About the Committees

The Committees are responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in the region through education, professional development and personal growth. All committee 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. Members are elected for a one-year mandate, renewable for two years.

If you would like to make a difference and give back to the insurance industry, contact the Greater Toronto Area office for more information on Committees and other volunteer opportunities: GTAmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

Academic Committee

Colin George, MBA,  GDM, FCIP, CRM
Facility Association

Scott Campbell, MBA, CIP
Pembridge Insurance Company

J. Gregory Knowles, FCIP
HUB International HKMB Limited

Sheri Martinello, FCIP, CRM
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Faculty Sub-Committee

J. Gregory Knowles, FCIP
HUB International HKMB Limited

Camille Alexander, FCIP, CRM
Gallagher Bassett Canada Inc.

Keith Fernandes, CIP
Desjardins General Insurance Group

Vladimir Koltchine, CIP
Aviva Canada

Lynn Whitehead, CIP, CRM
TD Insurance

Jessica Wilson, CIP
Northbridge General Insurance Corporation

Seminar Sub-Committee

Scott Campbell, MBA, CIP
Pembridge Insurance Company

Sharon Cameron, BA, FCIP, CRM
Cameron & Associates

Alex Guthrie, CAIB
Guthrie Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Valda Jackson, FCIP, CRM
Allstate Insurance Co. of Canada

Mary Anne Morrison, CIP
Chartis Insurance Company of Canada 

Maria Pagliaro, BA, CIP
Desjardins Insurance

Roman Sawtschuk, BA, CIP
Heartland Farm Mutual Inc.

Louie Tsafkopoulos, FCIP
Economical Insurance

Special Events Sub-Committee

Sheri Martinello, FCIP, CRM
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Cheryl Barker
AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.

Margaret Clayton, FCIP
Berkley Canada

Jennifer Ellegood, FCIP
AON Benfield

John Game, CIP
Sirius America Insurance Company

Christina Lee-Rotstein, CIP

Jim Miles, FCIP
Aviva Canada

Alison Porter, FCIP
SCOR Canada Reinsurance Company

Justin Sheldon, CIP
Berkley Canada

John E. Lowes Committee

Dave Shibatani, BA, FCIP


Tia Becker, CIP
Burns & Wilcox Canada

Lindsay Boardman
Swiss Reinsurance Company of Canada

Christina Martin, CIP, CAIB, CRM
RRJ Insurance Group Ltd.

Andrea Powell, FCIP
Sovereign General Insurance Co.

Matthew Rienzo
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Past Chair
Wayne Briggs, FCIP, CRM
Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada

CIP Society Ontario Council

Vice President, Professional’s Division
Bruce Palmer, MBA, FCIP CRM
Ontario Medical Association Insurance

Jonathan Bushey, BA, B.Ed., CIP
Intact Insurance Company

Victor Dhir, FCIP, CRM

Gavin Mascarenhas, CIP
Travelers Canada

Jason Ponton, B.Comm, CIP, CRM
Charles Taylor Adjusting

Greg Smith, MBA, FCIP, CRM
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Gillian Van Kempen, BA (Hons), FCIP, CRM, CAIB
Best Buy Witty Insurance Brokers

CIP Society Symposium Sub-Committee

Greg Smith, MBA, FCIP, CRM
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Elizabeth Adamson, FCIP, CRM
March Canada

Jason Arbuckle, FCIP
General Reinsurance Corporation

Scott Crone
The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

Carol Gobin-Hurtado, CIP
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.

Bruce Palmer, MBA, FCIP, CRM
Ontario Medical Association Insurance

Jaime Yoon, FCIP, CRM
Markel International

Learn more about the Committees and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Greater Toronto Area office:

Livia Tersigni - Manager
18 King Street East, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4
(t) 416-362-8586 (e) GTAmail@insuranceinstitute.ca