OUR CONSULTING TEAM
A love for the outdoors brought Cindy to Asheville. Cindy is passionate about healthy living and believes food is medicine. Cindy shares her passion with family, friends and clients by hosting fermentation classes and sharing her homemade sauerkraut.
HR & Benefits Advisor
Cindy has spent most of her career supporting large companies in a Director of Benefits role. After twelve years in corporate HR, Cindy began Kimmel HR Solutions with the goal to help companies provide great benefits to their employees at a fair price. Cindy shares, “this starts with the company and its employees understanding we can improve the quality of care and save money on healthcare by playing an active role in our health plan”.
Now, Cindy helps companies identify options outside of traditional health plans to achieve a long-term healthcare solution. With expertise in both HR and employee benefits, Cindy brings a high-performance health plan full circle by supporting each of the essential pieces from plan design to the employee’s experience.
Cindy is a licensed Benefit Advisor and holds an M.S. in HR from Western Carolina University and is a certified HR professional (PHR &SHRM-CP).
Samir is trilingual (German, Bosnian, and English), an avid soccer fan and former player. He coaches on both the recreational and competitive soccer levels.
After a decade of Human Resource IT work as a business analyst and management consultant, Samir gravitated towards a new career in public and population health by creating a childhood obesity prevention nonprofit on the Navajo Nation.
Upon returning to South Carolina, Samir lead the Wellville Exchange, a needs analysis through Way to Wellville Spartanburg, one of five nation-wide Way to Wellville population health initiatives. Samir was appointed director of a year-long study to more accurately measure and determine social determinants of health of Spartanburg county's workforce, and inform employers on the effects current healthcare system limitations have on them.
Samir is a licensed Benefit Advisor and holds a B.S. in International Business and Finance from the University of South Carolina.