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 2021/2022 - Governing Council Members

Executive Committee

Christa Cole, CIP - The Co-operators

Vice President – Academic Division
Darius Delon, MBA, FCIP- Risk Management 101

Vice President – Professionals Division
Anthony Lim, BA, FCIP, CRM - Peace Hills Insurance

Heather McKim, CIP - Toole Peet Insurance  

Past President
Randy Fulton, CIP, CLA - Longdown EIC Risk Consulting 

Education Committee

Chair Janet Barriage, BA, CIP - Premier Group
Member  George Cooper, CIP, -Alberta Fire & Flood
Member  Hillaine McCaffrey, CIP, CRM - Rogers Insurance
Member Tracy Fulton, FCIP -The Co-operators

Licensing Committee

Chair Vacant 
Member Sandra St.Jules, CIP - Gallagher Energy Risk Services
Member Shannon Wheeliker,  - CAIB - Westland Insurance

Seminar Committee 

Chair  Mark Petrowich, BA, FCIP, CRM - Intact Insurance 
Member David Best, CIP - SGI Canada
Member Kim Philps, ACIP - Wawanesa
Member Ken De Decker, CIP, CRM - Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.

Special Events Committee

Chair Michael Moorman, CIP -ClaimsPro 
Member Darren Lohnes, BBA, FCIP, CRM - Avenue Living Asset Management

Symposium Committee

Co-Chair Darren Lohnes, BBA, FCIP, CRM - Avenue Living Asset Management
Co-Chair Kym MacFarlane - Intact Insurance
Member Ken De Decker, CIP, CRM - Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. 


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

Medicine Hat Champion

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 12, 2020. If you are interested in becoming a Committee Invitee, please let us know at any time!

Committee Invitees (non-elected and non-voting)

Daniel Etsaghara, BS.c.(Hons), CIP , CRM - Litwiniuk and Company
Jeremy Yip, CIP - CNA Canada
Kay Mbaso, CIP, CAIB - Westland Insurance
Michael Hurd, CIP, CRM - Sovereign General
Dylan Pinter-Findlay, CIP, CRM -Intact Insurance
Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk - Western Financial Group
Tarek Younan -Link Insurance
Jody Buchan, CIP - Intact Insurance
Larry Erhardt, BA, CIP  - Peace Hills Insurance 

Ex Officio (Post-Secondary Invitees)

Martin Halek, Ph.D. - University of Calgary
Crystal Samela, MBA - Bow Valley College 

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

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