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Protecting the Consumer's Future

Executive Board


Leanne Chrisman

Leanne began working in the health insurance industry in 1997 and is owner and s currently president of Healthy Solutions Insurance Services. She has lived in Chico since 1980 with her husband of 33 years, and is the mother of two grown children. Her commitment to clients and her community is evidenced by the Chamber of Commerce Community Service award she received in 2010, and her thirteen-year commitment to the Rotary Club of Chico. Leanne continues to be an active member of the Chamber legislative committee and an active participant in her church. Leanne’s professional goal is to have not only satisfied clients, but clients who will say, “I don’t know what I’d do without you!”



VP of Professional Development, Past President
Leslie Williams

Leslie is a native to California.  She has resided in Redding since 2000 and has been helping individuals and families, seniors and business owners since 2001 with their insurance needs during her position at a local New York Life agency.  In 2003, Leslie became a licensed insurance agent.  She spent significant time learning the ins and outs of the health and life industry, developing, and executing what she learned to grow a successful health department.  In 2006, she departed her position at the agency to begin her journey as an independent agent in Shasta County and surrounding areas.

In late 2007, in the midst of being an independent agent, Leslie took a position as the Director of Benefits Administration at a Professional Employer Organization where she managed the benefits department to full capacity for client companies and their onsite employees.  This included, and was not limited to the design, review, and implementation of group benefit portfolios.  After four years, Leslie reconnected with her desire to have her own agency.

Leslie has been a member of California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) since 2008, and currently holds the position of VP of Professional Development.  She is an active member of her local chapter, North Valley AHU, as well.  Serving on her local chapter board for the past seven years, she has held the positions of President (2012-2016), Professional Development Chair (2008-current), and currently Immediate Past President (2016).  In 2015 and 2016, Leslie received the Presidential Citation Award for outstanding and continuing leadership in her local chapter.  She is also a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (CHRS), and a Certified Insurance Agent for Covered California.  Leslie is proud to say she has been a continuing contributor of both CAHU PAC and HUPAC.

Before joining Health Underwriters, Leslie was an active member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), serving as Membership Chair for two years.

Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband Greg of 28 years and two children, Kevin and Kara.  She loves the outdoors and the pace of the North State and what it has to offer.

Leslie has always believed that “it is the service that counts”.  This is why she makes it a priority to provide the best customer service and advocacy, and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service.



VP Membership
Adam Brubaker

Adam is an employee benefits expert specializing in voluntary benefits for both small and large companies in the greater Chico area. He has mastered the art of adding a warm personal touch to a topic that isn’t always warm and fuzzy, “Insurance!” Adam has lived in the Chico area for just over 10 years. He originally came to Chico to play college baseball and never left.  Adam is married and has three boys ranging in age from 7 down to 17 months. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing as well as hanging out around the house with his family on their 40 acres. Adam, always having an entrepreneurial mindset, is able to relate well to business owners and speak their language. The insurance industry didn’t start as a passion for Adam, but over the last 6 years has become something that is very near and dear to his heart. He truly believes in creating personal and meaningful relationships with his clients that go deeper than just a product or a service.



NVAHU Secretary
Dayna Silveira

Dayna Silveira joined the Healthy Solutions team in July 2014.  Growing up in Auburn California, Chico’s small town feel was the perfect match for college.  After graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education, she spent over 15 years working as the Child Development Lab at Chico State.  Seeking a change of pace and more flexibility, she focused her career on health care and employee benefits.  She has been an active member of North Valley Association of Health Underwriters (NVAHU) and currently serves as the group’s Secretary.  In addition to her involvement in NVAHU, she also committed to a local chapter of Business Networking International (BNI).  When not at the office, she can found on the running trails of Bidwell Park or at a local coffee shop reading a good book.



VP Legislation
Elizabeth Mitchell Collord

Elizabeth Mitchell Collord, MHA was Born in Sacramento, life long resident of Northern California. She is a mother of two, step mom of three, grandma to seven, and a loving wife and caring friend. She is a health & wellness systems enthusiast and life & health insurance agent with a career in health and wellness spanning 35 years.

Elizabeth received her Bachelors degree, speech & communication studies from CSUSF in 1986 and her Masters degree, health care administration, from USC in 1996. . Her professional experience includes working at a non-profit heath care provider in public affairs, and  has held positions in administration, marketing and public relations for medical, dental, chiropractic and alternative health care providers. Elizabeth was part of a rural community-based early childhood health care program and was founding administrator of a residential eldercare community in Chico. She also worked in community health and wellness management programs at a Northern California hospital.

Elizabeth enjoys volunteering for the American Heart Association, the Kiwanis Club of Mount Shasta the North Valley Association of Health Underwriters, Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce and Siskiyou Health Collaborative. She loves an active lifestyle including hiking, biking, swimming, exploring and enjoying the beautiful offerings in the Northern California area with her family and friends. She is passionately invested in local economies and health systems as they affect health status at the local community and individual & family levels.



NVAHU Treasurer
Cheryl Benjamin



VP Communications
Judy Maxwell



Open Positions:
President Elect
VP Political Action
VP Media Relations