About the IISA Governing Council

The volunteer Governing Council of the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta is responsible for furthering the Institute's mission of advancing the careers of insurance professionals 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 two-year mandate and other Committee roles for a one-year mandate. Only members in good standing can be elected to the Council.

The IISA Council also encourages the involvement of other interested individuals in a non-elected capacity. Called "Committee Invitees", these individuals also volunteer their time to assist with the various committee functions.

If you would like to make a difference and give back to the insurance industry, contact the Institute for more information on the Council and other volunteer opportunities: IISAmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

AGM 2017 - Elected Governing Council Members

Executive Committee

Nathalie Wright, CIP - The Co-operators

Vice President – Academic Division
Randy Fulton, CIP, CLA - Longdown EIC Risk Consulting

Vice President – Professionals Division
Kim Philps, CIP (Adv) 

Ken DeDecker, CIP, CRM - Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.

Past President

Education Committee

Co-Chair Tammy Lesnak, CIP - Toole Peet Insurance
Co-Chair Christa Cole, CIP - The Co-operators
Member Craig Johnson, FCIP - Sovereign General Insurance Co.
Member Brian Wiebe, CIP - Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.

Licensing Committee

Chair Stacey Lunt, CIP - Sharp Insurance
Member Philip Schuman, CIP, CRM 
Member Paul Miles, - Lundgren & Young Insurance Ltd.
Member Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk, - Western Financial Group
Member Janet Barriage, - Aviva Canada Inc.

Seminar (SEP & CIP) Committee 

Co-Chair  Thomas Ng, CIP, CRM, BSc, BA  - AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Co-Chair Darius Delon, FCIP - Independent Risk & Insurance Consultant
Member Keira McDonagh, BA - Aviva Canada Inc.
Member Nicole Haley, - Western Financial Group

Career Connections Committee

Chair Donna Rongavilla, FCIP, CRM, CIM -  The Co-operators

Special Events Committee

Member Philip Schuman, CIP, CRM


Lethbridge Champion
Robin Mills, CIP, CIOP - Alberta Motor Association Insurance Co.

Medicine Hat Champion
Don Tetrault, CIP HCRI - TMD Adjusters

Red Deer Champion
Dave Latham, BA, FCIP - Central Alberta Adjusters

In addition to our elected Governing Council as detailed above, a number of additional industry professionals volunteer their time as Committee Invitees (non-elected and non-voting) to further the efforts of the Institute.  Below is a listing of Committee Invitees as at June 16, 2017. If you are interested in becoming a Committee Invitee, please let us know at any time!

Committee Invitees (non-elected and non-voting)

Alissa Stewart, CIP - Toole Peet Insurance
Brian Thompson, CIP
Carson Cook, CIP - Travelers Canada
Christine Olenick, FCIP - Intact Insurance Co.
Crystal Lidgren, FCIP - DAS Legal Protection Insurance
Dave Latham, BA, FCIP - Central Alberta Adjusters
Derek James, CIP - Sovereign General
Don Tetrault, CIP, HCRI - TMD Adjusters
Donna Rongavilla, FCIP - The Co-operators
Fannie Au, FCIP - Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.
Janette Kaminski - Platinum Insurance Inc.
Keith McCullagh, FCIP - Economical Insurance
Kym MacFarlane, - Intact Insurance Co.
Samantha Millar, CIP - Rogers Insurance Ltd.
Scott Dale, BA, CIP - Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
Skip McHardy - CRU Group
Trina Kurtos, CIP - Alberta Motor Association Insurance Co.
Yvonne Ladouceur,CIP - Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Co.

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

Seti Mazaheri, BA, CIP  IISA Manager 
(t) 403-266-3427 (e) smazaheri@insuranceinstitute.ca