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 2017-2018

Executive Committee

Lisa Wetzler, CIP, BA
Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.


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


Vice-Chair - Professionals'
Alana Halapija, FCIP, CRM
Unica Insurance


Kyle Urech, CIP, CRM
ServPro Industries


Rocco Neglia, BA (Hons), CIP
Economical Insurance 


Special Events
Julie Manske, CIP
Aviva Canada, Inc.



Kate Battler, CIP
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.


Anne Fioravanti, CIP



Jordan Bilkas, CIP, BA
Gore Mutual Insurance Co.


David Bonnar, CIP
Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network


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
Samis Law

Laura Van Vliet, CIP
Aligned Insurance Inc.


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