ACCESSMed Foundation is extremely grateful for the support of our volunteer health insurance professionals. These compassionate ladies and gentlemen provide Medicare and Medicaid help for vulnerable seniors. They donate their time, travel and personal expense to help seniors access affordable, quality healthcare.

ACCESSMed Volunteers . . . Both ACCESSMed, and the individuals you serve, deeply appreciate your generous contributions! We also deeply appreciate your commitment to practicing Safe Enrollment best practices.

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Lupe Candia
Lupe Candia

Representative

As a highly skilled professional, Lupe volunteers to help ACCESSMed accomplish our mission of providing Arizona’s vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare. She provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of the full range of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits they are entitled to, and deserve.

She has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional since 2009, and an Arizona resident all her life. Lupe compassionately serves both the English and Spanish communities.

Lupe is also involved with St Vincent de Paul and is a board member for her children’s high school orchestra. She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.

Lupe prides herself on listening carefully to every senior to genuinely understand their concerns and needs and serves them with honesty and integrity.

Jerry Rochon
Jerry Rochon

Benefits Advisor

As a highly skilled professional, Jerry volunteers to help ACCESSMed accomplish our mission of providing Arizona’s vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare. He provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits.

Jerry has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional since 1985, and also an Arizona resident since 1985.

Jerry is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester Massachusetts and was elected to the College Hall of Fame for Ice Hockey. He is married to Renae Bohall-Rochon and they reside in Phoenix. Their son, Connor Rochon, MBA, is employed by JP Morgan Chase Financial Services and resides in Denver. He is a 2019 Graduate of Regis University and an All-American College Baseball player.

Jerry prides himself on listening carefully to every senior to genuinely understand their concerns and needs and to serve them with honesty and integrity.

Blaine Shipe
Blaine Shipe

Agent

Blaine Shipe is a native to the Valley of the Sun and has been volunteering for ACCESSMed since its 2015 inception. He has enjoyed a great deal of success helping Arizona seniors with their healthcare needs and also with other vital services.

Blaine is deeply committed to helping Arizona’s vulnerable citizens. In addition to his voluntary work with ACCESSMed, he also works with community groups to help beautify his hometown of Glendale and neighboring Peoria. His community work ranges from assisting the elderly with yard work and house renovations to serving as an Assistant Boy Scout Master.

He has been married for 16 years and has four children ranging in ages from 4 to 14 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Communications with a minor in Psychology. He also holds a certificate in Credit Counseling from Rio Salado Community College.

Blaine takes great joy in helping people learn and grow through his counseling and enrollment support work with ACCESSMed Foundation. His reward, he notes, is the satisfaction of seeing the load being taken off others.

Dennis Webster
Dennis G. Webster

Agent/Sales

Dennis has had an awarding career helping senior citizens with Medicare and Medicaid needs since June 2008.

Born and raised in rural Massachusetts, he grew up on a 100-acre farm.  He earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Rochester in upstate New York on an NROTC scholarship. Directly after college Dennis served 6 years as an Engineering Officer in the US Navy on amphibious war ships and is a Desert Storm/Gulf War veteran.

As a highly skilled health insurance professional, Dennis generously contributes to helping  ACCESSMed accomplish our mission to vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare

Deborah Kohnen
Deborah Kohnen

Agent/Sales

As a highly skilled professional, Deborah volunteers to help ACCESSMed accomplish our mission of providing Arizona’s vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare.  She provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of the full range of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits they are entitled to, and deserve.

She has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional since 2017, and an Arizona resident since 2013. Deborah compassionately serves the English speaking communities.

Deborah is married and enjoys spending time with family, especially her 6 grandchildren.  She is an active member of her church and has a passion for serving others.  She has a heart for volunteering and serving those in need.  She has been active in the sales arena for more than 20 years and she is proud to be a part of ACCESSMed.

Deborah prides herself on listening carefully to every senior to genuinely understand their concerns and needs and serves them with honesty and integrity.

Annette Buchanan
Annette Buchanan

Agent

A highly experienced professional, Annette Buchanan has been working with Hospice patients, and their families for over 20 years. Annette is also a creative sort. She has made jewelry both in beading and in metals and has mastered some sewing and embroidery work.  Currently, she is doing laser work in wood and acrylic.

