Volunteer Leaders & Committees

PRIMA Volunteers

Lend your time and expertise to assist PRIMA staff and board members in carrying out the activities of the organization.

This affords members greater opportunities for involvement and also helps board and staff members identify potential future leaders.

PRIMA maintains the following committees:





Chapter Relations & Membership Enhancement

Connects with PRIMA chapter leaders, members, the PRIMA board of directors and PRIMA staff to further PRIMA’s mission. Plans and implements communication with chapters and members.

Megan Zanesky – Committee Chair
Town of Greenwich, CT

Sean Barham
Las Cruces (MN) Public Schools

Rhea Cragum
City of Valdez, AK

Latrisa Franklin Bennett
Ascension Parish (LA) School Board

James Gadsden
Mesquite Independent (TX) Schools District

James Hanley
City of Manassas, VA

Cara Lea-Edwards
Southern Nevada Regional Authority

Ashley Ryan
City of Show Low, AZ

Kelly Wright
Midwest (MO) Public Risk

Dana Henderson (Board Liaison)
Town of Mount Pleasant, SC


Conference Planning

Develops the educational programs for PRIMA's Annual Conference. Reviews session proposals from members, vendors and other professional organizations.

2020-2021 PRIMA Board of Directors

JamiAnn N. Hannah, RMPE
Committee Chair
City of Gallatin, TN

Forestine W. Carroll
Memphis Housing Authority

Adam Maxwell
City of Westerville, OH

Laurie T. Olson
City/County Insurance Services

Lori J. Gray, RMPE
County of Prince William, VA

Melissa R. Steger, MBA, CRM
University of Texas System

Michael S. Payne, ARM, HEM
City of Fresno, CA

Scott J. Kramer, MBA, ARM
Autauga County Commission, AL

Sheri D. Swain 
Maricopa Community Colleges


Stephanie Weiss
Association of Government Risk Pools

Corporate Partners

Chris Golonka, CPCU, RPLU, ARe
Euclid Public Sector Underwriters

Diane Barr

Jose Peralta

Joseph Peppelman
Munich RE

Dorothy Gjerdrum
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Jean Demchak
Marsh USA, Inc.

Catherine Bennett, CPCU, ARM

Kevin Williams
Genesis Risk Mgmt and Insurance Services Corp

Renee Lunceford
Midwest Employers Casualty

Terry Stubbs 
BRIT Global Specialty USA



Oversees PRIMA's educational objectives and initiatives. Contributes guidance to the planning and implementation of educational programs. Reviews educational materials and opportunities.

Jean Jelinek - Committee Chair
WA State Department of Enterprise Services

Yvonne Aubrey 
City of Cedar Rapids, IA

James Curbeam
Las Vegas Valley Water District

Jim Hanley
City of Manassas, VA

Ann-Marie Sharpe
City of Miami, FL

Jane Wildesen
Garrett County (MD) Public Schools

Retha Youell
City of College Station (TX)

Forestine Carroll (Board Liaison)
Memphis Housing Authority

Shaunda Ragland (Staff Liaison)