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Professional Team

Carissa McKinney, MSA
Director of Underwriting

San Diego, CA
Tel: 858.509.6466

Karen Bodmer, MBA, CPCU, RPLU
Director of Underwriting

San Diego, CA
Tel: 858.509.6577

Mary Danner, RN, MS, CPHRM, CPPS
Sr. Risk & Patient Safety Consultant
Charlotte, NC
Tel: 704.816.4530
Vicky Rollins, RN, MHA, CPHRM, CPPS
Sr. Risk & Patient Safety Consultant

San Diego, CA
Tel: 916.215.6289

Lisa Ramthun, RN, MSN, CPHRM, FASHRM
Sr. Risk & Patient Safety Consultant
Charlotte, NC
Tel: 704.816.5547
Phillip Cary, ARM, CLCS
Senior Account Executive
Premier Insurance Management Services Inc.

Charlotte, NC
Tel: 707.738.8487

Carissa McKinney, MSA, has been with Premier Insurance Management Services, Inc (PIMS) and the American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) for nine years, working in various capacities and roles. Carissa was promoted to Controller in 2016. Her primary responsibilities are to manage and oversee the financial reporting, actuarial process and claims information system for AEIX, including claims data for reinsurance, reserving and benchmarking. Carissa is actively involved across the organization working directly with our members and effectively with both the underwriting and claims teams to achieve the operational goals.

Carissa has 13 years of experience, including nine years in the insurance industry. Carissa received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa in 2001 and a Master’s of Science degree in accounting from San Diego State University in 2003.

Karen Bodmer, MBA, CPCU, RPLU is a Director Underwriting for Premier Insurance Management Services, Inc. (PIMS) and the American  Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX).  Karen has 33 years of property and casualty insurance experience and specializing in healthcare professional liability for the past 23 years.  She joined AEIX in 1995 and operates as the policy manager for the entire AEIX book of business.  Karen maintains a broad range of duties and functions for the underwriting team overall.  Prior to joining AEIX, Karen worked for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Karen holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) From San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Additionally, Karen holds both the CPCU and the RPLU insurance designations.

Mary Danner is Sr. Risk & Patient Safety Consultant at Premier Insurance Management Services, Inc. (PIMS) and American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX). She has more than thirty-five years of experience in the healthcare industry working in clinical practice, healthcare administration, education, and consulting. Ms. Danner has provided risk management consulting for over 20 years on a nation-wide basis. Her clients have included single location and multi-hospital systems, university hospitals, community hospitals, large medical groups, free-standing ambulatory facilities, surgical centers, and long-term care facilities. She has also developed and presented numerous physician and staff education programs.

Ms. Danner’s clinical areas of expertise are in emergency/trauma and critical care. Ms. Danner received her nursing degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, and her Masters of Health Law and Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She is a Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager (CPHRM), a Certified Professional Patient Safety (CPPS), and is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.

Vicky Rollins, RN, MHA, CPHRM, CPPS joined Premier Insurance Management Services (PIMS) and the American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) team in 2020 as a Senior Risk & Patient Safety Consultant. Vicky’s expertise is in outpatient ambulatory services, physician office practices and hospitals. Prior to joining AEIX, Vicky was the Senior Director, Patient Safety Programs for The Doctors Company for 10 years where she provided loss prevention and patient safety services and education to custom policy holders, large medical groups and facilities. Vicky has a nursing background in med/surg, intensive care and cardiology, and has served in a nursing management role.

Vicky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences (BSHS) and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree (MHA) from Columbia Commonwealth University. Vicky holds national certifications in both healthcare risk management and patient safety.

Lisa Ramthun, RN, MSN, CPHRM, FASHRM joined Premier Insurance Management Services (PIMS) and the American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) team in 2020 as a Senior Risk & Patient Safety Consultant.  Lisa is an experienced risk management professional with a strong background in system design, human behavior and Enterprise Risk Management, (ERM).  Prior to joining PIMS and AEIX, Lisa was the President of LR Risk Strategies, LLC, which provided customized risk management and patient safety consulting services to healthcare organizations across the country.  Lisa spent 12 years as the corporate vice president of risk management and patient safety for St. Joseph Health, in Irving, CA, where she had system oversight for the risk management, patient safety, captive and claims management, clinical data analytics, research, infection prevention, and regulatory readiness functions.  She began her career as an emergency nurse, mobile intensive care nurse and nursing manager.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from West Haven University. Lisa has a strong history of leadership in the healthcare risk management community, recently serving as a Board member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), as well as serving in a number of volunteer and elected positions including Chapter President for the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management.

Phil Cary, ARM, CLCS joined the Premier Insurance Management Services team in 2019 as a Senior Account Executive.   He is responsible for marketing strategy, retention, and new business of Premier’s Exclusive Insurance Purchasing and Partnership Programs for the American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) membership throughout Western United States.  Phillip has nine (9) years of healthcare professional liability insurance experience and eight (8) years of experience in the mortgage lending industry.  Prior to joining the AEIX and Premier Insurance team, Phillip served as Senior National Account Manager with The Doctors Company, where he managed a sales team, a book of medical professional liability (MPL) business as well as the wholesale distribution operations of non-MPL lines.  Phillip has created unique and long lasting insurance programs with healthcare partners through his strategic holistic approach to client management.  He establishes strong successful relationships with his brokers, while thoughtfully negotiating robust terms and conditions for the members and brings a high degree of teamwork to the AEIX membership.

Phillip  received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Humboldt State University.  He holds an Associates of Risk Management (ARM) designation as well as a Commercial Liability Coverage Specialist (CLCS) from the Hartford and he maintains an agent license in both Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health.