Debbie Lantman is the Manager – Workers’ Compensation for Formica Corporation in Evendale, Ohio. Managing self-insured, deductible, and guaranteed workers’ compensation programs in Ohio and the United States, including Puerto Rico. Having worked in the workers’ compensation field for 33 years, Debbie has managed self-insured and state fund claims for her employers and a third party administrator. Debbie’s background also includes human resource generalist, FMLA and ADA management, Paramedic, safety consultant, and emergency medical services instructor. Debbie was appointed by then Governor Kasich and now Governor Voinovich to the Industrial Commission Nominating Council. As a Board member of OSIA, Debbie participates on the BWC SI Financial Committee and the BWC SI Claims Committee. Debbie is a member of the Ohio Safety Congress EMS Committee.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Immediate Past President
American Electric Power
Loyd Hudson is an Integrated Disability Manager for AEP’s Absence Programs. Loyd is active in disability management and has 25 years of experience in American Electric Powers integrated disability management program consisting of sick leave, parental leaves, military leaves, workers’ compensation, long term disability, FMLA, and ADA. Loyd currently serves as President of the Ohio of Self Insurers, Former President and current Board Member of the West Virginia Self Insurers, Former President and current Board Member of the National Counsel of Self-Insurers, Board Member of the Louisiana Self Insurers Association, and has served as past President of the Virginia Self Insured Association.
Board of Managers
Tommie Jo Brode
The Timken Company
North Canton OH
Tommie Jo Brode has been an Ohio attorney since 1998. Her workers’ compensation career has included serving at the Ohio Industrial Commission, representing employers through law firms, and working in house for self insured employers. Ms. Brode is currently the Manager of Workers Compensation, Disability and Occupational Health at the Timken Company in North Canton. She was appointed in March 2019 by Governor DeWine to serve on the Self Insured Employers Evaluation Board.
Owens Community College
Kimberly Cook is the Manager, Labor Relations and Workers’ Compensation at Owens State Community College.
Stephanie Creech is the Risk & Insurance Manager for ODW Logistics Inc. located in Columbus, Ohio. Stephanie has been with a self-insured employer for the past 21 years. Stephanie has her BS from Franklin University.
Baker Construction Enterprises
Baker Construction Enterprises, Corporate Claim Manager. Manage all national workers compensation, general liability, auto, property, construction defect and employment claims. Process and manage associated files and records for multiple Shared Services’ clients. Manage appeal hearings on unemployment issues, workers’ compensation hearings, mediations, and trials. Prepare monthly claim funding financials and outstanding reserve trending reports for Shared Services’ clients. Manage OSHA and Department of Labor reporting and self-insured filings. Analyze safety/accident summary reports and trending matrix. Manage multi-line litigation including trials, hearings, and mediations as company representative. Strong negotiating skills. Stay abreast of national WC state rule changes and involved in all settlements, reserving, evaluations and negotiations. Manage all aspects of self-insurance in various states to include the application process, financial, assessment and reporting requirements. Manage and oversee TPA's and broker services, including claim audits. Strong customer service and client relations skills. Bilingual.
Denise Evans is currently the Corporate Workers’ Compensation Director of Claims with Staffmark Group. Denise has been with Staffmark for 30 years and has over 29 years of claims management experience. She has attended and spoken at numerous workers’ compensation seminars throughout the United States. Denise was also featured in a Property Casualty 360 issue featuring successful workers’ compensation programs and Business Insurance. Denise is responsible for claims management for Staffmark Group, throughout the United States, including the National Insured Program and the Ohio Self-Insured self- administrated program. She also provides internal support by conducting workers’ compensation training for Staffmark employees and assisting with incident investigations for the Staffmark Group’s Risk Management and Safety departments.
United Dairy Farmers, Inc.
Donna Hadley is the Workers' Compensation Manager for United Dairy Farmers where she has handled claims for more that 20 years. She currently serves on the Board of Managers and is past President of the South West Ohio Self-Insurers Association. She has served on the OSIA Board of Managers since 2010.
Cuyahoga Falls OH
Donna Stasiowski is the Workers’ Compensation Administrator for the Cleveland Indians (soon to be Cleveland Guardians). She has been with the organization for 15 years and has a total of 23 years of workers’ compensation experience. Donna spent eight of those years as a workers’ compensation/litigation paralegal with a law firm in Canton, Ohio. She is currently responsible for managing not only staff work injuries, but for all of the team’s Major League players, as well as the minor league players for all of their affiliates. Over the past five years she has remained number one in workers’ compensation cost savings amongst all 30 Major League teams.
Riesbeck Food Markets
St. Clairsville OH
Peter Riesbeck is Director of Human Resources for Riesbeck Food Markets, Inc., a family-owned and operated retail grocery chain with 16 locations in eastern Ohio and the West Virginia panhandle. He has held this position for 6 years. Peter also serves on the Board of Directors at the company and helps direct strategic decisions and day to day operations. Prior to coming back to his family's business, Peter worked in the non-profit sector for ten years, specifically in development and fundraising. He was Director of Development for the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley as well as a Major Gift Planning Officer for Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. He began his development career at WQED Multimedia, the Pittsburgh PBS television and radio station in their Development & Membership department.
Lynette is the Manager, University Hospitals Workers’ Compensation Department in Cleveland, Ohio. Lynette graduated from Cleveland State University with a Master’s in Business Management. Lynette has been with University Hospitals since 2003 and has over 30 years of workers’ compensation, short-term disability, FMLA and ADA management experience. New member of the University Hospitals EOC/Safety committee. Prior to joining University Hospitals, Lynette worked for a large regional TPA for over 16 years and began her career in the legal field. Lynette was an officer on Board for the former Self Insurer’s Group of Ohio.
Executive Secretary Emeritus
Robert (Buz) Minor
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Retired)
Robert A. Minor, Esq. - Prior to his retirement on January 1, 2019, Buz Minor was a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and practiced in the area of labor and employment law. His practice included workers' compensation defense before the agencies and courts, assisting employers in obtaining self-insurance status and in resolving SI compliance issues, participation before the Ohio Supreme Court as amicus curiae, the defense of direct liability actions and employment intentional torts, and OSHA compliance and defense. Mr. Minor is the Executive Secretary of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Self-Insurers, and is a former President of the National Council. Mr. Minor is a frequent lecturer before national and state audiences on employer liability law and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP