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.

Samantha Flanagan

Client Manager

Early Years: Family First

As the oldest of three siblings and Godmother to one of her nephews, family is very important to Samantha. After graduating from Mercy High School in Baltimore, Maryland, she chose to stay near her family in the city. Rather than going away for college, she attended Stevenson University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

What we know about Samantha: Mamma Mia!

Samantha's family is mostly Italian (even though she looks Irish). Her family celebrates many Italian traditions, and on Thanksgiving they cook turkey AND homemade ravioli and meatballs! But despite all the delicious, home-cooked food, Samantha could easily live off Goldfish and cereal for the rest of her life. It's all we ever see her eat...

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Fun Facts

Aye aye, Captain! During high school, I was captain of the varsity soccer team.

Turn up the volume: Rather than watching movies or TV, I prefer to throw on headphones and listen to some good music. 

Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Since I love being outside, a friend and I traveled to Aspen, Colorado and hiked the Conundrum Springs. Unfortunately, we didn't realize it was an expert level hike, and it took us two days to complete!

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Alexa Murray

Client Coordinator

Early years

A Triple Threat

While growing up in Howard County, Maryland, with her parents and two younger brothers, Alexa attended the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore City. During high school, she was a 3-sport athlete as a member of the cheerleading squad, a lacrosse player, and a volleyball star. She even joined a competitive jump rope team - as if she was not busy enough!

What we know about Alexa

The Campus Tour Guide

While pursuing her degree, Alexa embarked on the All-Maryland College Tour. She started off at Frostburg University, then transferred to Salisbury University where she met her husband, before ultimately graduating from UMBC with a degree in Sociology. After getting married in April of 2018, Alexa and her husband moved to Catonsville, and they are now the cutest family of three with their English Bulldog, Cali.

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Fun Facts

Work that Side Hustle! When I am not working with the team EBS, I am an assistant Wedding Planner with Social Graces Events

Gourmet Cupcakes Anyone? I love to bake and consider myself a cupcake connoisseur! I have visited over 50 cupcake shops with my mom, and we are still eager for more.

Believe in Serendipity: Right before a trip to North Carolina for a family vacation, my flight was abruptly cancelled. In the airport, I met a woman scheduled to take the same flight to embark on her own family vacation. We ended up driving from the airport to North Carolina together that same night, and we remain friends to this day.

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Heather Rubie

Client Coordinator

Early Years: Eat, sleep, cheer, repeat.

Heather grew up in Baltimore County with her Mom and younger sister. Heather made the cheerleading team in high school and was chosen as varsity MVP her freshman year. She then attended University of Baltimore and graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services Administration. She later settled in Cantonsville with her husband Mark and their son Tasker Kole. 

What we know about Heather: The grass is greener on the golf course

Though Heather is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan, her secret love is professional golf. Before she joined us at EBS, Heather worked a summer job as the beverage cart driver for Rolling Road Golf Club for five years. But now that she's rolled in to EBS, we're so happy to have her!

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Fun Facts

What's your sun sign? My mom, sister, husband, son and I are all peaceful Libras. 

Get on your bikes and ride! I grew up in a biker family, but I?m the "black sheep" because I am by far the most conservative of us all.

Record scratching: I love music, and I have an extensive collection of vinyl records in a variety of genres.

The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black: We named our two cats Bellatrix and Narcissa as a nod to the two (mostly) villainous Harry Potter characters. 

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Ana Reza

Client Coordinator

Early years

The Baby of the Family

Born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Ana (aka Bird) was the youngest of three. She is best friends with her sister, though they are six years apart, and she and her brother are considered Irish Twins. Ana was a dedicated student and rowed crew in high school, but she also had a wild side? Ana pierced her nose over six times during school. Since piercings were against school rules, she had to take it out whenever she got caught. What a rebel!

What we know about Ana

The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Before starting her new career at EBS, Ana worked as a breastfeeding counselor at Women Infant Children (WIC), a non-profit, community-based healthcare agency and then took on a role at a cemetery (Parklawn Memorial Park). She now shares her time with our team at EBS and her 8-year-old daughter Ava Rose. Ava loves to play in the park and always keeps Ana on her toes.

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Fun Facts

My Feline Best-Friend: I have a cat named Squeeky, who is 23 years old and still going strong!

Confessions of a Shopaholic: I will let you in on a little secret - I often shop for clothes for my already-full closet, and you can frequently catch me buying home décor for my future home.

My Baby Bird: After 32 hours of labor, I named my baby girl, Ava. My family nickname has always been Bird, and Ava means bird in Latin. Ironically, the name is also a 3-letter palindrome, like mine!  

