2450 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631, US

(508) 896-3771

Welcome to Safe Harbor Insurance Agency

Welcome to Safe Harbor Insurance AgencyWelcome to Safe Harbor Insurance Agency

Agency Owners


Colleen Ormsby, President

Donna Barr, Vice President and Treasurer

Donna Barr, Vice President and Treasurer

 Originally from Worcester, Colleen moved to the Cape right out of high school and began her insurance career at a local insurance agency. She quickly received her Massachusetts Insurance Broker’s License. After 19 years at the agency, Colleen accepted a position at a regional insurance company as their Underwriting Manager, where she spent 8 years as a student of the insurance business. Realizing that she missed helping clients find insurance solutions, Colleen brought her experience to Safe Harbor in 2015 as a licensed insurance broker. In 2018, she and Donna Barr bought the Agency.

A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Colleen lives with her family in Harwich Port, where you’re likely find her on the beach or the golf course, or in a really good restaurant - enjoying what life on the Lower Cape has to offer! Colleen is active in the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce and is an enthusiastic volunteer for WE CAN, an organization dedicated to empowering women in transition across Cape Cod 


Donna Barr, Vice President and Treasurer

Donna Barr, Vice President and Treasurer

Donna Barr, Vice President and Treasurer


Donna earned her Massachusetts Insurance Broker's license in 2002 and worked at several agencies before joining the Safe Harbor team in 2011. In her time here, Donna has excelled in many roles, ranging from sales and customer service to managing the office and running the accounting department. It was a natural progression for Donna to team up with Colleen Ormsby to buy the Agency and assume the roles of Vice President and Treasurer.

A Cape Cod native, Donna grew up in Harwich but moved "Off Cape" for a short time. When she and her husband decided to start a family, they bought a home in Harwich so they could raise their kids, Sam and Justin, in the town they love. When she's not working, Donna and her husband enjoy camping with their friends and extended family and watching live music by their favorite locally and nationally recognized acts. She is also an active member of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women.

Our Team


Heidi Woods, CISR, Account Executive


Heidi began her insurance career in 2004 and quickly became a Massachusetts Licensed Insurance Broker. She has enjoyed working at two large insurance agencies here on the Cape and was pleased to obtain the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2007. When she was offered a position as an Underwriter at a small regional insurance company, Heidi jumped at the opportunity to expand her skills and to deepen her knowledge of the industry. She was able to spend a portion of her time there as a claims examiner, and a systems technical expert.

Heidi joined Safe Harbor in 2017 as an Account Executive. Often, her job is to use her sense of humor to keep her co-workers smiling! Heidi left her hometown of Salem to earn a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. Now she and her family live in Marstons Mills. Heidi enjoys spending her free time walking her dog, Leroy, and as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women.


Sheri Choate, Account Executive

 Sheri spent the first 17 years of her career in the Financial Industry. After washing ashore on Cape Cod in 2005, from the South Shore, she changed careers and began working for an insurance agency in Hyannis, MA. In 2006 she became a Massachusetts Licensed Insurance Broker and remained an insurance agent for the next 7 years.


In 2011, she was offered an Underwriting position at a small regional Mutual insurance company and being eager to learn the other side of the insurance industry, she accepted the position. Sheri spent the next 7 years of her career honing her insurance skills and gaining additional knowledge of the industry. But when the opportunity was presented to return to the agency side of the business in late 2019, she was very happy to return to her insurance roots.

Sheri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, often traveling to California to visit her daughter. She is an avid beach goer and enjoys music, reading and cooking.  


Alexis DeMarkles


Alexis is new to insurance and is excited to learn the ins and outs of the industry. After studying and working within the field of Psychology for 4 years, Alexis decided to make a change in her career and joined Safe Harbor in June of 2019.


Alexis graduated from Emmanuel college in 2017 earning her Bachelor of Science in Health and Counseling. She was born and raised on Cape Cod and although she loves to travel, and was thankful for her time living in Boston, she is happy to be back on the Cape spending time with her friends and family and embarking on a new career.