The Savers Admin Team

Debbie Berg

President and Chief Financial Officer

Debbie Berg, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has been with Savers Admin since its inception. As graduate of UNC Greensboro with a degree in Accounting, she has over 30 years of business and accounting experience. With a strong belief that excellent customer service is the key to the success of any company, Debbie has instilled that philosophy at Savers Admin and credits our strong team for the success the company has experienced.  Debbie is married with two daughters, and enjoys traveling, working with the youth at her church, reading, and spending time at the beach.

Jerry Francis

Chairman of the Board

Jerry Francis has been President of Savers Management Group/Savers Marketing since 1998.  When the TPA operations of Savers Admin were spun off as Savers Administrative Services, he was named Chairman of the Board of that corporation.  Jerry was Senior Vice-President and Director of Operations of Savers Life Insurance Company from 1982 until its merger with Standard Management Corporation in 1998. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.  Jerry has an undergraduate degree and a MBA from Wake Forest University.

Julie Frye

Chief Operating Officer

Julie Frye has been a part of Savers Admin since it began its TPA Operations.  She is an accountant and has spent her years at Savers Admin helping develop, implement and refine its product offerings and services.  Julie’s strong belief that Savers’ role is that of a partner with our clients rather than just a vendor helps to build long-term client relationships – and it’s the cornerstone of the proactive, responsive service for which Savers is known.   Away from work you’ll find Julie enjoying time with her husband and children (and their growing families), trying our new recipes, or relaxing with her nose buried in a book.

David Roberson

Chief Executive Officer

David Roberson, Certified Health Consultant (CHC), manages the sales and distribution of all Savers Admin products. With over 30 years in the healthcare industry, David is focused on helping our clients build a strong and competitive benefit structure for their employees.  Whether it’s helping employers determine the best benefit plans for their business, or assisting an individual employee in making an informed election, David is available with creative and strategic solutions. David graduated from Lees-McRae College and has been with Savers Administrative Services since its inception.  He is a Wake Forest ‘fan’atic, and enjoys spending time with his family, and his dog, Cooper

Wanda Bishop

COBRA and Benefits Services Director

Wanda Bishop has been assisting Savers’ clients with the benefits they provide their employees for 20 years.  She works directly with employers to implement and then administer the day-to-day functions of their Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Plans.  Additionally, with over ten years of COBRA and State Continuation Administration experience, Wanda provides compliance support to employers when interpreting the many regulations and updates in healthcare legislation.  She strives to provide quick and knowledgeable service and solutions to all Savers’ customers.  Away from work Wanda enjoys time with her family, working with the youth at her church, and playing with her grandson’s Lucas and Jack!

Sherri Hiatt

Customer Service Assistant

Joining Savers Admin in November 2012, Sherri Hiatt brings over 20 years of experience in customer support from various fields.  She is committed to finding solutions for each client’s questions and concerns each day. In her spare time, Sherri enjoys attending sporting events (baseball, football, tennis, soccer and more!), or swimming, playing tennis, walking/jogging. Sherri also likes reading, watching classic movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Amy Justice

Sales and Marketing Manager

Amy Justice joined Savers Admin in October of 2011 after serving for two years as Executive Director of the Hispanic League, a Winston-Salem, NC nonprofit organization. At Savers, she works with potential clients to select services to meet their business needs. Whether it is payroll administration, a benefits package, or a combination of services, Amy provides clients with customized solutions that save them time and streamline their processes. Amy served as a development worker in Bolivia with Peace Corps where she worked with small business development after graduating from Salem College in Winston-Salem, where she studied Not-for-Profit Management, Spanish, and Sociology. Amy serves as a board and committee member of many nonprofits in Winston-Salem. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and beach time with friends and family.

Doug Justice

Payroll and Benefits Manager

Doug Justice joined Savers Admin in August of 2011. In addition to payroll administration, he provides database programming support and has helped launch the small business platform. Doug calls upon years of experience in customer service, and as such understands the importance of all client relationships. As a result he devotes his time to putting the needs of a client first. In his spare time he will often be found on the golf course (weather permitting), or spending time with his family.

Michelle Kingery

Payroll Services Director

Michelle Kingery, Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), has provided payroll services in various industries for over 22 years.  Her past responsibilities have included payroll processing, payroll tax management, user training and support, and operations management. In May of 2010, Michelle joined our team at Savers Admin where she manages new client integration, payroll processing, report preparation, data integrity and tax transactions. Michelle is passionate about Savers Admin and our commitment to the highest service standards in the industry.  Outside of work her passion turns to being Grandma to her grandchildren, Ashtyn and Landon.

Katie Nobles

Payroll Administrator

Katie Nobles joined Savers Admin in September 2013 as a member of our Payroll team.  She moved to Winston-Salem after graduating from Bridgewater College with a BA in International Studies.  Katie has worked for a number of years in customer service positions and appreciates the need for a strong relationship between a company and its clients.  During her free time she enjoys sewing, reading, and hunting for adventure. 

Steve Patterson

Operations and Benefits Services Director

Steve Patterson joined Savers Admin in 2007, after relocating to Winston-Salem, NC from Dallas, TX.  Drawing on over 25 years experience in customer service and business management, with six of those as a successful, self-employed small business owner, Steve is involved in many aspects of our business. He oversees the day-to-day operations of our benefit plans as well as provides vendor relations, web site and marketing consultation, and IT coordination. Outside work Steve is an accomplished handyman, enjoying yard work, home repair and do-it-yourself projects.

Abby Walker

Payroll Administrator

Abby Walker joined Savers in August of 2013.  Her previous payroll administration and customer service roles make her a great addition to our Payroll team.  Originally from Roanoke, VA, Abby relocated to Winston-Salem after graduating from Bridgewater College with a BA in History and Political Science.  She has a dog named Ella Fitzgerald and in her free time, Abby enjoys reading, live music, cooking/baking, and traveling.