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


Jennifer Virley, MBA, FCIP, PMP
Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc.


Vice-Chair - Academic 
Alana Halapija, FCIP, CRM 
The Guarantee Company of North America


Vice-Chair - Professional 
Jordan Bilkas, MBA, CIP
Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.


Scott Chartrand, CPA, CA 
The Co-operators


Past Chair

Lisa Wetzler, CIP, BA

Princeton Holdings Ltd.


Special Events
Christine Senior, CIP, CRM, CAIB, ICP
Ontario Mutual Insurance Association



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


Anne Fioravanti, BA (Hons), CIP



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


Monica Kuzyk, FCIP, CRM, ORMP
Curo Claims Services 


Rocco Neglia, BA (Hons), CIP
Heartland Farm Mutual


Weslee Simpson, CIP
Economical Insurance

Daniel Strigberger, LLB
Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP


Sam Vadera, BComm. 

Trillium Mutual 


Cindy Yott, CIP
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

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