Gabriella Racanelli

Operations and Events Coordinator

Gabriella graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts and Science.

She has worked in the hospitality industry for close to ten years, starting as a server at Red Lobster, then Director of Catering for an Equestrian Club, and Catering Manager for the Hyatt Hotel.  Most recently, Gabriella worked for a global shipping company serving as an Ocean Import Operator.

In Gabriella’s free time, she enjoys doing arts and crafts with Resin/Epoxy, creating coasters and other products.

Joseph LaCavera

Account Manager

A graduate of Elmhurst University, Joseph began his insurance career at a brokerage in Elmhurst working in employee benefits for groups with under 50 lives. With years of experience under his belt, Joseph decided it was time for a new challenge. He joined Stumm Insurance to begin focusing on larger groups.

In his free time, Joseph enjoys trying new recipes, watching horror films and spending time with his family and friends.

Alison Moore

Account Executive

Alison holds a BA in Management from Benedictine University. Alison began her career in the insurance industry in 2017, most recently working as a Benefits Account Executive at Snyder Insurance.  Her passion for providing excellent customer service to her clients will make her a perfect addition to our team. Outside of work, you might find Alison at the yoga studio, exploring a forest preserve with her dog Mayzee and husband, or taking a watercolor class. She is also a passionate reader of many genres.

Joanna Perez

Account Manager

Joanna’s holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She continued her graduate education at Loyola University Chicago at Water Tower where she earned a Master of Science in Human Resources and worked as a Graduate Research Assistant.

Her education in Industrial and Organizational Psychology resulted in a rewarding Human Resources career that spanned more than fifteen years. She is thrilled to join Stumm Insurance and looks forward to learning from her colleagues.  When not at work, Joanna is exploring the city with her family and friends. You may find her enjoying an outdoor music festival or sampling the city’s diverse cuisine. She is an avid runner and an amateur yogi.

Jordan Lee

Account Coordinator

Jordan is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a BS is Psychology.  After considering a different career path, she earned her MS in Management at U of I in 2021. At Stumm, she enjoys being of service to multiple teams. Jordan is an experienced traveler, having gone to France, England, Denmark, and Switzerland! In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending most of her time with her family and boyfriend as well as working out and watching movies.

Iwona Garcia

Account Coordinator

Iwona completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002 and then in 2008 received a post-secondary degree in Interior Design from Chicago’s Harrington College of Design. Her career path ultimately led her to Stumm Insurance in 2019, where she is thrilled to provide service at the highest level to our clients while enjoying a culture of true team collaboration at Stumm with her colleagues.  Her personal philosophy is and always will be “happy to help.” In her free time Iwona enjoys family time with her family, which includes puzzling, reading and cooking. 

Kara Brown

Account Coordinator

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with a BS in Nutrition, Kara spent 14 years in California working as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) on Childhood Obesity initiatives and programs in the education and public health sectors. During her time in California, she obtained her MA in Education at Pepperdine University to further her work with nutrition education in schools and underserved communities. She loves to travel, play board games, and practice yoga.

Danielle Bollman

Account Coordinator

After graduating from the University of Illinois with a masters degree in health policy and administration, Danielle was employed as a report analyst with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Shortly after, she moved into account management and became an account executive in large/national accounts. Being mindful of health and wellness, Danielle became 200 hour certified as a yoga instructor and certified as a health and wellness coach. In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending her children’s various sports activities, teaching yoga and learning new health and wellness tips along the way.

Danielle Ozer

VP of Client Service

Danielle has over 30 years of employee benefit brokerage experience. Prior to joining Stumm, Danielle was part of the senior leadership team at a insurance brokerage and consulting firm where she oversaw the service of 215 clients. In her role with Stumm Insurance, Danielle will be vital in developing strategic direction and business development for new and existing clients. She is excited to join and contribute to such an amazing organization that has so many talented people, encourages collaboration and fosters a supportive team environment. In Danielle’s free time she is an avid cook and baker, especially breads. She is a golfer and a regular at the gym. She loves to read, mostly fiction, and her favorite book is Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”.

Alessandra Racanelli

Account Coordinator

Alessandra earned her BS from Northern Illinois University in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She had previously worked for a luxury media company and has extensive experience in the customer service industry. In her free time, Alessandra loves trying out new recipes to enjoy and crafting beaded jewelry. She is eager to contribute her strong customer service and work ethic at Stumm!