Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Beth Appel

Client Care Specialist

Early Years

An eastern shore native, Beth graduated from Severna Park High School. She then graced the locals by choosing to attend Towson University. Her husband, BJ, was pretty happy about that, too. They met through mutual friends while both were TU students. After years living the sunny life in different states -- she in San Diego and he in West Palm Beach -- the two got hitched and decided to move back home to crab town.

What we know about Beth

She performs somersaults for her clients.

Beth started her career as a Gym Director for a gymnastics facility. She then cartwheeled straight into the insurance biz as a customer service rep at KELLY, where she quickly moved up the latter to become a customer service team leader and trainer before having her first child.

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Fun Facts

She's got great taste in past times. I spend my free time playing with my one-year-old daughter, Blakely, or watching Netflix.

She puts her money where her mouth is. I love a good brewery tour, wine tasting, and going out to dinner around Baltimore. I also like to I like to bake!

She walks the walk. I hiked the Grand Canyon rim to river and back in 2010 with a friend.

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Khris Wilson

Director of Client Solutions

Early Years:

Khris was born in sunny Manila, Philippines and moved to Baltimore with her family in the early 90s. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and earned her Business degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

What we know about Khris:

Talk techy to me.

Growing up as a kid, back when Google wasn't a household name yet and dial-up connections were both deafening and slow, Khris embraced the digital media world and began creating her own personal websites and blogs for fun at age 12. Though she has no formal technical education, she carries the same enthusiasm for technology to her new role. She manages clients' onboarding process to various benefit admin platforms from start to finish, primarily the EBS flagship system Maxwell Health, as well as provide internal and external support year round. To clients she is a benefit admin system expert but to her colleagues in the office, she's simply the designated tech guru who can fix wonky Excel spreadsheets and jammed printers from time to time.

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Fun Facts

I taught myself English by listening to books on tape. I may not speak Tagalog anymore but I understand my parents when they talk about me to relatives.

Unique, just like 70 million other people. A Myers-Briggs certified INFJ, I am among only 1% of the world's population.

I have three dogs. Wicket the shih-poo, Puddles the cavapoo, and a golden doodle Sperry.

I met my husband in a bar while dressed as Lara Croft. His female friend agreed to pose as his sister. The truth was revealed on our first date

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Lauren Burk

Client Coordinator

Early Years: Girl Next Door

Lauren lived in the same house in a small town outside of Baltimore since birth. "It's the type of town where everyone knows everyone." Lauren went on to don the Catonsville High Comets uniform, playing lacrosse her freshman and sophomore years and field hockey all 4 years. At Salisbury University, Lauren juggled a major in psychology, intramural field hockey and softball, and a whole lot of (a-hem!) "study time" at her family's nearby Ocean City condo. However, our Lauren is not one to build sandcastles in the air. To prepare for the global stage, she studied in Edinburgh, Scotland during her last college semester. "It's the coolest city ever!" She also studied in Barcelona, Spain while in grad school.

What we know about Lauren: Industrial Strength

Undergraduate degree in hand, Lauren set her sights even higher. "The best decision I ever made was to pursue a Master of Science degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Baltimore," she explains. She received a fellowship with the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at UB and worked there part-time while a full-time student. "It was exhausting, challenging, and worth it," she notes. "I see such potential between employee benefits and IO psychology here at EBS."

Read more

Fun Facts

The Travel Continues: I've traveled to 6 countries and in 2016 went to Banff National Park in Canada and Glacier National Park in Montana. They were the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Sing It Loud: I used to write my own songs and sing them at coffee houses...that was my chance to become famous!

The Fire Within: I Love camping! We had a huge family/friend camping trip every year for 16 years but stopped due to a change in the drinking law in Maryland State Parks. This year, we're toting our coolers to West Virginia!

New Wave: The guys in my family are all surfers and so was I when I was younger. I stopped after an accident 4 years ago. But at least I caught the wave!

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Jordan Sganga

Client Coordinator

The Early Years: Cosmopolitan Kiddo

Jordan earned her love of traveling in childhood. A Navy Brat and eldest of five children (one brother and three step-siblings), she was born in California and has lived in - count 'em - six states. She began her high school career in sunny Orlando but completed it in Maryland. Apparently, she pitched herself as an excellent softball player, earning a scholarship to attend UMBC where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Analysis tells us it was a great start to a people-oriented career!  

What we know about Jordan:  The Odyssey continues

2016 saw Jordan graduate and begin her career in IT staffing. She joined EBS in 2017. Never one to sit still for long, her free time is spent huffing and puffing - working out, playing softball and football, and even bowling in a league with her dad, granddad, and boyfriend. Still, what is life without a little twang? Jordan spends her passive energy soaking in the music that speaks to her most - Country! And there's always an occasion to play a little Eminem and "anything with a beat I can nod to."

True to her gypsy roots, she has visited 21 states to date and her lifetime goal is to experience all 50.

Read more

Fun Facts

Music In Her Genes: I was a band nerd from 6th to 10th grade. Yep, I wore the very attractive band uniform at high school football games.

She Dives In-Hard: I've been Skydiving and would love to go rocky mountain climbing.

R&R is a Lifestyle:  I live in Nap Town. And Yes I love to nap!

Exotic Travel? Well, I have been to Cuba!

A Not-So-Secret Treat: I Iove to cook and Pinterest is my cookbook! 

