Verity (n.) - c.1375, "truth," from L. veritatem (nom. veritas) "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true"

Verity National Group provides professional administrative and consulting services to businesses, associations and brokerages across the country from our corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

We offer recognized experience and expertise in:

Benefit plan design and administration services
Association program development
Alternative risk transfer arrangements
Occupational and group health medical cost containment
Data migration, warehousing and management
Operational process and control audits

Verity National's leadership team includes:


Laurie H. Burke
President and Chief Financial Officer

Laurie is an owner and the principal executive of Verity National. As President, she is responsible for overall executive management and governance of the company. As Chief Financial Officer, she heads finance and treasury functions.

Previously, Laurie was a partner in a national consulting firm analyzing corporate financial strategies and results and communicating them to Wall Street. Laurie's clients included AT&T, Bank of America, CIGNA, Delta Air Lines, Time Warner, and United Technologies.

A native of Dallas, she holds both MBA and undergraduate degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.

Suzanne Duncan
Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology

Suzanne brings extensive IT experience and credentials to Verity's technology design and data management for a broad array of clients. She leads a team of professionals responsible for ensuring that our data analysis and exchange capabilities continue to make Verity a national stand-out in using technology to further client business objectives.

Suzanne's background includes network installs, VOIP integration, and business conversions at her own firm - 86IT - and a distinguished tenure at a credit union. Among other projects, she orchestrated the bank branch conversion for Chase Bank from Washington Mutual.

Suzanne has an Associates Degree in Applied Science, graduating summa cum laude in Computer Information Systems. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional, and a native of South Texas.

Christine M. Sandy
Director of Marketing

Chrisie has primary responsibility for developing Verity’s new client relationships. She also is responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with clients, master clients, and brokers. Chrisie has been particularly instrumental in leading Verity’s implementation of alternatives to traditional PPO Plans.

She has 13 years of experience in insurance services. Previously, Chrisie coordinated Verity’s ancillary services business and managed Consumer Driven Health Plans for both Verity and UMR (formerly Benefit Planners).

Chrisie has studied business and real estate law, and maintains her license in real estate.

David M. Player, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Player is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his medical training at the University of Illinois Medical School and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and subspecialty training in Nephrology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio where he served a chief resident in Medicine.

Dr. Player is founded the innovative firm Health By Design in 1982 and now serves a a medical consultant to numerous businesses and corporate insurance plans. His special interests include diseases of the Kidney, preventive medicine, and the integration of both alternative medicine and conventional medicine into mainstream health care.