About the Council

The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in the Ottawa region through education, professional development and personal growth. All council members generously give their time, expertise, skills and knowledge. These volunteers provide strategic direction 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 elected to the Council.

Council Members 

Executive Committee

Chapter Chair
Lisa Vetter, CIP
Smith Petrie Carr & Scott Insurance Brokers

Vice Chair - Professionals
Rejean Venne, CIP, CRM
Wynward Insurance Group

Vice Chair - Academic
Woody Lee, FCIP, CRM
Intact Insurance

Susan Farrell, FCIP, CAIB, CRM
RiskBalance Inc.

Past Chair
Corinne McIntosh, CIP, CRM
ENCON Group Inc.


Paul Allen, CIP

Christina Foster, CIP, CAIB
Marsh Canada Ltd.

Michael Karam, CIP
Economical Insurance

Diane Minkhorst, CIP
Grenville Mutual Insurance

Michael Paczek, FCIP, CRM
The Commonwell Mutual

Derrick Roberts, CIP
Aviva Canada Inc.

Greg Strahl, CIP
Palladium Insurance Group

Isabelle Tanguay, CIP
ClaimsPro Inc.

Melanie Wallace, CIP
Desjardins General Insurance Group

Lijia Wang, CIP, CRM
Aon Risk Solutions

Learn more about the Council and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Chapter office: 
1335 Carling Avenue, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8N8
(t) 613-722-7870  (e) Ottawamail@insuranceinstitute.ca