Innovative Benefits Group Agents

Meet Lyndsey Donnerberg  

Lyndsey began her career in the employee benefits field in 1998, getting her start in the Benefits Department of a Fortune 500 Company. She spent the first couple of years focused on COBRA & FSA Administration and later managed benefits for numerous plans and locations across the country as the Health and Welfare Manager. As a part of the Innovative Benefits Group team, Lyndsey works closely with our clients in the design, implementation and ongoing management of their employee benefit plans.

Lyndsey participates in professional associations and has served on the Board of the Western Pension Benefits Conference in numerous capacities, including President, Portland Chapter. Lyndsey graduated from Portland State University with a BA in English, is an Oregon native and enjoys spending time with her active twin boys.

Contact Lyndsey Donnerberg

Telephone - 503.972.4285     Direct Line - 503.597-6332
Mobile - 503.597-6332     Fax - 503.972.4284
Meet Jennifer Wakayama

Jen Wakayama

Jennifer is no stranger to the charms of Portland. As a native Oregonian, and certified Cover Oregon specialist, she understands every business is as unique as the city is. That’s why she works tirelessly connecting small business owners with the right medical and dental coverage to fit their needs.

If there’s a good new Netflix series, Jennifer’s probably seen it. She also likes to travel, drink good wine and spend time with her family, though not necessarily in that order.

Contact Jennifer Wakayama

Telephone - 503.972.4285   Direct Line - 503.972.4281
Mobile - 503.351.1673   Fax - 503.972.4284
Meet Kelly Ireland

Kelly Ireland

A Portland native, Kelly is a licensed agent in health, life, auto, home, and commercial insurance. Kelly has spent most of his life around the insurance industry, and as part of the IBG team, you can rest assured you're in experienced hands.

Outside the office, Kelly is active in East Portland Rotary and keeps busy with his lovely daughters, Olivia and Stella. He also has a passion for baseball, golf, travel and good food. For the past ten years, Kelly served as owner and manager of Metro Baseball Academy.

Contact Kelly Ireland

Telephone - 503.972.4285    
Mobile - 503.804.7467   Fax - 503.972.4284

Support Team

Meet Kim Newlands

Kim Newlands

A Portland Native, Kim has spent most of her life in the area. She’s been working in the local insurance industry since 1999 and credits great relationships with her clients as her strongest motivation.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys exploring her artistic side. Whether it’s coloring or photography, she likes anything that’s artsy. She often captures pictures of her travels.

Contact Kim Newlands

Telephone - 503.972.4285   Direct Line - 503.213.1847
Fax - 503.972.4284
Meet Dot Thornton  

With Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University Portland and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Portland State University, Dot has over 17 years of experience in development of plan design, administration, marketing, and compliance of employee benefit plans. Prior to joining our office, Dot worked as a consultant and account manager at a large employee benefits firm in Portland. She has also worked as an account manager for a couple local third-party administrators, as well as a large brokerage firm in Seattle, WA, in addition to sales and customer service at Premera Blue Cross.

Dot enjoys spending her free time volunteering with Oregon Greyhound Adoption, playing kickball, and baking.

Contact Dot Thornton

Telephone - 503.972.4285      
Fax - 503.972.4284  

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