Meet John:

John O’Connor RHU,CBC Vice President/Benefits Consultant 855.306.1099 Ext 1021

John O’Connor RHU,CBC

Vice President/Benefits Consultant

855.306.1099 Ext 1021

While running one of the Country’s largest Medical Staffing firms John was a client of CIC Benefit Consulting Group, now 44North.  In working with 44North and sharing the same philosophy about people and business as the Founder of 44North, John decided to switch places from consumer to provider.   John joined 44North in 2006.   With more than 15 years in the medical service industry, John's passion for value, ROI, and employee's wellbeing drives him daily to make a difference with his partners.  He uses the most innovative approaches to help his clients deliver relevant solutions to their work force.

John's passion and excitement for the ACA is in full swing.  He thinks this will give 44North and his team the opportunity to revolutionize healthcare, how it's delivered, and how it's used.  His Team is working hard to get thru the challenges and highlight the opportunities for his clients with the ACA.

In John's free time he likes to work.  Most kidding aside...John his wife Cookie and black lab Rammy enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and being with family and friends.

Meet John's Team:


Deena Lohr

Account Manager

Deena Lohr Account Manager 855.306.1099 Ext. 1024

Deena Lohr

Account Manager

855.306.1099 Ext. 1024

Deena heads up John O’Connor’s team.  She works closely with our employer groups and their employees providing innovative solutions to meet each client’s benefit goals.  She also assists with Open Enrollment and Member education.  She has 19 years of experience in healthcare industry and is passionate about Customer Service.  In addition to being licensed in Health and Life Insurance, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Calvin College.

Deena lives in Grand Rapids, with her husband and two children (with another one expected in May 2015).  She enjoys spending time with family and friends along with reading, ice skating, movies and amusement parks.  If she was to name one thing she’s really good at, it would be organizing events.  Deena is a Jane Austen fan and one of her favorite movies of all times is Pride and Prejudice.  If she could only eat one food the rest of her life, it would be pizza.

Alisha Cook

Account Coordinator

Alisha Cook  Account Coordinator 855.306.1099 Ext. 1061

Alisha Cook 

Account Coordinator

855.306.1099 Ext. 1061

Alisha is the Customer Service Representative for John O’Connor’s team. She has 10 years of experience with a background in third party claim administration. She truly enjoys assisting our clients with any insurance issues they are having.  

Alisha lives in Greenville, Michigan with her husband, their daughter, and their Golden Retriever Lola. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends whether it be just visiting with one another or going on some crazy adventure. There isn’t anything Alisha loves more than to watch her daughter learn and grow.

Char Siddall


Char is an Account Coordinator on John O’Connor’s team and works directly with the Human Resources/Benefits Department Managers. She works to resolve day to day issues and questions regarding claims, benefit coverage, and compliance laws. During her five years here at 44North she has also worked in our TPA Department as a Patient Advocate and a Claims Analyst. Char also brings with her 7 years of insurance billing at a facility including commercial insurance, auto and workers’ compensation claims. Char is a licensed agent for Life, Health and Accident as well.

Char lives in Cadillac area and has been married for 20 years and has 3 teenage children.  In between kids sporting events (basketball, football, cross country and track), they enjoy camping, trail riding, and just being with friends/family.    Her goal is to one day travel to Italy and Ireland.