Contributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair
Ellis Jay Clem, known as “Jay”, has owned a Life and Disability and Health Insurance agency for the past 30 years. His major market was professional disability for doctors and attorneys, and small group medical. More recently his agency is providing Medicare counseling for seniors.
Prior to insurance, Jay was a protestant minister, serving as pastor. He has a BA in Bible Literature and Theology along with post graduate studies that include Seminary, Social Work, Addiction and Recovery. His background in Christian Ministry includes directing a juvenile delinquent diversion program and administration. He also developed medical and non-medical alcohol treatment programs for Community Hospital in Fresno, California which required working with various governmental agencies to secure funding from state and federal sources.
This project required forming a Non-profit Corporation to open an extended stay treatment program for addicts.
Later Jay went into sales and became Branch Manager for Dictaphone. As Dictation sales declined due to changing technology, his knowledge of the medical industry created the perfect transition into Insurance sales. He opened his own Independent Agency in 1995 and now has enjoyed the rewards of that industry. He and wife, Karen, are now semi-retired and split their time between Peoria, Fresno and here in our White Mountain Vacation Village.
We welcome Jay to the Committee and look forward to utilizing his strengths in program management and administration to fulfill our due diligence requirements to the community. The Committee is now “official” with the minimum three members and can begin our work. We still have room for up to five members. If any residents have skills and interest that would be an asset to the tasks we will be performing, please contact Linda Lulkovich at email@example.com or 602-809-7007.