Amy Bach

Executive Director

Amy Bach has been a professional advocate for insurance consumers (policyholders), since 1984 and an attorney since 1989. She currently serves as the organization's Executive Director and spokesperson; shaping and overseeing the Roadmap to Recovery™, Roadmap to Preparedness, and Advocacy and Action programs. She is a nationally recognized expert on insurance claim and legal matters; frequently...Read more

Kay Coates

Kaye Coates

Outreach Coordinator, Roadmap to Preparedness Program

Kaye Coates joined United Policyholders in April of 2010 as Outreach Coordinator for our Roadmap to Preparedness program in Southern California. Kaye is in charge of getting our tools distributed and our "Insurance Assurance – Does Your Safety Net Have Holes?" messages and tips heard throughout San Diego and San Bernardino counties in high wildfire risk areas. Kaye's personal and professional...Read more

Michaela Cordes

Michaela Cordes

Development and Marketing

Michaela Cordes joined the United Policyholders team in December 2012 and manages our sponsorship program, grant writing, and events.  She has spent her career specializing in non-profit fundraising and marketing and has worked with the Volunteers of America and Habitat for Humanity.  Michaela graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004 with a degree in Biochemistry.Read more

Kerri Oliver

Kerri Olivier

Colorado Coordinator

A survivor of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire of 2012, Kerri Olivier began her work with UP as a volunteer assisting in her community's long-term recovery.  She transitioned into the role of UP's Colorado Coordinator when less than one year later a second major wildfire broke out in El Paso County.  Kerri has helped coordinate over 20 Roadmap to Recovery and Preparedness workshops in three Colorado...Read more

Karen Reimus

Karen Reimus

Outreach Coordinator, Roadmap to Recovery Program

Karen Reimus is a lawyer and a mother of two. Karen and her family lost their home and all their possessions is the October 2003 Cedar Fire. The firestorm leveled her suburban San Diego neighborhood and destroyed thousands of homes throughout San Diego County. After finding...Read more

Emily Rogan

Emily Rogan

Program Coordinator

Emily Rogan joined United Policyholders in January 2008. As Program Coordinator, Emily works closely with the Executive Director and UP staff and volunteers to advance the mission of the organization through our three programs. For the last seven years she has educated homeowners and renters throughout the Bay Area on the importance of insurance and financial preparedness as a key component of...Read more

Tony Steuer

Tony Steuer is a recognized authority on life and disability insurance literacy & financial wellness and is a member of the California Department of Insurance Curriculum Board and the National Financial Educators Council Curriculum Advisory Board.Tony’s Questions and Answers on Life Insurance and The Questions and Answers on Life Insurance Workbook were winners of the Excellence in...Read more

Dan Wade

Dan Wade

Staff Attorney

Dan Wade joined United Policyholders in January 2014. As Staff Attorney, he works primarily on the Advocacy and Action Program, helping draft and coordinate amicus curiae briefs, legislative advocacy, and legal research in partnership with UP staff and volunteers. Dan's relationship with UP began as a student in Professor Ken Klein's disaster law seminar where Executive Director Amy Bach was a...Read more