The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in the Hamilton/Niagara 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:

Council Members 

Executive Committee

Jennifer L. Hamu, B.Soc., CIP, CRM
Travelers Canada

Past Chair
Victoria Hanson, BA, RVP, RRP, CVP, CRM, ACS, CIP
Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc.

Vice Chair Professional
Sebastian Rybarczyk, CIP
The Co-operators

Vice Chair Academic
Toni-Marie Hutton, CIP
Gore Mutual  

Lori Pardiac, CIP, CRM
Aviva Insurance Company of Canada

College Connection
Jorge Bettencourt, FCIP
Mohawk College

April Ravarra, FCIP, CRM
Gore Mutual

Keith Dyson, BA., CIP
Desjardins General Insurance Group

Dino Mustafa, BA, FCIP, CTDP, CRM, RIBO
My Insurance Brokers

Denise Thorkildsen, CIP
Erie Mutual

Amelia Fehrman, CIP
Desjardins General Ins. Group

John Gauthier, CIP
Old Republic Ins. Co. of Canada

Anette Palalas, CIP
Humber College 

Violet Whitehouse, CAIB, CIP
Honourary Member, Retired

IBAH Representative
Kathy Clayborne, CIP
Young's Insurance

Customer Relationship Manager
Peter Barlow, BBA (Hons), FCIP, CRM

Chapter Manager
Bonnie Atkinson, FCIP, CIM, CRM
Manager, Hamilton/Niagara Chapter

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

Bonnie Atkinson, FCIP, CIM, CRM
CIP Program-GTA, Manager
Manager, Hamilton/Niagara Chapter
163 Centennial Parkway North., Suite 200, Hamilton, ON, L8E 1H8
(t) 905-662-0197 (e)