About Us

Our Team

Michele Gasparre- President

Ms. Gasparre has over twenty-five years experience in the insurance industry. Starting her career in the field of commercial property and casualty insurance and then moving to employee benefits in 1991. Michele was the Executive Vice President of Michaels & Associates until 2012 when she purchased the agency renaming it Meridian Benefits Consulting.

Ms. Gasparre is a member of NAHU, the National Associates of Health Underwriters and is past Regional Membership Chair and is currently the membership Co-Chair on the New York State board. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the Westchester Chapter. She has also served on several Not for Profit boards. Ms. Gasparre is a licensed Property and Casualty broker and Life and Health broker. She is a graduate of Pace University and holds a BS in Marketing. She and her husband reside in Putnam County, NY.



Marc Herold- Vice President, Sales

Mr. Herold has been in the Insurance Industry for 20 years, he joined Meridian Benefits Consulting to focus on strategic growth in the large employer market place.  He has been successful in growing the large group division which has grown by 200% since coming on board.  Also he has been instrumental in developing and implementing a team approach to the large group service model we offer today. 
Prior to joining Meridian Benefits Consulting, he was employed by Oxford Health Plans, a division of United Healthcare. He was a Senior Account Executive for 10 years.  Marc was responsible for managing a block of business in the large group market place with $450 million of total annual premium while also responsible for new sales production.  During his tenure with Oxford he was recognized as the leading Regional Senior Account Executive each year and awarded Pinnacle by United Healthcare as being in the top 1% of all sales executives at United Healthcare. He received numerous other company awards for retention and new business sales production.  Marc’s experience in large group arena and alternative funding has been a large contributor to our overall success and has been an asset to our client’s satisfaction.   
Mr. Herold currently resides in Westport, CT with his wife and three sons. He volunteers his time to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and goes to the Greens Farms Congregational Church in which he and his wife are very active members.


Joe Nicoletti- Senior Account Manager

Joe has over twenty five years experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry. He is a licensed Life, Health and Accident broker and has earned the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation. 
Prior to joining Meridian Benefits Consulting, Joe served as Director, Client Services at a Fairfield County-based insurance agency and benefits consulting firm. In this role, he was involved in all facets of operations, including sales, customer service, and negotiating escalated claim appeals.


Joe resides in Sandy Hook, CT with his wife and two children. In addition to being an avid Yankees fan and lover of all outdoor sports, he coaches youth softball and volunteers his time at St. Mary's School in Bethel, CT.


Account Management

Gabrielle Gasparre- Account Manager

Michelle Connors- Account Manager


Kim Hohner- Administrative Services Coordinator

Amy Johnson- Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Mary Ellen Seuch- Director, Administrative Services



Nicholas Gasparre- SVP Operations


            Joseph Colombo III- Benefit Consultant

Steve Jacobs- Benefit Consultant

Anne Ricci- Benefit Consultant

Alexandria Beckman- Benefit Consultant