Annette has been an Arizona resident since 1993 and holds a master’s degree, in Social Work, from ASU. She has been a licensed and certified insurance professional since 2013.

Annette is an active listener working hard to make each client feel that they are heard and understood so that their concerns will be addressed in the best possible fashion.  She works with honesty and integrity. Every client she serves is a member of her family.

Mario A. Martinez
Mario A. Martinez

Insurance Professional

As a highly skilled professional, Mario volunteers to help ACCESSMed accomplish our mission of providing Arizona’s vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare. He provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of the full range of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits they are entitled to, and deserve.

Mario has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional since 2011, and an Arizona resident since 1968.  Mario compassionately serves both the English and Spanish communities.

Since 2011, Mario has worked as an Insurance professional working closely with people who have both AHCCCS and Medicare.  He is very proud to say that he has helped many people obtain insurance that many of us would love to have.  Mario is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has worked as a teacher, a manufacturing manager, a case manager for children who needed behavioral health supports and now he is utilizing his life experience helping people navigate the Insurance industry.   Mario is married to Sallie, his love of 30 years, and has been blessed with 2 children, a son Gabriel and a daughter Isabel.

Mario prides himself on listening carefully to every senior to genuinely understand their concerns and needs and serves them with honesty and integrity.

Kitty Tirone
Kitty Tirone

Agent/Sales

As a highly skilled professional, Kitty provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of the full range of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits. She is both personally and professionally dedicated to providing vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Kitty has been an Arizona resident for more than 35 years and has been serving the senior community for more than 20 years. She has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional since 2017. Whether working as a health insurance agent, or volunteer counselor and advisor, she is always eager to help seniors make their best retirement choices. When not at work or volunteering, Kitty enjoys spending time with her sons, Alex and Josh.

Timothy Gustafson
Tim Gustafson

Agent

As a highly skilled professional, Tim volunteers to help ACCESSMed accomplish our mission of providing Arizona’s vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare. He provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of the full range of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits they are entitled to, and deserve.

Tim has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional and an Arizona resident since 2005. Tim compassionately serves both the English and church communities.

The son of a pastor, Tim has roots in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Missouri, Washington state, and California.  Graced by the trust of many amazing clients, Tim has been honored with the agent of the year 11 out of the last 13 years.  He met his wife, Rhea, here in Arizona and has been blessed with a daughter, Elin and a son, Kellan.

Tim prides himself on listening carefully to every senior to genuinely understand their concerns/needs and believes no one likes to be sold by a salesman but loves advice from an expert and serves seniors with honesty and integrity.

Marco Bautista
Marco Bautista

Agent

As a highly skilled health insurance professional, Marco Bautista volunteers to help ACCESSMed accomplish our mission of providing Arizona’s vulnerable seniors with access to affordable, quality healthcare. He provides counseling and enrollment support that helps seniors take advantage of the full range of low cost and no cost Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage benefits they are entitled to, and deserve.

Marco has been a licensed and certified insurance professional since 2013, and an Arizona resident since 1998,  compassionately serving both the English and Spanish communities.

He spends his personal time with his family doing outdoor activities and playing sports.

While working with our ACCESSMed beneficiaries, he prides himself on listening carefully to genuinely understand their concerns and needs to serve them with honesty and integrity

Michael Lipjanic
Michael Lipjanic

Benefits Advisor

Michael is a highly skilled healthcare insurance professional who shares his almost two decades of experience with ACCESSMed and the seniors that we serve. He compassionately offers Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage education and counseling.

Michael has been a licensed and certified Insurance professional since 2004 and a resident of Arizona since 1993. He is a graduate of Youngstown State University.

Since 2004, Michael has worked as an Insurance professional working closely with people who have both AHCCCS and Medicare.  He is very proud to say that he has helped many people obtain insurance that many of us would love to have.   Michael is highly active in his community and with his church. He coached both his boy’s baseball teams until they reached Jr. high school. He also is a member of his church group “Men on a Mission.” This group meets every Saturday from 8-12 and helps members of the church with their everyday needs that they can no longer do themselves or afford to pay someone else to do.

Thank you, ACCESSMed Volunteers, for all of the Medicare
and Medicaid help that you are so generously contributing!

 

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