Innovative Benefits Group Agents

Lyndsey began her career in the employee benefits field in 1998, getting her start in the Benefits Department of a Fortune 500 Company. She spent the first couple of years focused on COBRA & FSA Administration and later managed benefits for numerous plans and locations across the country as the Health and Welfare Manager. As a part of the Innovative Benefits Group team, Lyndsey works closely with our clients in the design, implementation and ongoing management of their employee benefit plans.

Lyndsey Donnerberg Health Insurance Agent

Lyndsey participates in professional associations and has served on the Board of the Western Pension Benefits Conference in numerous capacities, including President, Portland Chapter. Lyndsey graduated from Portland State University with a BA in English, is an Oregon native and enjoys spending time with her active twin boys.

Contact Lyndsey Donnerberg

Direct Line – 503.597-6332
Fax – 503.972.4284

Jennifer is no stranger to the charms of Portland, as a native Oregonian, she understands every business is as unique as the city is. That’s why she works tirelessly connecting small business owners with the right medical and dental coverage to fit their individual needs.

If there’s a good new Netflix series, Jennifer’s probably seen it. She also loves to travel, loves to entertain, drink good wine; while spending time with friends and family.

Jennifer Wakayama Health Insurance Broker

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Support Team

With Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University Portland and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Portland State University, Dot has over 17 years of experience in development of plan design, administration, marketing, and compliance of employee benefit plans. Prior to joining our office, Dot worked as a consultant and account manager at a large employee benefits firm in Portland. She has also worked as an account manager for a couple local third-party administrators, as well as a large brokerage firm in Seattle, WA, in addition to sales and customer service at Premera Blue Cross.

A native to the Northwest, Dot grew up in the Seattle area, and has called Portland home the past 15 years. Dot enjoys spending her free time volunteering with Oregon Greyhound Adoption, playing kickball, and baking.

Contact Dot Thornton
Senior Account Manager

Telephone – 503.972.4285
Fax – 503.972.4284

Jessica began her benefits career in 2015 on the account management team of a large employee benefits firm in Oakland, CA.  Prior to employee benefits, Jessica spent 10 years working for herself as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator while earning her Bachelor of Science degree from University of California Berkley.  Jessica is passionate about helping clients, whether it is to explain the specific nuances of their health insurance or running interference with a carrier on a billing issue.  Her attention to detail and customer service mindset are huge assets to the IBG team and our clients.

Originally from Boston, Jessica has spent the last 15 years in Oakland, CA, just recently relocating to the Portland area.  Away from the office, Jessica can be found cooking a fabulous meal, discovering the city’s neighborhoods and breweries by foot or bike, or enjoying a quaint venue with live music.

Contact Jessica LeBeau
Account Manager

Telephone – 503.972.4285
Fax – 503.972.4284

As the newest member of the IBG team, Marissa is excited to become well versed in the extensive world of benefits and insurance. Her prior experience involves working in Administrative Customer Service and back-office Operations. She is dedicated to delivering exceptional client support and is thrilled to begin building lasting relationships with our clients and carriers.

A native Oregonian, growing up in Eugene, Marissa enjoys hiking around and exploring Oregon as well as just hanging out at home watching a good TV show or movie and will never turn down a fun DIY or interior design project. She has been residing in the Portland area for around 10 years now and always enjoys discovering new places the city has to offer.

Contact Marissa Jones
Telephone – 503.972.4285
Fax – 503.972.4284

Accounting Team



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