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  • Samantha Flanagan

    Client Manager

    Early Years: Family First

    As the oldest of three siblings and Godmother to one of her nephews, family is very important to Samantha. After graduating from Mercy High School in Baltimore, Maryland, she chose to stay near her family in the city. Rather than going away for college, she attended Stevenson University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

    What we know about Samantha: Mamma Mia!

    Samantha's family is mostly Italian (even though she looks Irish). Her family celebrates many Italian traditions, and on Thanksgiving they cook turkey AND homemade ravioli and meatballs! But despite all the delicious, home-cooked food, Samantha could easily live off Goldfish and cereal for the rest of her life. It's all we ever see her eat...

    Fun Facts

    Aye aye, Captain! During high school, I was captain of the varsity soccer team.

    Turn up the volume: Rather than watching movies or TV, I prefer to throw on headphones and listen to some good music. 

    Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Since I love being outside, a friend and I traveled to Aspen, Colorado and hiked the Conundrum Springs. Unfortunately, we didn't realize it was an expert level hike, and it took us two days to complete!

    More Team Members
  • Alexa Murray

    Client Coordinator

    Early years

    A Triple Threat

    While growing up in Howard County, Maryland, with her parents and two younger brothers, Alexa attended the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore City. During high school, she was a 3-sport athlete as a member of the cheerleading squad, a lacrosse player, and a volleyball star. She even joined a competitive jump rope team - as if she was not busy enough!

    What we know about Alexa

    The Campus Tour Guide

    While pursuing her degree, Alexa embarked on the All-Maryland College Tour. She started off at Frostburg University, then transferred to Salisbury University where she met her husband, before ultimately graduating from UMBC with a degree in Sociology. After getting married in April of 2018, Alexa and her husband moved to Catonsville, and they are now the cutest family of three with their English Bulldog, Cali.

    Fun Facts

    Work that Side Hustle! When I am not working with the team EBS, I am an assistant Wedding Planner with Social Graces Events

    Gourmet Cupcakes Anyone? I love to bake and consider myself a cupcake connoisseur! I have visited over 50 cupcake shops with my mom, and we are still eager for more.

    Believe in Serendipity: Right before a trip to North Carolina for a family vacation, my flight was abruptly cancelled. In the airport, I met a woman scheduled to take the same flight to embark on her own family vacation. We ended up driving from the airport to North Carolina together that same night, and we remain friends to this day.

    More Team Members
  • Heather Rubie

    Client Coordinator

    Early Years: Eat, sleep, cheer, repeat.

    Heather grew up in Baltimore County with her Mom and younger sister. Heather made the cheerleading team in high school and was chosen as varsity MVP her freshman year. She then attended University of Baltimore and graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services Administration. She later settled in Cantonsville with her husband Mark and their son Tasker Kole. 

    What we know about Heather: The grass is greener on the golf course

    Though Heather is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan, her secret love is professional golf. Before she joined us at EBS, Heather worked a summer job as the beverage cart driver for Rolling Road Golf Club for five years. But now that she's rolled in to EBS, we're so happy to have her!

    Fun Facts

    What's your sun sign? My mom, sister, husband, son and I are all peaceful Libras. 

    Get on your bikes and ride! I grew up in a biker family, but I?m the "black sheep" because I am by far the most conservative of us all.

    Record scratching: I love music, and I have an extensive collection of vinyl records in a variety of genres.

    The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black: We named our two cats Bellatrix and Narcissa as a nod to the two (mostly) villainous Harry Potter characters. 

    More Team Members
  • Ana Reza

    Client Coordinator

    Early years

    The Baby of the Family

    Born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Ana (aka Bird) was the youngest of three. She is best friends with her sister, though they are six years apart, and she and her brother are considered Irish Twins. Ana was a dedicated student and rowed crew in high school, but she also had a wild side? Ana pierced her nose over six times during school. Since piercings were against school rules, she had to take it out whenever she got caught. What a rebel!

    What we know about Ana

    The Perfect Work-Life Balance

    Before starting her new career at EBS, Ana worked as a breastfeeding counselor at Women Infant Children (WIC), a non-profit, community-based healthcare agency and then took on a role at a cemetery (Parklawn Memorial Park). She now shares her time with our team at EBS and her 8-year-old daughter Ava Rose. Ava loves to play in the park and always keeps Ana on her toes.

    Fun Facts

    My Feline Best-Friend: I have a cat named Squeeky, who is 23 years old and still going strong!

    Confessions of a Shopaholic: I will let you in on a little secret - I often shop for clothes for my already-full closet, and you can frequently catch me buying home décor for my future home.

    My Baby Bird: After 32 hours of labor, I named my baby girl, Ava. My family nickname has always been Bird, and Ava means bird in Latin. Ironically, the name is also a 3-letter palindrome, like mine!  

    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.