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Manya Helgerson


Manya Helgerson Manya comes from a health insurance background having worked for Blue Cross of Northern California for over 12 years, starting there as a receptionist and working up to coordinating litigated cases as a Corporate Para-legal. She later joined two other former Blue Cross employees to start the insurance recovery firm of Boehm & Associates. After 10 years, as Vice President of Marketing she sold her interest in the Partnership and decided to follow every woman’s dream of opening a dress shop. She founded “Sophisticated Lady Boutique” on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, an upscale women’s clothing consignment shop.

Over the years her Mother had several instances where Long Term Care, both in a facility and home care was needed. Realizing the importance of Long Term Care insurance and the difficulty and expense of providing this care to a loved one was the “aha” moment which led to her becoming an Insurance Agent and joining Genworth Life Insurance. Manya assists her clients with Long Term Care, Term Life, and Annuity insurance products. She is Certified in Long Term Care and holds the CLTC professional designation.

Manya lives in Walnut Creek with her husband, Fred Casto, a retired Attorney. Their only child is a spoiled Maltase mix doggie, Sophie, who was rescued from the pound. Manya’s hobbies are gardening, skiing and helping her husband with his Magic hobby and assisting when he does a magic act.


Manya Helgerson