Board of


Stephanie Amato



Stephanie came to The Health Consultants Group
in 1999 as a Senior Benefits Analyst. Over time, her responsibilities grew to include directing the firms sales and marketing functions and the coordination of all training programs to ensure the firms sales and support staff stayed abreast of ACA/ERISA/IRS compliance.

In her current role as Managing Partner, Stephanie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm, and develops programs and tools to keep clients notified of industry changes, including changes in state and federal mandates.

Stephanie has 25 years of employee benefits experience, 20 of those with the Health Consultants Group. She holds her Certified Insurance Consultant License and Self-Funding Certification from the National Association of Health Underwriters. In addition, she sits on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Association of Health Underwriters and is a member of their Legislative Committee.

Stephanie brings her unique knowledge and skills to the following advisory boards – ConnectiCare, Anthem, Harvard Pilgram and Pro-Health. She is an active participant in the working group for Value Based Insurance Design for the State of Connecticut and is the first and only female managing partner in the Northeast holding licenses in CT, MA, NY, IL, CA.

Walter Murphy

Walter is a human resource and an employee benefits professional with over 30 years of experience in planning, designing, implementing, and administering health & welfare plans and human resources information systems (HRIS).

As an HR professional, Walter has served as Vice President of Benefits, Compensation, and HRIS for several large international companies, including Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Ann Taylor.

He founded iBenefitsHR to help small and medium-sized companies improve the efficiency of finding, switching, and negotiating with the nation’s top PEOs.

Walter monitors the performance and health of PEOs to ensure iBenefitsHR clients have access to the best PEO companies and the brightest people working there. Walter’s hands-on leadership challenges each team member to deliver excellence, honoring iBenefitsHR’s commitment to transparency, speed, and integrity. Nothing excites Walter more than speaking to clients and breaking down complex issues into understandable, relatable solutions. He believes all companies should have access to unbiased advice, no-cost comparisons, white-glove service, and a lifetime of one-on-one support.

Dan Diaz Del Valle

Shelly Sweatt

Tasha Byrd Director 

John Calkins Director/Legislative Committee Chair

Julie Chubet Immediate Past President/Director

Tim Falanga Director/HUPAC Chair

Erin Fisher Director/Medicare Committee Chair

Mike Gilbert Director

Brian Lowell Director

Gerard Luczak Director/Awards Committee Chair

Tony Renzoni Director/Media Committee Chair

Tyler Vartenigian Director