Key Staff

Gerry Wevodau
President and founder of Wevodau Insurance & Benefit Strategies.

He has been an active professional in the Central Pennsylvania insurance community since 1989 and is able to draw on this extensive experience to provide clients with innovative solutions with a "personalized, hands on approach". Gerry is an instrument rated private pilot who enjoys flying for business and personal enjoyment since 1999. He is also a 2nd degree Black belt in Taekwondo;he has been married to wife, Yvette since 1984 and has 3 adult children.

Connie Caka
Benefit Specialist.

Connie has been a health insurance professional since 1993 and has experience serving brokers and clients in the region. She has earned her Health Insurance Associate and Managed Care Professional designations from the Health Insurance Association of America. Connie is passionate about serving the client in a responsive and insightful manner.

Sara Schweitz
Benefit Specialist.

Sara has been a Life and Health agent in the Central PA market since 2006. Sara started with the Agency in 2013 and enjoys building relationships, providing excellent customer service, and sharing her industry expertise and knowledge.
Sara is a Central PA native. She received her B.A. in English from Penn State University. She has been married to her husband, James for over 7 years, and they have a son, Joey and a daughter Hanna. In her free time she can be found spending time with her family, experimenting with new recipes and exercising.

Chris Gayman
CSR, LTC Specialist

Chris recently came out of “retirement” after spending several years raising her two children while volunteering her extra time to her community.
Chris began her career in 1995 in the Group Health Insurance field as a broker representative for a large national general agency. She has earned her HIA designation.
Personal experiences led her to develop a passion for Long-Term Care education and protection. She became self-employed with a LTCI specialty and enjoyed success through referrals of her financial planner and banking trust officer relationships. She has conducted educational seminars at local 55+ facilities and private financial planning seminars
In her spare time, Chris enjoys cooking, entertaining, attending her Alma Mater’s sporting events (PSU), sewing, skiing, hiking, and spending time with her husband/college sweetheart and children.

Emily Thoman
Benefits Specialist/Business Development

Emily joined Wevodau Insurance in 2015, but she doesn’t come from very far away. She is shy to admit that she’s the boss’s daughter (oy vey). Emily’s previous background was in outpatient physical therapy as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) for seven years, but with having a bit of a “seven-year itch” and a giant, loving nudge from good ole dad she took a leap into the world of health and life insurance to help people from the other side of the insurance card. She is now in our business development area, specializing in the church and Christian school market.
Emily is married to her very handsome and handy-man husband, and has a step-daughter. She enjoys being adventurous with anything from hiking, biking, camping, traveling, to cutting her hair, but also loves watching movies and having “lazy days” while enjoying time with her family. Her favorite time of year is fall, she loves seeing all the beautiful colors of God’s creation that change every single day.