More Team Members
  • Beth Appel

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years

    An eastern shore native, Beth graduated from Severna Park High School. She then graced the locals by choosing to attend Towson University. Her husband, BJ, was pretty happy about that, too. They met through mutual friends while both were TU students. After years living the sunny life in different states -- she in San Diego and he in West Palm Beach -- the two got hitched and decided to move back home to crab town.

    What we know about Beth

    She performs somersaults for her clients.

    Beth started her career as a Gym Director for a gymnastics facility. She then cartwheeled straight into the insurance biz as a customer service rep at KELLY, where she quickly moved up the latter to become a customer service team leader and trainer before having her first child.

    Fun Facts

    She's got great taste in past times. I spend my free time playing with my one-year-old daughter, Blakely, or watching Netflix.

    She puts her money where her mouth is. I love a good brewery tour, wine tasting, and going out to dinner around Baltimore. I also like to I like to bake!

    She walks the walk. I hiked the Grand Canyon rim to river and back in 2010 with a friend.

    More Team Members
  • Khris Wilson

    Director of Client Solutions

    Early Years:

    Khris was born in sunny Manila, Philippines and moved to Baltimore with her family in the early 90s. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and earned her Business degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    What we know about Khris:

    Talk techy to me.

    Growing up as a kid, back when Google wasn't a household name yet and dial-up connections were both deafening and slow, Khris embraced the digital media world and began creating her own personal websites and blogs for fun at age 12. Though she has no formal technical education, she carries the same enthusiasm for technology to her new role. She manages clients' onboarding process to various benefit admin platforms from start to finish, primarily the EBS flagship system Maxwell Health, as well as provide internal and external support year round. To clients she is a benefit admin system expert but to her colleagues in the office, she's simply the designated tech guru who can fix wonky Excel spreadsheets and jammed printers from time to time.

    Fun Facts

    I taught myself English by listening to books on tape. I may not speak Tagalog anymore but I understand my parents when they talk about me to relatives.

    Unique, just like 70 million other people. A Myers-Briggs certified INFJ, I am among only 1% of the world's population.

    I have three dogs. Wicket the shih-poo, Puddles the cavapoo, and a golden doodle Sperry.

    I met my husband in a bar while dressed as Lara Croft. His female friend agreed to pose as his sister. The truth was revealed on our first date

    More Team Members
  • Lauren Burk

    Client Coordinator

    Early Years: Girl Next Door

    Lauren lived in the same house in a small town outside of Baltimore since birth. "It's the type of town where everyone knows everyone." Lauren went on to don the Catonsville High Comets uniform, playing lacrosse her freshman and sophomore years and field hockey all 4 years. At Salisbury University, Lauren juggled a major in psychology, intramural field hockey and softball, and a whole lot of (a-hem!) "study time" at her family's nearby Ocean City condo. However, our Lauren is not one to build sandcastles in the air. To prepare for the global stage, she studied in Edinburgh, Scotland during her last college semester. "It's the coolest city ever!" She also studied in Barcelona, Spain while in grad school.

    What we know about Lauren: Industrial Strength

    Undergraduate degree in hand, Lauren set her sights even higher. "The best decision I ever made was to pursue a Master of Science degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Baltimore," she explains. She received a fellowship with the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at UB and worked there part-time while a full-time student. "It was exhausting, challenging, and worth it," she notes. "I see such potential between employee benefits and IO psychology here at EBS."

    Fun Facts

    The Travel Continues: I've traveled to 6 countries and in 2016 went to Banff National Park in Canada and Glacier National Park in Montana. They were the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

    Sing It Loud: I used to write my own songs and sing them at coffee houses...that was my chance to become famous!

    The Fire Within: I Love camping! We had a huge family/friend camping trip every year for 16 years but stopped due to a change in the drinking law in Maryland State Parks. This year, we're toting our coolers to West Virginia!

    New Wave: The guys in my family are all surfers and so was I when I was younger. I stopped after an accident 4 years ago. But at least I caught the wave!

    More Team Members
  • Jordan Sganga

    Client Coordinator

    The Early Years: Cosmopolitan Kiddo

    Jordan earned her love of traveling in childhood. A Navy Brat and eldest of five children (one brother and three step-siblings), she was born in California and has lived in - count 'em - six states. She began her high school career in sunny Orlando but completed it in Maryland. Apparently, she pitched herself as an excellent softball player, earning a scholarship to attend UMBC where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Analysis tells us it was a great start to a people-oriented career!  

    What we know about Jordan:  The Odyssey continues

    2016 saw Jordan graduate and begin her career in IT staffing. She joined EBS in 2017. Never one to sit still for long, her free time is spent huffing and puffing - working out, playing softball and football, and even bowling in a league with her dad, granddad, and boyfriend. Still, what is life without a little twang? Jordan spends her passive energy soaking in the music that speaks to her most - Country! And there's always an occasion to play a little Eminem and "anything with a beat I can nod to."

    True to her gypsy roots, she has visited 21 states to date and her lifetime goal is to experience all 50.

    Fun Facts

    Music In Her Genes: I was a band nerd from 6th to 10th grade. Yep, I wore the very attractive band uniform at high school football games.

    She Dives In-Hard: I've been Skydiving and would love to go rocky mountain climbing.

    R&R is a Lifestyle:  I live in Nap Town. And Yes I love to nap!

    Exotic Travel? Well, I have been to Cuba!

    A Not-So-Secret Treat: I Iove to cook and Pinterest is my cookbook! 

    More Team Members

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.