NAPHIA’s Executive Committee and its Board of Directors is made up of designated representatives who are senior executives from our Driver level member organizations. Rick Faucher, now President of The Connected Pet Company, continues his successful tenure as NAPHIA’s President, a position he has held since 2017.

“I am very pleased to remain in the role of NAPHIA’s President,” said Faucher. “The past few years have been challenging, but also a huge growth period for our industry, so continuity and depth of experience in pet health insurance are extremely valuable assets to our association.”

NAPHIA’s Executive Committee includes Vice President Bob Capobianco (Senior Vice President of Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group), Treasurer Lane Kent (Independence American Insurance Company COO), and Secretary Debbie Meyers (Nationwide AVP Operations).

 “With the new brands entering the marketplace and consolidation in the industry, having a seasoned team who understand the nuances of pet insurance versus other lines of P&C is extremely beneficial to leading NAPHIA at this important phase of our evolution,” says Capobianco. “Combined, our executive committee has decades of expertise in what is still viewed at a relatively new insurance product in North America.”

NAPHIA’s Directors at Large are: Courtney Algeo (Fetch), Katie Blakeley (PetFirst/Metlife), Brad Fisher (American Modern Insurance Group), Alison Foxworth (Wagmo), Gavin Friedman (Trupanion), Bill Horan (Physicians Mutual), Melissa Gutierrez (PetsBest/Synchrony), Rob Jackson (Healthy Paws), Tyler Joyner (PetPartners), Lior Keren (Pumpkin), Connor Lind (Prudent Pet), Brian Macias (Embrace), Casey Masters (Companion Protect), Sara McClain (Liberty Mutual), Nick McClish (ManyPets), Franklin Sanders (Westchester/Chubb), Sara Sapochak (Lemonade), Dave Sefcik (Axis Capital), Rusty Sproat (FIGO), and Scott Taylor (Spot). Kristen Lynch continues on as NAPHIA’s Executive Director.

As a trade association NAPHIA has extremely high industry participation and engagement with a membership that represents more than 99% of the of gross written premium in the marketplace.