Gisela Smith:  CEO, Senior Account Executive

Gisela founded Presidio in 2002 and is the driving force behind the company. She specializes in Individual Physicians, Small & Large Groups, Hospitalists, and Healthcare Facilities. She is personable, knowledgeable and entirely witty. It will be hard to find any one individual more knowledgeable in the world of medical malpractice insurance.

With over 20 years advising physicians and office managers on policy structure and management, she is the one you want on your side. Personally, Gisela supports many local organizations and is an avid soccer player and coach. Read a Presidio Profile about Gisela here.

Rhonda Yount: Account Executive

Rhonda manages many of our accounts mainly Med Spas, E&S Clients, and a variety of other specialties. She takes pride in her work and has an impressive expertise in insurance.

Rhonda also spearheads almost all policy renewals and works to make sure our clients have the correct coverage in place, year-to-year. For many of you, she will be your point of contact during the renewal process.

Read a Presidio Profile about Rhonda here.


Eric Johnsen: Senior Account Executive

Eric specializes in the working with medical practices and medical facilities in their assessment, procurement, administration and evaluation of professional liability insurance products to meet their business needs. He brings over 20 years of experience in working with senior executives and Board members for numerous industries in the areas of insurance, business and strategic planning, finances and marketing and 12 years specifically in professional liability insurance.

Eric began his career with Ernst & Young assisting healthcare and corporate clients in financial accounting and systems design and implementation. He has an extensive background with all aspects of healthcare delivery systems and individual physician practices as well as mergers and acquisitions of hospitals and medical groups. Eric is a licensed insurance executive in life, health, fire & casualty insurance and has been actively engaged with insurance products for over a decade. He graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in health care administration, a Masters Divinity from Fuller Seminary and also received his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California

Kerri Flores: Client Service Manager

Kerri is one of our newest team members and will be responsible for enhancing the Presidio experience for new and existing clients. As a client relationship representative, she acts as the first point of contact for those who have questions regarding their policy. She is incredibly bright, fun to talk to, and clearly committed to her work. Read a Presidio Profile about Kerri here.



Samuel J. Ashe II: Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

 Samuel_J_Ashe_IISamuel is the latest addition to the team and he manages our social media presence and is responsible for expanding our marketing outreach. He is a charming and gregarious people person who is a jack of all trades who creates Presidio’s marketing materials, initiates marketing strategies, all while blogging about the trends and events in the Healthcare industry .

He graduated from the City College of New York with a BFA in Film & Video Production and also received his MBA in Marketing from California Lutheran University.

Read a Presidio Profile about Samuel here.