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Our Team

Meet the experienced
team members behind CHP

Our Team

Meet the experienced team members behind CHP

Steven Prance
Executive Director

I love what I do for a living. I love hearing about what makes people successful, I love hearing about people’s passions, and I am fascinated by all the different ways people make money. Most of my clients are entrepreneurs, as am I. They have passion and purpose behind their businesses and are eager to talk about it, as I am eager to listen. If I can help them in even the smallest way transition their business to the next generation, help them create a legacy, improve the health and wellness of them and their employees, or provide for their children, grandchildren, or favorite charities; or if I can give them peace of mind that their loved ones will be ok, even if God forbid something happened to them, then I am tapping into my purpose and passion.

When I’m not working with business owners or families, I am spending time with my own family on our small farm. My wife Becca and I have two kids, a boy Wyatt and a girl Reagan. We (or more appropriately she) also has a dog Rio, several chickens, some ducks, a horse, and a bunch of barn cats. We are very involved in our church, First Baptist Eatonton as well as in the community.

For fun, I enjoy shooting birds (both of the feather and clay variety), I enjoy golfing (although what I do many people don’t refer to as golf), and over the years I have developed a salt water fishing habit. I am also a sports nut and love pulling for my Bulldogs.

I love my family, my work, my colleagues, and my clients; success is always way more fun when there are people to share it with.

Joan Shurtz
Chief Operating Officer

Joan joined our team in 2015, after 9 years in Account Management in the Third Party Administrator (TPA) industry. Prior to her TPA experience, Joan enjoyed a progressive 20 year career in Human Resources, which included benefit plan administration for a healthcare system with over 6,000 employees. Joan has a strong commitment to clients’ needs, the education of their employees, as well as to reducing healthcare costs through wellness programs and initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Calvin College, and is licensed in Life, Accident and Health. Joan is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

Reed Damron
Outreach and Marketing
Reed started in the employee benefits field in 1992, including over 12 years in the Third Party Administration and stop-loss field. Reed successfully built the sales and service organization for HPS/Paradigm, a leading southeastern TPA. He was instrumental in the growth and development of that firm ultimately positioning the company for merger in June 2004. Reed started his career in employee benefits with a major southeastern brokerage firm and worked for EBP/First Health, the country`s largest administrative services firm. Reed specializes in claims control strategies, stop-loss contracting, alternative funding, managed care processes and procedures for insured and self-funded clients. Reed has worked with a diverse group of clients, public and private, ranging from small closely held organizations to large corporate customers. He has a BBA degree from the University of Georgia in Risk Management/Insurance. He holds the designations of Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC) and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU). On a personal note, Reed actively coaches business leaders and families in need through various Church affiliations and programs. Reed is married with 2 children and enjoys rooting for “his” Georgia Bulldogs and playing golf whenever possible. Reed and his wife Kelly are active in their church, they volunteer with various youth organizations and ministries for those in need. They are also active volunteers with Camp Sunshine, which is a wonderful organization focused on Children with cancer and their families.

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