AVMA LIFE Staff

Bringing their knowledge in either insurance, veterinary medicine, or both, the AVMA LIFE staff coordinate the expertise of our business partners to ensure you receive the highest level of service.

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Libby Wallace

Libby Wallace joined AVMA LIFE on December 3, 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. In her role, Libby is responsible for the business operations of the Trust. She works closely with the Trustees and business partners to develop and implement strategic plans, which provide an array of personal lines of insurance products for veterinarians. Libby also represents AVMA LIFE at various veterinary conventions and colleges of veterinary medicine.

Before joining AVMA LIFE, Libby served as Vice President, National Accounts, at Coventry Health Care, where she oversaw the account management of multiple large employer plans, including several Fortune 500 companies.

Libby graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Life Studies.

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Felicia Watson

Felicia Watson joined AVMA LIFE in January 2013 as a Trust Representative. In her role, Felicia focuses on the operational aspects of the Trust and the coordination of business partner activities.

Felicia has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry working with for-profit, non-profit, and third-party administrator (TPA) organizations.

Before joining AVMA LIFE, Felicia worked in the human resources department of the AVMA as Human Resources Generalist. Felicia graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. Felicia also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

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Dr. Katrina Geitner

Dr. Geitner joined AVMA LIFE in March 2016 as Trust Representative for Student Services. In her role, Dr. Geitner focuses on outreach and education to the students of veterinary medicine. Dr. Geitner earned her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 1991 and practiced small animal medicine until 2015. She had been an associate, practice owner, and relief veterinarian. She remains active in her state association by sitting on the Executive Board of the WVMA.

Dr. Geitner lives with her husband Mike and two cats, Madeleine and Matilda, in Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoys sailing, traveling, and staying active with biking and hiking.

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Belkys Llanes

 

Belkys Llanes joined AVMA LIFE in August 2017 as Member Advocate. In her role, Belkys is responsible for helping members navigate the health insurance system. This includes helping members choose the appropriate health coverage, resolve medical claims, understand complex bills, and coordinate with Medicare.

Prior to joining AVMA LIFE, Belkys worked for 14 years as a sales and agent support representative at HealthPlan Services, specifically for the AVMA LIFE account. Belkys graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems.