Meet Your Team

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Mark Shore, President

Maria Covello Mikesell, Administrator

Susan Ward, Accounts Manager

Mark Shore graduated the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, in May 1993. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, he started his career with US Healthcare, Inc. (prior to its merger with Aetna, Inc.) in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Mark worked in US Healthcare's Underwriting department, with a special focus on New Product Development, whereby he assisted in the development and pricing of US Healthcare's first indemnity product, The Liberty Plan, and subsequently its first point of service product.


In 1995 Mark accepted a position with the New York City office of Milliman and Robertson, Actuaries and Consultants. He worked as an Associate Actuary in its Life/Health department. Mark's responsibilities included valuations of large self-insured employee union benefit plans, as well as fee schedule analysis for some national benefit carriers. Additionally, Mark developed and priced various plan options, estimated reserve adequacy, and recommended benefit designs for large employer groups. 


Mark accepted a position as a Consultant in Coopers & Lybrand's Health and Welfare department (prior to its merger with Price Waterhouse) in 1997. His responsibilities at Coopers & Lybrand included the development and evaluation of benefit plans for large employee union groups. 

In 1999 Mark joined Group Health Incorporated (GHI) as a Middle Market Group Marketing Representative. He worked with the New York and New Jersey brokerage community to place employer-sponsored insurance coverage for companies with 51-1,000 eligible employees. He performed enrollment meetings as well as serviced accounts on a daily basis. 


Mark joined Herbert L. Jamison, as an Assistant Vice President in the Employee Benefits department in 2002. While there, he was responsible for servicing and acquiring new business and was promoted to Senior Vice President prior to his departure in 2010. 

Mark Shore founded Atlas Consulting Services, LLC in 2010. 

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Susan Ward, Accounts Manager

Maria Covello Mikesell, Administrator

Susan Ward, Accounts Manager

Susan Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA in 1991. Throughout her twenty-year career, Susan held various positions relating to marketing, client communication, and customer service. 


Immediately after college, Susan worked at Roger Engemann Associates in Los Angeles, CA as an Administrator in the marketing department. She helped create, organize, coordinate and implement all marketing materials and conferences. 


In 1997 Susan took a position with Donna Karan International in New York, NY as a Visual Coordinator. There Susan integrated store design concept with opening boutiques internationally. 


In 1999 Susan accepted a position at Arts Counsel in New York, NY as an Artist Agent. Susan focused on creating and fostering relationships between clients and artists. She arranged, negotiated and reviewed all contracted work for her assigned artists. 


Susan began working for Slater Companies in Livingston, NJ in 2009 as an Executive Assistant. She was quickly promoted to Senior Associate in their accounting department. 


Susan joined Atlas Consulting Services, LLC as an Administrator in December 2010, and was promoted to Accounts Manager in September of 2014, specializing in Client and Carrier relations, communications and enrollments, as well as claims resolutions. 

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Maria Covello Mikesell, Administrator

Maria Covello Mikesell, Administrator

Maria Covello Mikesell, Administrator

 Maria Mikesell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ in 1992, prior to embarking on a career in television production, sales and marketing. Starting a 10-year tenure with NY local Fox and UPN stations, Maria served as Assistant to the Director of Community Affairs, acting as point person for FCC station compliance and liaison to NJ State Legislators and White House staff. Following, she was National Syndication & Talent Coordinator for locally produced broadcasts, securing content and serving as the contact for celebrities, Broadway unions and PR firms, while assisting in the management of a staff of 30.

In 1995, she joined the Sales and Marketing Department as Sales Marketing Manager charged with the development, production and fulfillment of all special projects and promotions, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies.


Maria joined ABC National Television Sales in May of 2002 as Marketing Manager for Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales, where she created multi-media sales, marketing and promotional presentations for ABC's representation of the YES Network, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and various sports entertainment groups, while also planning and executing client focused special events.


Maria joined Atlas Consulting Services, LLC in September 2014. Maria’s responsibilities include client enrollment services, COBRA administration, the creation of marketing materials and general office operations.