About the Council

The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in the region through education, professional development, and personal growth. All council members generously give their time, expertise, skills and knowledge. These volunteers are indispensable to our governance as their contributions directly impact the success of all of the activities, events and seminars we organize. The Executive Committee is elected for a one-year mandate, renewable for two years. Only members in good standing can be appointed to the Council.

If you would like to make a difference and give back to the insurance industry, contact the Chapter for more information on the Council and other volunteer opportunities: conestogamail@insuranceinstitute.ca  

Council Members 2018-2019

Executive Committee

Lisa Wetzler, CIP, BA
Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.


Vice-Chair - Academic
Jennifer Virley, FCIP, MBA
Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc.


Vice-Chair - Professional
Alana Halapija, FCIP, CRM
Unica Insurance


Scott Chartrand, CPA, CA
The Co-operators


Rocco Neglia, BA (Hons), CIP
Economical Insurance 


Special Events
Julie Manske, CIP
Aviva Canada Inc.



Kate Battler, CIP
Crawford Contractor Connection


Anne Fioravanti, CIP



Jordan Bilkas, CIP, BA
Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.


Preston Hall, MSc
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.


Monica Kuzyk, FCIP, CRM, ORMP
Curo Claims Services 


Christine Senior, CIP, CRM
Ontario Mutual Insurance Association

Daniel Strigberger, LLB
Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP


Cindy Yott, CIP

Economical Insurance

Learn more about the Council and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Chapter Manager:

Heather Graham, BEd, FCIP
101-515 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener, ON N2K 3S3
(t) 519-579-0184 (e) Conestogamail@insuranceinstitute.ca