President and CEO, Universal Benefit Plans, Inc.
President and CEO, Universal Dental Plan
Edan Barshan, Founder and President of Universal Benefit Plans and subsidiary company Universal Dental Plan, has been providing employee benefit brokerage and consultancy services for 14 years.
In 1993, Edan founded Universal Dental Plan on the principle of affordable dentistry for all. Dedicated as an affordable alternative to dental insurance, Universal Dental Plan uses collective buying power to save Massachusetts residents money on dentistry.
Universal Dental Plan offers its members guaranteed discounts on all dental procedures without the hassle, restrictions, or paperwork that insurance companies require. For more information about the company, please visit Universal Dental Plan.
In 1995, Edan founded Universal Benefit Plans, Inc., a specialized benefits consulting and a full service benefit brokerage firm that implements and manages all components of employee benefits. A leader in innovative technology use for benefits administration, Universal Benefit Plans uses The HR in a Box suite of products to save employers time and money in total benefit administration. Universal Benefit Plans further leverages the multi-sensory communication appeals of customized Video Benefit Reviews to educate and empower employees on their benefits.
Judy A. Baker
Judy A. Baker has over eighteen years of experience consulting and training in all aspects of human resources:
- Sexual Harassment
- Affirmative Action
- Disability Issues
She has held positions in academia, state government, non-profits, start-ups and the banking industry.
Media Marketing Manager
Brian Karp is a graduate of Emerson College with a BA in Film and a minor in Marketing Communications. He has over 5 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in media production. His original video content includes award-winning documentaries, narrative short films, as well as compelling corporate work. Coupling his video expertise with his marketing skills creates an ideal fusion for the growing popularity in leveraging social video for business growth and brand awareness.
Currently, Brian heads the media production department at Universal Benefit Plans and Universal Dental Plan. His work includes publishing revolutionary Video Benefit Reviews for clients, company vlogs, video podcasts, website maintenance, and other original creative content used in a variety of capacities. He also designs, implements, and manages client benefit websites for The HR in a Box.
Marketing Communication Coordinator
Meghan Weaver is responsible for all marketing and communications for Universal Benefit Plans. She joined the company in October 2008, bringing with her prior professional marketing experience in the higher education sector
Meghan holds both an M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College and a B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Delaware. Still an avid runner, Meghan also brings to her position the dedication of a four year letter-winning NCAA Division 1 athlete for the sport of cross country.
Mary Agnes Antonopoulos
Social Media Strategist
Mary Agnes Antonopoulos is a well-known Social Networking Strategist. She develops and implements Social Networking campaigns for a select few clients and helps to vault them to the front of their industry by building a compelling online presence, including well written articles which establish each client’s expertise and market niche. She also actively develops a fan base by posting on Linkedin, Facebook and Yahoo Groups, and maintains a dynamic and powerful presence for her clients on Twitter as well. She excels at email marketing run through IContact and similar contact management services.
Mary Agnes is also a dynamic writer with twenty-two years freelance experience. She specializes in blogs, ezines, web copy, podcasts, online articles, profile bios, etc. Her first full-length book will be published in November 2009 by Pearson Publishers. She has a unique skillset and learns to capture not only each client’s business and industry, but also their voice. She is an expert writer who brilliantly “translates” that client’s message and voice to the written word.
Christine Comaford-Lynch is a New York Times bestselling author, angel investor, consultant and five-time company Founder and CEO whom Bill Gates has referred to as “super high bandwidth”. She has built and sold five companies with an average of 700% return on investment, served on the Board of Directors for 36 start-up companies and has invested in over 200 start-up companies—of which Google Inc. is included— has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS and is frequently quoted in technology and business press.
Ms. Comaford-Lynch brings pragmatic business advice, a can-do attitude and spirit of empowerment to entrepreneurs nationwide.