Executive Team

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

Steven Paraboschi, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Paraboschi joined AXA Assistance USA in 2009 and has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services and Assistance industries. 
Mr. Paraboschi was the General Manager for AXA Assistance USA and led the Travel and Medical Assistance businesses for five years before being promoted to his current position in April 2015.

Before joining AXA Assistance, he has held senior roles within account management, customer service, ecommerce and strategic planning at major global corporations, including ADP, Deutsche Bank and MetLife.

Mr. Paraboschi has a MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Corporate Finance and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

International Medical Director

Cai Glushak, MD, FACEP, International Medical Director

Cai Glushak joined AXA Assistance USA in 1996 and has a long history of medical direction in the fields of international medicine and aeromedical services. Dr. Glushak oversees and ensures quality of medical staff and activities of physicians, nurses and other clinicians throughout all offices of AXA Assistance globally. He ensures application of the highest standards of medical care throughout the AXA Assistance network to support the emergency and planned medical needs of its international clientele. 

Before joining AXA Assistance, Dr. Glushak was the EMS Medical Director for the University of Chicago Hospitals for nearly two decades providing medical oversight for ambulance and transport services for the City of Chicago. He has additional expertise in the areas of evacuation and repatriation of acutely ill patients. He is currently on the Board of EURAMI, the European Aeromedical Institute which credentials air ambulance providers.

Dr. Glushak is a member of the National Transitions of Care Coalition and promotes the use of professional medical call centers to address the  medical needs of patients worldwide. Dr. Glushak is a Board Certified Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago with a medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada.


Chief Operating Officer

Cassie Brinkley, Chief Operating Officer

Cassie Brinkley joined AXA Assistance USA in 2012 with 20 years of experience in the international assistance and specialty insurance industry.

Ms. Brinkley was the Senior Director of Operations for AXA Assistance USA for two years before being promoted to her current position in April 2015. As COO, Ms. Brinkley leads multi-site, 24/7/365 customer care, claims and medical operations for AXA Assistance USA, focusing on optimizing service quality, leveraging state-of-the-art technology and driving strategic change to support growth.  Ms. Brinkley specializes in developing and mentoring teams that deliver results through service excellence and customer focus.

Before joining AXA Assistance, she held leadership roles in operations, client services, marketing, strategic initiatives and provider networks at global corporations, including Allianz Global Assistance. 

Ms. Brinkley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. 

Chief Commercial Officer

Glenn Maykish, Chief Commercial Officer

Glenn comes to AXA Assistance USA with over 15 years of professional experience as a business operations executive in multinational insurance sales, client management, marketing and product development. 
In his past roles, Glenn provided vision and strategic direction, solution development and created travel strategies. He was most recently Head of Global Accident and Health Group Business for AIG in New York. He also brings extensive levels of experience with leading Sales & Marketing, Product Development and Client Management teams in his previous roles for Europ Assistance as well as for CIGNA.

Mr. Maykish leads and manages our Sales, Marketing, Product and Account Management teams and plays a key role in driving strategic growth initiatives. 

Chief Information Officer

Aziz Ismail, Chief Information Officer

Aziz Ismail comes AXA Assistance USA with over 15 years of significant professional experience in planning, designing, leading and implementating a broad range of corporate growth and realignment initiatives at Corelinks Data Centers, a CPS corporation and Hu-Friedy Manufacturing. 

Mr. Ismail plays a key role in leading cross-functional teams to deliver results and help AXA Assistance achieve strategic objectives while ensuring cusotmer satisfaction. 

Mr. Ismail holds a MBA from Keller Graduate Shcool of Management and a BS in Information Management Systems. 


Chief Financial Officer

David Dos Reis, Chief Financial Officer 

David Dos Reis joined AXA Assistance USA in 2016 and has almost 20 years of experience in the Financial Services and Insurance (taking out assistance) industries. 

Before joining AXA Assistance, he has held senior roles within the Group AXA in several countries leading finance team, strategic planning, program management, legal and compliance in the insurance industry (Life, Non-Life and Reinsurance) as well as in asset management.

Mr. Dos Reis has a MBA from Ecole Nationale d’Assurance (ENAss) in France with a concentration in Insurance and Masters in Finance and Accounting.  He holds a BA in Actuary. 

General Counsel


Blessy George joined AXA Assistance USA in 2011 and has over 21 years of experience in managing legal and compliance matters, particularly related to the insurance and assistance industries. Ms. George was the Chief Compliance Officer for AXA Assistance USA and its U.S. affiliates and subsidiaries for four years. In August  2015, Ms. George was promoted to General Counsel.

In her current role, Ms. George leads the legal, compliance and internal control functions for the organization. Her duties include corporate governance, contract negotiation and management, litigation, regulatory compliance and audit processes to ensure proper internal controls within the organization. Before joining AXA Assistance, Ms. George held various positions at CNA Insurance Companies and Marsh McLennan. Her areas of legal and compliance expertise include insurance regulatory matters including licensing management, privacy & data security, and consumer protection laws.   

Ms. George has a JD from Loyola University Chicago. She also holds a BS in Business Administration and a BA in English Literature from the University of Tennessee. 

Human Resource Director

Fabrice Lespinasse, Human Resource Director

Fabrice Lespinasse joined AXA Assistance USA in July 2016 and has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources acquired mainly in the Energy Management Industry. 

He joined us from another Global French company, Schneider Electric, where he held various HR roles, in France and in the USA, as Global HR Business Partner, HR Program Director, Talent Manager. 

Mr. Lespinasse has a Masters in Human Resources Management as well as a Masters in Labor Law, both from the Pantheon-Assas Paris University.