Our People

Our People Make the Difference

Our senior staff includes:

Sandra M. Wood, CEBS
President & Owner

With over 16 years in the benefits industry, Sandy Wood brings the experience of having spent significant time in all areas of benefits consulting. She has held positions as a Senior Client Service Representative, Analytical Consultant, Account Manager, and Client Consultant. Her experience in these various specialties brings a unique global perspective to Sandy's benefits consulting.

Sandy has earned a respected reputation as an innovator in the benefits industry for her development of detailed, meaningful reporting and streamlined benefits programs. Sandy founded Integrated Benefit Strategies LLC in order to provide these services to a broader range of companies.

Sandy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education. She has obtained her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation through the Wharton School of Business.

A native of western Massachusetts, Sandy taught middle school mathematics near Boston after college. She moved to Seattle in 1990 and entered the benefits field, holding positions with Kibble & Prentice, Marsh USA, and RA Bench. Sandy currently resides in Seattle.

Ami Vedder
Account Manager

As Account Manager, Ami takes a proactive role in assisting clients with their benefit needs. This assistance includes start-to-finish management of plan renewals, employee communication, and enrollments as well as resolution of billing and claim issues. Ami began her benefits career in 2000, and joined Integrated Benefit Strategies in October 2006.  Her background includes working with brokerage firms and local healthcare providers, including Providence Medical Center. 

Ami is licensed in the State of Washington for Life & Disability. She is a native of Washington and currently resides in Marysville.

Judy M. DeStephano, CEBS
Senior Benefit Analyst & Founder

Judy DeStephano is primarily responsible for providing financial analysis, data reporting and claim utilization services to our clients. While Judy has experience with all funding arrangement alternatives, she has extensive expertise in self-funded programs.

Judy's experience in the benefits field spans more than 20 years. She has held the positions of Senior Benefits Analyst, Large Group Analyst, and Underwriting Department Manager at brokerage firms in western Washington. These firms include Kibble & Prentice, Brown & Brown, Corporate Planning Systems, and RA Bench.

Judy has earned her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation, and also has her Life & Disability license and a Brokers license through the State of Washington. She is a native of Washington and currently resides in Tacoma.

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Integrated Benefits Strategies
1524 64th Street SE
Auburn, WA 98092

Phone: (206) 669-3345
Fax: (206) 512-3127

We Provide:

  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Executive Coverage
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Individual Insurance Plans
  • Eligibility Auditing
  • Plan Reviews
  • Merger Benefit Assessments
  • Employee Communications
  • Contract & PPO Network Audits