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"Customer service is not a department, it's an attitude."


The Health Insurance and Retirement Advocates, Inc. team is a family. We are dedicated to helping everyone make sense of their Medicare options and getting you the plan that is right for you. We'd love for you to stop by our office in Historic Downtown Mount Dora and meet us!

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Independent Agent

Hello! My name is Julie Graham, this is my 14th year as an Independent Contracted Agent representing UnitedHealthcare®. I also have over 30 years of experience as a medical reimbursement professional, so I bring a well-rounded set of skills to my role in helping you to determine your best coverage options . . . 

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Independent Agent

Hi! My name is Susan Brisbin! I bring over 30 years of Medicare experience to my role as an agent. The last 14 of those years I was employed by a large national carrier as the sales manager for several counties in the area.  Throughout my career I have mentored countless Medicare agents, and in 2017 received a . . . 

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Independent Agent

Hi! My name is Lynn Gebaide and for over 30 years I have worked in the health and life insurance industry in a variety of roles, most recently spending seven years as an agent manager with a large national carrier. I chose to leave that position so that I could return to the field and do the job that is closest to my heart . . .

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Independent Agent

Hello! Hola. Cómo estás? My name is Kesia Blair. In addition to my experience as an Independent Agent representing UnitedHealthcare®, I hold a degree in Health Information Management and Billing and Coding. For me, being an agent and having the opportunity to help people every day is my . . .

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Bonnie Stanley

Independent Agent

Hello! My name is Bonnie Stanley and I have over 25 years of experience in the Medicare market specifically. I can’t imagine doing anything else! I absolutely love what I do because I help people choose the healthcare that works for them. I began my career in 1972 and my experience is vast . . .

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Lara Buford

Independent Agent

Hi! My name is Lara Buford. I am a native Floridian, and I live steps from the best little surf town ever: New Smyrna Beach. First and foremost, it is my truest desire to be an advocate for people’s health care. My sister and her son are disabled, so I know how extremely important good coverage and benefits are . . . 

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Amanda Papazoglou

Independent Agent

Hi! My name is Amanda Papazoglou. I grew up in the Medicare arena as both of  my parents are in the industry. It was quite natural for me to gravitate to helping people with their Medicare needs so in 2020 I joined my mom’s agency.  I work closely with her to learn everything I need to know to help you . . .  

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Deborah Pecoraro Vega

Independent Agent

Hi! My name is Deborah Pecoraro Vega and I have been in the insurance business for over 20 years. My Medicare career was first inspired by my mother Dorothy, and, after helping her navigate the complexities and volume of medical options available as a senior, I realized that this work was my calling . . .


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Jon Ryan Graham

Independent Agent

Hi, my name is Jon Ryan Graham, I’m an independent licensed agent for health, life, and annuities. This is my first year as an agent and while I may not have a ton of experience, I’m eager to learn and willing to work hard. If I’m not working you can find me at the golf course, as I love everything the game brings . . .

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