Christy Todd

A portrait of Christy Todd

Christy Todd, Senior Account Executive   Christy Todd serves as a Senior Account Executive responsible for large member clients. Christy has over three decades of experience in personnel benefits and health care administration. Prior to joining VSMG this year she was the owner of the agency, AZ Health and Life Advisors LLC. Before that, Ms. Todd was an Agency Manager for … Read More

Sheri Gilbert

Sheri Gilbert, Senior Account Executive   Sheri Gilbert is the Senior Account Executive for the VSEBG program.  She has been with VSMG for nearly a decade.  Sheri has a diverse background having owned and managed multiple businesses, designed and manufactured merchandise, worked as a freelance writer, a Quality Assurance Manager for Fidelity Residential Solutions and is a published author of a novel.  … Read More

Tom Bock

Tom Bock Valley Schools

Tom Bock, Administrator Valley Schools Insurance Trust Tom Bock is the Administrator for the Valley Schools Insurance Group (VSIG) and the Valley Schools Workers’ Compensation Group (VSWCG).  Tom Bock has been the administrator for these programs since 2002.  Prior to that, he has vast experience in managing claims for insurance and workers’ compensation in both the public and private sectors.  This … Read More

Jerry Cipriano

Jerry Cipriano, Director School Services   Jerry Cipriano is the Executive Director of School Services for VSMG.  Jerry has a lifetime of experience both in private contracting and construction as well as in the public sector overseeing major construction and maintenance projects.  At VSMG he is primarily focused on business development and seeking new relationships for Valley Schools to benefit … Read More

Dan Davison

Dan Davison, Chief Financial Officer   Dan Davison, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer for VSMG.  Dan has served for decades in educational finance positions as an outside independent auditor, and prior to coming to VSMG over a decade ago was the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance for the Peoria Unified School District.  Dan completes the financial reporting necessary … Read More

Tom Elliott

Tom Elliott, Executive Director Member Services   Tom Elliott is the Executive Director Member Services for the Valley Schools Employee Benefits Group (VSEBG) and has served in this capacity since 2014.  Mr. Elliott is a member of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) and served on their Board of Directors as President in 2010-11.  Tom has over two … Read More

Patrick Dittman

Patrick Dittman, Executive Director Contract Administration   Patrick Dittman is the Executive Director for Contract Administration for VSMG.  Patrick has decades of experience in contract negotiation, personnel benefits administration and as a health care provider.  He is responsible for ensuring the Valley Schools suite of products, services and preferred providers are the most comprehensive and robust in the marketplace. He … Read More

Laura Felten

Laura Felten, CPA, Board Member   Laura L. Felten, CPA, is a newer addition to the VSMG Board of Directors serving on the Board since 2014 and has over two decades of education administrative experience.  She became Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations for Paradise Valley Unified School District in July, 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Felten worked for the District … Read More

Jim DiCello

Jim DiCello – Board Member   Jim DiCello CPA, P.L.L.C. has a lifetime of school experience and has been a Board Member of VSMG since 2005.  From 1992 to 2005, he was Assistant Superintendent for Business at the Paradise Valley Unified School District, where he managed all aspects of the business functions for the fifth largest school district in Arizona including … Read More

Ken Hicks

Ken Hicks  – Board Member   Ken Hicks has served on the Board of Directors for VSMG since 2013 and is the Chief Financial Officer for Peoria Unified School District (PUSD).  His current position at PUSD completed a circle for him, as he attended both Kachina Elementary School and graduated from Cactus High School, both in PUSD.  While at high … Read More