About Us

Barnabas Insurance Services is a New Jersey insurance agency, allied with Barnabas Health and organized to meet the specific insurance needs of physicians affiliated with Barnabas Health.  

Barnabas Insurance Services is organized to provide coordinated and integrated protection against important exposures, as well as responsive advice and guidance to all practices, both large and small.

Our mandate is to be the single source that brings affiliated physicians of Barnabas Health the advantages of lower insurance costs, comprehensive and enhanced coverages, and better managed and coordinated insurance products and services.


  • DEAN J. CARRAS, President

Dean Carras has spent more than 30 years in the insurance industry, focusing on special programs. Early in his career he foresaw how concentration on a market niche creates value for policyholders—better coverage at lower prices. Creation of Barnabas Insurance Services was a logical next step in a dynamic plan to extend his niche market vision to affiliated physicians of Barnabas Health. As someone who continually demonstrates results and an unswerving integrity, Dean has earned the trust and confidence of clients and insurance companies throughout the country.


  • PHILIP LIEBERMAN, CPCU, CLU / Vice President

Phil Lieberman entered the insurance agency business in 1960 after graduating from Yale University. He spent the next 30 years leading his agency in its growth from an initial staff of 5 employees to one with 65 people. He brings to Barnabas Insurance Services a strong knowledge of contracts and coverage issues, having taught insurance and written many articles for insurance trade journals. He leads the coverage, administrative and communications aspects of Barnabas Insurance Services operations.


  • KRISTIN R. WOEHL, CPCU, CIC, ARM / Senior Account Executive

Kristin's 7+ years in the insurance industry has involved high-level account management, analysis, placement and servicing of special risks. Her abilities and technical know-how earned her the advanced Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2008. Kristin understands the value of responsiveness to clients in dealing with insurance issues as they arise.


  • JEFFREY M. HALLMAN, Vice President / Special Risks

After graduating cum laude from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Jeff began his insurance career in 1973 in Philadelphia, PA where he managed two regional profit centers for a large insurance company. Since 1982, he has worked for several sizeable regional brokers, handling major property and casualty accounts, acting as both an account manager and a Vice President of Marketing. His involvement with Barnabas Insurance Services will center on larger medical practices, especially in the area of Directors and Officers Liability.


  • MARYELLEN FERRELLI, Account Manager

With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Maryellen is uniquely qualified to bring excellent customer service to our clients. Her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Associates degree in Paralegal Studies provided a great foundation for her work with two major insurance carriers. Her role is to provide ongoing and outstanding service to those physician practices that become clients of Barnabas Insurance Services.


  • GERRY PETRAKOS, Sales Executive

Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from Sir George Williams University in Montreal. With more than 20 years of experience acting as an account manager for commercial risks, he is committed to providing service to his clients above and beyond expectations, making sure that they receive the benefit of his attention to detail and rigorous follow-through.


  • LYN BRZOSTOWSKI, Vice President / Operations

Lyn's 25+ years of experience in the insurance industry uniquely combines IT and insurance capabilities. She has worked extensively in both personal and commercial lines as an account executive and manager. As Operations Vice President at Barnabas Insurance Services, her goal is to ensure maximum efficiency in our internal operations so that we can continue to deliver outstanding service.


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Interested in learning more about our products and services?

Call Kristin Woehl at
(973) 884-4400, Ext. 231

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