Meet Our Staff

Newark, Delaware Insurance Agent

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Advisors

John Yasik

John Yasik, CIC

President & Senior Insurance Advisor

John began his insurance career in 1983 with The Travelers Insurance Company. In 1991, he joined Poland & Sullivan Insurance as a Commercial Insurance Advisor. John became President and equal stockholder along with his business partner Andre Hoeschel in 2003. John’s primary duties today consist of providing insurance advice to our commercial and personal customers. The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) was conferred upon him in 2005 by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

John has served on regional producer councils for Travelers, C.N.A. Insurance and Donegal Insurance Companies. Since 1989, he has also served as an instructor at the University of Delaware’s Small Business Development Center.

In 2007, John was elected as Chairman of the Delaware Association of Insurance Agents & Brokers (DAIAB) and later that year was recognized as the 2007 Delaware Insurance Agent of the Year. In addition, in 2008, John was awarded the highest honor possible by the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland Independent Insurance Agents Group for his work in creating the DAIAB.

John is a lifelong resident of Delaware having graduated from Archmere Academy and the University of Delaware.

Andre Hoeschel

Andre Hoeschel, ChFC®, AIF®, CLTC

Vice President & Senior Insurance Advisor

Andre began his career in the Financial Services field in 1985. He assists our clients with personalized strategies to help with their Financial Planning needs (Retirement Income Planning, College funding as well as Wealth Accumulation strategies). Andre holds the Series 7, Series 65, and Series 63 licenses through FINRA as well as Life, Health, and Property Casualty licenses. Andre is also one of Delaware’s most experienced Long-Term Care Specialists.

Andre has been a frequent voice and contributor of the Business Section in the Wilmington News Journal as well as WILM radio. He is available to speak at Business and Club meetings on a variety of interesting and timely topics.

He resides in Hockessin, Delaware with his family and is active in several community events.

  • University of Delaware, Business Administration, 1985
  • ChFC Chartered Financial Consultant designation from The American College, 2001
  • CLTC Certified Long-Term Care designation, 2006
  • AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary), 2016
Jonathan C. Yasik

Jonathan C. Yasik

Insurance Advisor

Jonathan began his insurance career with the Travelers Insurance Company as a Property Claim Adjuster in 2010. Working directly with homeowners during the claims process, Jonathan learned how the promise of insurance becomes real. He has extensive knowledge of insurance policy language, coverage determination, and estimating and adjusting guidelines. Jonathan also worked with homeowners all over the country after natural disasters struck (Alabama tornadoes 2011, Hurricane Irene 2011, Texas Hail Storm 2012, Hurricane Sandy 2012). The most important thing that Jonathan learned from his time as a Property Claim Adjuster was the human element of insurance; making sure that the customer was always treated with exceptional professionalism and personal respect. These elements have made Jonathan a vital addition to Poland & Sullivan. He joined our team in 2013. Jonathan is licensed across all lines of insurance (personal, commercial, life, health). Jonathan is a Delaware native and currently resides in Wilmington. He attended Archmere Academy for high school and Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Jonathan was a four year member of the football team at Franklin & Marshall.

Administration

Cindy Serrano

Cindy Serrano

Controller/Office Manager

Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of South Florida in 2004. She has over 25 years’ experience working in various accounting positions. In June 2012, Cindy joined Poland & Sullivan as a part-time bookkeeper assisting in processing the agency’s financial transactions. In January 2014, she obtained her Life & Health License expanding her role to include Financial Services assistant working with Group and Individual Health Insurance Clients. In July 2017, Cindy became the full-time Controller for Poland & Sullivan handling all aspects of financial management for the agency as well as human resources and office management.

Commercial Lines Department

Becky Leote

Becky Leote

Senior Commercial Account Manager

Becky has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. The majority of her work has been in Commercial Lines. Becky joined the staff of Poland & Sullivan Insurance April 2002 as a Customer Service Representative working with businesses large and small. She is a licensed insurance agent and is authorized to provide counsel on Property, Casualty, Surety, Marine, Transportation, and Auto and Homeowners insurance coverages. She earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in June 2000.

Lisa Levy

Lisa Levy, CISR

Commercial Account Manager

After a successful career in the banking industry, Lisa established herself in the insurance industry in 2006 and joined Poland & Sullivan in July of 2012. Lisa transitioned to our Commercial Lines Department in 2018 where she services our small businessowner’s insurance needs. Lisa is a licensed insurance agent and holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation, which she received in May of 2010.

Personal Lines Department

Becky Husfelt

Becky Husfelt

Personal Lines Advisor

Becky began her insurance career in 2010 after working in the salon & management industry for 25 years. Becky is a licensed insurance agent who enjoys working with her clients and educating them to make sure that all their insurance needs are met.

Lynne Riches

Lynne Riches

Senior Personal Lines Advisor

Lynne has been with Poland & Sullivan since 1988. Her entire service with the agency has been spent in the Personal Insurance Department. While she is familiar with all of the companies we represent, and she knows Travelers “inside & out.” Give Lynne a call or send her an e-mail. She would be happy to discuss the best way to protect your personal assets and give you a better buy for your money.

Missy Simpson

Missy Simpson

Personal Lines Advisor

Missy has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and joined Poland & Sullivan in September of 2007. Missy excels in her knowledge of personal insurance including home, auto, boat, motorcycles and personal umbrellas. She enjoys giving each of her clients her full and caring attention. Please call Missy for your personal insurance needs.

Financial Services Department

Andre Hoeschel

Andre Hoeschel, ChFC®, AIF®, CLTC

Vice President & Senior Insurance Advisor
Nancy S. Short

Nancy S. Short

Financial Services Assistant & Health Insurance Advisor

Nancy has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years beginning her career with the former Continental American Life Insurance Company and brings her expertise in sales and service to our customers. She is licensed in Life, Health, Disability and Long-Term Care. Take advantage of Nancy’s skills so that she can provide you (as well as those clients with challenging health issues) with the most affordable life insurance quotes available in the market. In December 2013 Nancy assumed the role of Health Insurance Advisor. If you find you are in need of health insurance for yourself or your company, allow Nancy to provide you with exceptional service that you have come to expect and trust from Poland & Sullivan.