Atlas offers a variety of individual and group benefit coverage programs, including, but not limited to, Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Long Term Care Insurance, Section 125 ("cafeteria") and Deferred Compensation plans. Many benefit programs are available at a discount to groups, often providing additional benefits to employees over and above a firm's traditional fringe benefits, and / or may decrease a firm's tax liability.

Mark Shore


Mark Shore graduated the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, in May 1993. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, he started his career with US Healthcare, Inc. (prior to its merger with Aetna, Inc.) in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Mark worked in US Healthcare's Underwriting department, with a special focus on New Product Development, whereby he assisted in the development and pricing of US Healthcare's first indemnity product, The Liberty Plan, and subsequently its first point of service product.

In 1995 Mark accepted a position with the New York City office of Milliman and Robertson, Actuaries and Consultants. He worked as an Associate Actuary in its Life/Health department. Mark's responsibilities included valuations of large self-insured employee union benefit plans, as well as fee schedule analysis for some national benefit carriers. Additionally, Mark developed and priced various plan options, estimated reserve adequacy, and recommended benefit designs for large employer groups.

Mark accepted a position as a Consultant in Coopers & Lybrand's Health and Welfare department (prior to its merger with Price Waterhouse) in 1997. His responsibilities at Coopers & Lybrand included the development and evaluation of benefit plans for large employee union groups.

In 1999 Mark joined Group Health Incorporated (GHI) as a Middle Market Group Marketing Representative. He worked with the New York and New Jersey brokerage community to place employer-sponsored insurance coverage for companies with 51-1,000 eligible employees. He performed enrollment meetings as well as serviced accounts on a daily basis.

Mark joined Herbert L. Jamison, as an Assistant Vice President in the Employee Benefits department in 2002. While there, he was responsible for servicing and acquiring new business and was promoted to Senior Vice President prior to his departure in 2010.

Mark Shore founded Atlas Consulting Services, LLC in 2010.

Susan Ward

Accounts Manager

Susan Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA in 1991. Throughout her twenty-year career, Susan held various positions relating to marketing, client communication, and customer service.

Immediately after college, Susan worked at Roger Engemann Associates in Los Angeles, CA as an Administrator in the marketing department. She helped create, organize, coordinate and implement all marketing materials and conferences.

In 1997 Susan took a position with Donna Karan International in New York, NY as a Visual Coordinator. There Susan integrated store design concept with opening boutiques internationally.

In 1999 Susan accepted a position at Arts Counsel in New York, NY as an Artist Agent. Susan focused on creating and fostering relationships between clients and artists. She arranged, negotiated and reviewed all contracted work for her assigned artists.

Susan began working for Slater Companies in Livingston, NJ in 2009 as an Executive Assistant. She was quickly promoted to Senior Associate in their accounting department.

Susan joined Atlas Consulting Services, LLC as an Administrator in December 2010, and was promoted to Accounts Manager in September of 2014, specializing in Client and Carrier relations, communications and enrollments, as well as claims resolutions.

Maria Mikesell


Maria Mikesell received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey in 1992, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Media Arts and English. Immediately upon graduating, she began what would be a 15 year career in broadcast television production, sales and marketing.

Starting a 10 year tenure with WWOR-TV UPN 9 / WNYW-TV Fox 5, Maria served as the Assistant to the Director of Community Affairs, which included acting as a point person for the FCC in dealing with station compliance requirements, as well as serving as a liaison to New Jersey State Legislators and White House staff.

From there she took on the position of National Syndication Coordinator & Talent Coordinator for locally produced broadcasts, securing content and serving as the contact for celebrities, Broadway unions and public relation firms, while assisting in the management of a staff of over 30 employees.

In 1995, she joined the Sales and Marketing Department and was promoted to the position of Sales Marketing Manager charged with the development, production and fulfillment of all on and off air special projects and promotions, working with such Fortune 500 companies as Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Ford Motor Company and Johnson & Johnson.

Maria joined the ABC National Television Sales group in May of 2002 as the Marketing Manager/ Senior Sales Planner for the Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales division. While at ABC, she designed and created multi-media sales, marketing and promotional presentations supporting ABC National Sales representation of the YES Network, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, and various other sports and entertainment related properties. She also was responsible for planning and executing client focused special events for the ABC Regional Sports Sales and Entertainment group.

Maria joined Atlas Consulting Services, LLC in September 2014 as Administrator. Maria’s responsibilities include the creation and development of marketing materials, maintenance of our clients' employer portals content, COBRA administration and general office operations.


Atlas Consulting Services, LLC will work with its clients and potential clients to understand their issues so it can endeavor to create and implement comprehensive, financially-responsible employee benefit solutions. Atlas' service model is, "We will do everything reasonably in our capacity or the capacity of Atlas' Business Partners to resolve a client's issue(s) in a timely manner and maintain a client's and a client's employees' satisfaction."