Executive Team

Richard Fulton
Chief Executive Officer

Richard has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Over the past 20 years, he has been the key force in developing successful dental insurance companies. Richard brings depth and accountability in all aspects of the industry.

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Chuck Richesin
Chief Financial Officer

Chuck is a CPA and owner of Cypress. He is a 1971 graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno. When he was “asked” to join the Army he became a Finance officer (Captain) and was released from active duty in 1975. He established his own public accounting practice shortly after. He has been active in the benefits world since 1986. In all capacities in his career, he has held that the “Customer” is most important.

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Amy Yates
Chief Operating Officer

Amy has over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a licensed insurance agent with a Registered Health Underwriter designation. In Amy’s 14 years at Cypress, she is the underwriter for group dental products and manages the company’s banking, finances and human resource departments.

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Adam Richesin
Chief IT Officer

Adam caught the tech bug in the days of DOS, before Windows and mice were commonplace. What started out as a hobby, building and repairing computers, has graduated to managing servers, networking, virtualization, and EDI implementation. He has since used his powers for good, helping to solve technological mysteries for those around him.

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Sales Team

Andrew Garnett
SR VP of Sales

Andrew has over 18 years’ experience in the health insurance industry.  His career has spanned as an American Board Certified Optician, and Award Winning Sales Executive, and ACA Specialist Insurance Broker. He is always views the obstacles as opportunities. These same opportunities are what defines him as both a leader and motivator.

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John Gillespie
VP of Sales

John has over 30 years of working in the insurance and employee benefits business.  Although his primary focus is being a “dental expert”, his past experiences in small group and large group medical sales, and self-funding solutions for mid to large groups brings him insight to the problems his broker relationships are constantly dealing with, and helping them find solutions. John is passionate about building relationships and partnerships within the insurance industry.

In his spare time, John loves spending time with his wife and 4 adult children.  He is passionate about coaching basketball in a local AAU club and playing golf.

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Service Team

Ericka Hyak
Director of Membership Services

Ericka has been in the dental business for over 2 decades. She has been a key employee with Cypress for over 16 years. During her time with Cypress she has worked in almost every aspect of the industry including, claims, customer service, sales and marketing, account management and now she is the Director of Administration. Having knowledge of these departments, she provides expertise and superior customer service.  

In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her friends, family and 2 dogs.

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Ashley Woznick
Account Manager

Ashley joined Cypress in 2019, bringing roughly 15 years of customer service and healthcare experience. Prior to working at Cypress, Ashley worked at Blue Shield of California as a Senior Claims Representative. She led team meetings and engagements, and was handpicked by leadership to be the Coordinator of a project that Blue Shield of California now uses today.

As Account Manager, Ashley works as a liaison between brokers, employer groups, and members. She prides herself by providing remarkable support in a proactive, timely, and friendly manner. She is committed to ensuring that our clients, both large and small, receive the upmost care and attention.

Outside of her work with Cypress, Ashley enjoys spending her time with her husband and 3 children. She loves to spend her days outdoors, from hiking and boating to snowboarding and wine tasting.

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Kammi Swenson
Account Manager

Kammi Swenson joined Cypress with over 8 years of experienced in the healthcare industry. Previously, she was a Dental Assistant and Medical Biller. As the Administrative Assistant, Kammi is devoted to helping support our Administrative Team, brokers, employer groups, and members. She has a true passion for helping others anyway she can.

In her spare time Kammi enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

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