premiums Services department (Bille). She invoices, reconciles and processes group insurance premiums for over 65 groups on a monthly basis.   heather@abentras.com

PATTI BATES – PREMIUM SERVICES AUDITOR
Patti was born in Springfield, Missouri, and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She received an Associate degree in Business Administration from St. Johns River State College and moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University where she furthered her studies in Business Management. She has more than 10 years experience in the health and wellness benefit industry and three years as a premium analyst. Patti joined the Abentras team in 2012 as Auditor in the Premium Services division, auditing premium service client accounts and tracking receipt and application of premiums on our client’s behalf. pati@abentras.com

AUDREY HANSON – PREMIUM SERVICES ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Audrey Hanson was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2001 where she started her career path in the financial services field. Audrey works in the Consolidated Premiums Services department where she performs invoicing, processing and reconciling of group insurance premiums. Audrey joined Abentras in 2015. audrey@abentras.com