Health Benefits Committee

The 2018-2019 negotiated agreements with both the Modesto Teachers Association (MTA) and the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) included the creation of the Health Benefits Committee with the goal of “…explor(ing) potential health benefit cost containments and help reduce employee out of pocket costs.” The Committee serves as an advisory body and its work will involve examining the District’s current Health Benefits structures and options, and providing an end of process summary by February 1, 2020.

The Committee is comprised of four representatives from MTA, CSEA and management, with a Co-Chairperson from each of the respective groups. The Co-Chairpersons are Mike Doornewaard (MTA), Don Corgiat (CSEA) and Mike Henderson (Management).

2019-2020 Meeting Dates*

August 20, 2019, 3:30-5 p.m.
Conference Room 1, District Office, 426 Locust Street, Modesto

August 29, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Staff Development Room 2, 425 Locust Street, Modesto

September 16, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Conference Room 1, District Office, 426 Locust Street, Modesto

September 25, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m.
Conference Room 1, District Office, 426 Locust Street, Modesto

October 8, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Staff Development Room 2, 425 Locust Street, Modesto

October 15, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Human Resources Conference Room, 425 Locust Street, Modesto

January 14, 2020
Pearson Education Center Room 2, 500 Locust Street, Modesto

February 26, 2020
Location Pending

  • Meeting Summary – English 
  • Meeting Summary – Spanish 

Health Benefits Committee Members

Name Title, Organization
Joe Arauza Security Specialist Technician (CSEA)
Don Corgiat Equipment Mechanic (CSEA)
Mike Doorneward Classroom Teacher (MTA)
Cameron Guinn Classroom Teacher (MTA)
Mike Henderson Associate Supt., HR (Mgmt)
Jennifer McGrath Classroom Teacher (MTA
Kahil Morales Supervisor, Employee Benefits Programs (Mgmt)
Penny Oliver Insurance Technician (CSEA)
Michelle Price Senior Director, Financial Services (Mgmt)
Pete Rodgers Classroom Teacher (MTA)
Dawn Ward Payroll Technician (CSEA)
Tim Zearley Associate Supt., Bus Services (Mgmt)


* Meeting dates for November - February are subject to change pending approval of selected broker and subsequent timeline for broker/committee activities.