Joseph B. Moody, CPCU
President / CEO
Joseph B. Moody, CPCU, joined the HSG Family of Companies as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In December, 2011, Joseph was promoted to President and CEO of Healthcare Services Group. Prior to joining HSG, he worked for the largest insurer of medical professional liability insurance for over 23 years in a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility. Beginning his career in underwriting, he progressed into diverse management roles including Underwriting Officer – Major Accounts, Vice President – Marketing and Managing Director – International Health Care, based in London, England. In that capacity he led the development of professional liability practices in twelve different countries on five continents.
Joseph has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University. He also attended Temple University’s Graduate School of Insurance and Risk Management. He has earned professional designations as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a licensed Casualty Broker. He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.
Aaron Cooper, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Aaron Cooper, CPA joined HSG in November 2018. In January 2020, Aaron was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining HSG, he was a Partner with Brown Smith Wallace, LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent more than 15 years in public accounting specializing in providing professional consulting and audit services to insurance companies across the United States.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Aaron has served two terms as President of the Show-Me Chapter of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (“IASA”). He has also taught a number of courses for IASA (local and regional conferences as well as national eLearning webinars).
Aaron is a licensed CPA and a graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master’s of Accountancy.
Suzanne Roush, AINS, SPHR
Director, Administration & Human Resources
Suzanne Roush, AINS, SPHR, serves as Director of Administration & Human Resources. During her 36 year career at HSG, Suzanne has worked in many areas of the company with increasing responsibilities leading to her inclusion in the management team. Suzanne is a Providers Insurance Consultants board member and serves as Secretary on that board. She has earned the designation of Associate in General Insurance (AINS) from The Institutes and the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI.
Dana Frese, JD, CPCU, ARe
Executive VP – Claims & General Counsel
Dana Frese, JD, CPCU, ARe serves as Executive Vice President – Claims and General Counsel for Healthcare Services Group. Prior to joining HSG in 2011, he served as outside General Counsel for HSA, HSG, MHP, MLA, and ProCon as a shareholder with the law firm of Carson & Coil, PC. He practiced law at Carson & Coil from 1987-2010. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Cole County Bar Association, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, CPCU Society, and the Defense Research Institute. He is currently a board member and immediate Past President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Marketing, Communications, and Information Systems
Becky Branson, MBA, Ed.D.
Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Information Systems
Executive Director, HSGCF
Becky Branson, MBA, Ed.D., joined HSG in March, 2015 as Director of Marketing, Communications, and Information Systems. Dr. Branson earned her Doctorate of Educational Leadership from St. Louis University and Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (Marketing and Business Administration) from William Woods University. She previously served as an independent consultant and as Chief Accountability Officer for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Providers Insurance Consultants, Inc.
Tyge Fourtner, ARM
President of ProCon
Tyge Fourtner, ARM, serves as President of Providers Insurance Consultants. He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, Tyge has been assisting large national and international clients with risk financing, risk management consulting, program design/structure, and coverage placement at the largest privately held global brokerage firm. Tyge has a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. He also holds the Associates in Risk Management designation.
Risk Management & Patient Safety
Arvids Petersons, JD, MA, CMPE, CPHRM
Vice President – Risk Management & Patient Safety
HSG Compliance Officer
Executive Director, HAT
Arvids Petersons, JD, MA, CMPE, CPHRM, serves as Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety for Healthcare Services Group (HSG). He also serves as HSG’s Compliance Officer and as the Executive Director of the Hospital Association Team (HAT). Arvids began his career by serving in the United States Army after high school. Subsequent to his honorable discharge, he graduated from The Ohio State University. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from University of Tulsa. Arvids holds the designations of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM).
Arvids’ background includes personnel management consulting, counseling, practicing law in the private sector, and public service. He has served as General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and as Deputy Director of the Missouri Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).
He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar’s Health and Hospital Law Committee, and he is a mediator/arbitrator for the Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program and the Missouri Bar Complaint Resolution Program. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Jefferson City Rape and Abuse Crisis Services (RACS) and is on the Board of Directors for Mid-Missouri Legal Services (MMLS). He is also past president of the Rotary Club of Jefferson City and is currently the Club’s Youth Exchange Officer. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Director of the Jefferson City Rotary Club Local Community Foundation.
Jesseca Muenks, CPCU, RPLU, ARe
Vice President – Underwriting
Jesseca Muenks, CPCU, RPLU, ARe, joined the staff of HSG in 2003 and has served as Underwriting Manager since 2015. She was promoted to Director of Underwriting January of 2018. Ms. Muenks graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. She earned the designation of RPLU in 2005, and in 2013 completed studies to earn the designation of CPCU from The Institutes. She completed her ARe in 2017. Jesseca is a member of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society (CPCU) and Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).