The Team
Our agents have over 50 years of experience in the Medicare Insurance industry, furnishing clients throughout the United States.

Here at Medicare Insurance Consultants we work for you, our clients, not the insurance companies.

Neil Gholson

Founder/President
Neil began his career in marketing and/or operations in 1981, and in 1989 went full-time into the insurance industry. Long-term-care experience includes regional sales manager for LTPC from 1999-2003, and regional manager for the National Education Association’s Long-Term Care Program. Neil holds his Health/Life/Variable Annuity License, Series 6 License, and is also has his Certificate in Financial Planning. Neil can offer insurance products in all 50 states and expanded into the Medicare market in 2015. Neil enjoys spending time with his daughters, working out, and boating.

Tom Matteson

Founder/Sales Manager/Broker
Tom has been in the financial services industry for over 13 years. He received his B.A. in History/Legal Studies from University at Buffalo in 2000, where he also played football for the Bulls. He began his career upon graduation working in capital equipment sales and then transitioned into the mortgage and real estate industry in 2004. Since 2010 Tom has worked in the insurance industry helping people understand what all their options are for Medicare. Tom enjoys fishing, working out, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

Evan Novak

Founder/Broker
Evan has been in the financial services business for over 25 years. During this period, he helped folks throughout the country manage their investments, and over the past eight years, their insurance needs. Specializing in the senior market and working with clients directly, is both fun and exciting. Evan enjoys helping people, by giving them peace of mind in securing their healthcare future. Evan enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Delina, golfing with his son Morgan, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.

Bob Newcomb

Office Manager
Bob is an important cog in the MIC wheel. He handles all our licensing and compliance needs. Not only with the states, but with the insurance carriers as well. Bob enjoys boating, fishing, and day-trading.

Rayma Tatum

Comptroller
Rayma is an integral part of the MIC team and has over 10 years of experience managing the back office needs of an insurance company. She handles payroll, reporting, and information technologies. Rayma enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and making blown glass artwork.

Shaun Fusari

Licensed Broker
Shaun is a very well-rounded individual who prides himself on helping others. He is a very knowledgeable broker who has assisted thousands of clients with their Medicare over the course of the last 5 years. Shaun is licensed in 43 states nation-wide and approaches his business with the utmost tenacity and dedication. He enjoys assisting others with understanding the complications involved when deciding what options will be best when the time for retirement comes. On his free time, you can find him fishing in the bay or taking his Rhodesian Ridgeback to the park for an enjoyable afternoon.

Mary Crilley

Licensed Broker
Mary began her career in the hospitality industry with Delta Airlines where she spent 15 years traveling the world and helping people feel comfortable. After 9-11 Mary decided to get into the insurance industry and has been there ever since. She began her insurance career with Amer-Life in 2006 and in 2010 moved over to the Medicare department and has really enjoyed helping seniors understand Medicare. Mary’s hobbies include kickboxing, painting, and the occasional wine tasting.

Teresa Hanna

Licensed Broker
Teresa began working in advertising for some prestigious newspapers including The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald for over 20 years, in 2009 she acquired the 215 Health and Annuities License and embarked on a career that would help people with their medical insurance coverage.  Teresa originally worked for Cigna helping individuals and families get insured.  When that market changed in 2012, she began helping seniors with Medicare insurance programs. Teresa is currently licensed in 38 states helping people with their Medicare supplement and Part D drug plans. She enjoys working with seniors who are new to Medicare or helping those who have been with Medicare to save money on their supplement and drug plans.  Her hobbies include golf, tennis and riding her motorcycle

Kevin Moore

Licensed Broker
Kevin has been helping people with their Medicare insurance for almost six years.  Kevin is a consistent top producer and a recipient of our Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for 2016 and 2017.  He has helped thousands of customers better understand their Medicare options and his clients absolutely love working with. Personally, Kevin has his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware College of Health and Physical Education. He is married to his lovely wife Shannon and they have an eight-year-old son named Dillon (2017-2018 Tampa Bay Cub Scout Pine Wood Derby District Champion

Jennifer Everton

Licensed Broker
Jennifer Everton is a licensed insurance broker specializing in Medicare programs. She represents over a dozen different companies in thirty-seven states across the country. Ms. Everton is very well versed with how Medicare works and confidently compares all available options. Her passion is assisting seniors with their choices for Medicare, and she takes great pride in providing quality service to her clients. Along with a vast experience in sales, Jennifer studied finance at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her two Labrador retrievers.

John 'Jack' Reed

Licensed Broker
Jack is a Pennsylvania native, Villanova University graduate with a degree in Marketing & Finance and played football for the Wildcats. Upon graduation his professional experience was in automotive consumer retail and pharmaceutical sales prior to joining the Financial Services Industry in 2013. He spent the last 5 years successfully helping thousands in the senior community manage their finances and insurance needs in multiple states across the country as well as serving his local community by volunteering at Tampa Meals on Wheels and participating in multiple Senior charitable events. In his spare time you can find Jack spending time with his two teenage children, Katie & Tommy, and spending time with family and friends taking advantage of the great outdoor activities the sunshine state has to offer.

Jim Miller

Licensed Broker
Jim has been in the Financial Industry for over 35 years. He grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where at a Young age worked in the Family Business creatively called Miller Agency and attended the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Business. He eventually moved into Banking/Investments/Insurance where he served as a Regional Senior Vice President for 3 different Regional Banks for over 20 years. In 2010 Jim left the Banking world and eventually became dedicated full time as a Medicare Consultant helping Individuals navigate through the Complexities of going on Medicare and how to maximize benefits. Jim enjoys going out of his way to help people make the best decisions for their needs. Jim enjoys Sports, music and spending time with friends and his children and grandchildren.

Steven Cote

Licensed Broker
Steven has been involved in Medicare in various forms in the past five years. He worked for a home health care company responsible for billing and scheduling for Medicare patients and saw the differences in care first-hand. He has a mentality of if he does not know the answer, he will work tirelessly to find out. Steven enjoys his job, “helping people understand how Medicare really works is so rewarding.” In his free time Steven enjoys playing Ice hockey, reading novels, and writing his own novels.  

Becky Jackson

Licensed Broker
Becky has worked in Insurance for the last 30 years. Much of that time was spent in customer service, and in the last 10 years specifically in the Medicare field. Becky enjoys combining her passion for helping people, with her knowledge of Medicare. She is a mother of 2 grown sons, so in her off time, she likes spending time with them. Becky also enjoys reading, hitting Saturday morning yard sales, and enjoying the Florida sun.

Laura Birmingham

Licensed Broker
Laura has 14 years’ experience working with Medicare health plans. Her main objective is finding a good plan, at a good price, and it must fit her client’s needs. Laura is a very customer service focused agent. Laura lives in Tampa Florida after many years in the financial services industry in New York. Laura enjoys going to Clearwater beach, barbeques, and spending time with family and friends.

Marlon Smith

Licensed Broker
Marlon started his career in insurance in 2011 with Humana and has been helping folks understand how Medicare works ever since. He really enjoys helping people new to Medicare, because those are the folks that typically need the most help. Marlon is also a professional musician and plays piano at his local church.

Deb Carr

Licensed Broker
Deb has been in the Insurance industry for 30 years and has been helping people on Medicare for 10 of those years. Deb is licensed in every state and really enjoys helping people already on Medicare save money. In her spare time Deb enjoys gardening, watching the sunsets on our beautiful beach’s, and spending time with family.