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Our Values

Integrity, Leadership, Advocacy, Education


Our Vision

California Purchasers Health Care Coalition (CPHCC) will be the premier leader and source for advocacy, education, and service to member organization purchasers for affordable, cost effective, quality health care.


Our Mission 

California Purchasers Health Care Coalition (CPHCC) provide access to education and high-quality health care at cost-effective prices.

Our History

In 1992, the California Public Employers-Employees Trust Fund Group was formed to encourage education and collaborative efforts of the various Jointly Managed Trusts serving public school districts in California.  Over the years this coalition has benefited hundreds of school districts and thousands of employees and their dependents.  In 2012, the Board of Directors modified the by-laws to allow both public and private sector employers membership in the Coalition.


Today, CPHCC represents over 280,000 lives from our member organizations. And the more we grow, the more our members can save.


CPHCC is managed by Keenan & Associates located in Riverside, California. If you are interested in CPHCC membership please contact CPHCC Manager, Karen Goodsite at Keenan & Associates:

Phone:   (951) 255-1272


You may also download our application for membership:


Our Team
Anthony Parreira, Chairperson
John Vigrass, Co-Chairperson

Anthony Parreira has been a member of the California’s Valued Trust (CVT) Board of Trustees since 2007 and has served as both a labor trustee and a management trustee for the Trust.  CVT is one of California’s largest self-funded PPO public schools trust in the state.  Anthony was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Banos Unified School District in 2014 and has served as its Board president since his election.   In 2014 Anthony retired as a band director/music educator after 37 years of teaching for the Los Banos Unified School District.  Anthony is also a parade judge and serves on board of directors of the Pacific Coast Judges Association and is currently its Director of Parades. 


John spent 20 years in the Jurupa Unified School District, first as a substitute, then a 5th and 6th grade teacher, and the last four years as president of the 1,000-member teachers association, NEA-Jurupa. Since 2013 he has been Executive Director of Citrus Belt Uniserv, supporting educators in the Rialto, Yucaipa-Calimesa, Jurupa, and Redlands school districts. John has over 20 years of collective bargaining experience on the labor side and extensive experience with public sector health care and insurance, serving on the boards and committees with REEP, CICCS, CPHCC, CHCC as well as a number of local district committees. John played baseball and earned a business degree at UC Riverside, going on to earn a Master of Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino. 


Jackie Benson, Treasurer
Shelley Howell, Secretary

Currently Ms. Benson serves as Treasurer of the California Purchasers Health Care Coalition (CPHCC) and also as President of the Regional Employer/Employee Partnership for Benefits (“REEP”). REEP is a joint powers authority that represents 32 member districts and serves over 22,000 employees and retirees in the Inland Empire. 


Ms. Benson is also employed as the Director of Fiscal Services for Jurupa Unified School District, overseeing a budget totaling over $200 million and covers payroll and benefits for approximately 2,000 employees.


Ms. Benson has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, maintains an active CPA License, and is a Certified Governmental Financial Manager. Prior to her experience at Jurupa Unified, Ms. Benson served as a Fiscal Oversight Coordinator for the Riverside County Office of Education and audited school districts with a local CPA firm. Ms. Benson currently has over 10 years of accounting and school district experience and enjoys serving the interest of public education and employee benefits. 


Shelley has been working for the Morongo Unified School District for 22 years.  She is very active in her local union and sits on the Executive Board.  Shelley is on the Bargaining Team, is the Communications Chair, the Health and Welfare Liaison, Service Center Representative, State Council Delegate, and National Teachers Association Representative Assembly Delegate.  In the recent past Shelley also filled the roll of Grievance Chair and Secretary to the Executive Board. Before teaching Shelley worked for Stater Brother’s Markets in management  for 15 years.  It was during her years at Stater Brother’s Markets  that her interest in healthcare began.  Nothing is of higher importance than one’s health and wellbeing. 


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