Meet our Team

Jennifer Baelum, Account Manager Group Benefits

phone: 847.933.4212

With almost 20 years experience in Group Benefits and Human Resources, Jennifer brings a high level of proficiency to help choose the right options for your business. She strives to cultivate solid relationships with our clients and their employees for an exemplary experience from start to finish. Summer finds Jennifer at flea markets and art fairs while in winter months she hits the slopes.

Rosemary Bayzer, CLU, ChFC, Client Service / Case Manager

phone: 847.933.4221

Rachelle Bernstein, AP/AR Coordinator

phone: 847.933.4235

With 19 years of service, Rachelle has taken on many of the necessary duties with a careful eye for detail. Rachelle’s indelible warmth and loyalty to the team is felt through all her many endeavors. She’s responsible for all of RFG’s accounts receivable and payable, taking on all tasks with great care.

Kim Diaz, Life Department Manager

phone: 847-933-4213

Kim has worked in the Life Insurance Industry for over two decades. There, she found her passion of team building through training and development. She focuses on a culture of learning and engagement to ensure the clients feel valued and fosters long term relationships. Kim and her family enjoy traveling, movies, boating and snowmobiling.

Jordan Griffin, Case Designer

phone: 847-933-4228

A recent University of Kentucky graduate, Jordan is eager to master the insurance business. He’ll be designing solutions to accomplish the client’s goals. In his spare time, Jordan likes to photograph cars which you can see on Instagram.

Deepa Jhaveri, Health/Medicare Supplement Administrator

phone: 847.933.4227

As her father, Deepa has taken a career in insurance. She integrates all of the many details of medicare supplements for large health facilities. In addition, Deepa services the individual with their health coverage, international travel coverage and Medicare Part D. Graduated in microbiology, Deepa is married with two sons and a fabric artist.

Chaya Kahanovitch, Health & Medical Supplement Specialist

phone: 847.933.4254

Chaya moved to Chicago to be closer to family. She brings over a decade of experience in ensuring operations run smoothly. In her spare time she writes short stories that she hopes to publish one day.

Iris Katsnelson, Account Executive Group Benefits

phone: 847.933.4224

Iris has honed her expertise in the Group Benefits arena over 25 years. She brings a wealth of experience ranging from midsize to large employers, fully funded to self-insured and with for profit as well as non-profit organizations. She strives to understand your needs and help you reach those goals. Her negotiation skills, strategic focus and analytical thinking bring results.

Amber Kinser-Lindahl, CLU, Case Design Manager

phone: 847.933.4219

Josiah Lape, Client Service-Life

phone: 847-933-4245

A decade in service roles has positioned Josiah with excellent communication skills to ensure you and your policies are well taken care of. Josiah is a newlywed who is looking forward to building solid foundations in all walks of life.

 Wendy Nissen, Controller Finance & Operations

phone: 847.933.4220

With an accounting degree from DePaul, Wendy has been part of management teams for family and entrepreneurial businesses to Corporate 500 companies. Service industries as diverse as sailing, medical education & cross cultural training, have utilized Wendy’s skills to build and advance the financial, accounting & operational functions. Her strategic and tactical proficiency has contributed to the growth of each company by setting solid foundations, processes and efficiencies. Her passion for traveling has taken her across all seven continents as well as over 35 countries.