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 2020 - Governing Council Members

Executive Committee

Randy Fulton, CIP, CLA - Longdown EIC Risk Consulting

Vice President – Academic Division
Christa Cole, CIP - The Co-operators 

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

Anastasia (Stacey) Dubois, RPT, CIP - Sharp Insurance  

Past President
Nathalie Wright, ACIP - The Co-operators 

Education Committee

Co-Chair Craig Johnson, FCIP, B.Ed, CRM - Sovereign General Insurance Co.
Co-Chair Lanny Hoang, BA, BMgt,CIP  - Travelers Canada
Member Janet Barriage, BA, CIP - Underwriting Solutions LP 
Member Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk, - Western Financial Group

Licensing Committee

Chair Anastasia (Stacey) Dubois, RPT, CIP - Sharp Insurance
Member Sandra St.Jules, CIP 
Member Kay Mbaso,  - CIP, CAIB - Westland Insurance
Member Heather McKim, CIP - Toole Peet Insurance

Seminar Committee 

Co-Chair  Mark Petrowich, BA, FCIP, CRM - Intact Insurance 
Co-Chair Keira McDonagh, BA, CIP - Underwriting Solutions LP
Member Ken De Decker, CIP, CRM - Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.

Special Events Committee

Co-Chair Christa Cole, CIP - The Co-operators 
Co-Chair Anastasia (Stacey) Dubois, RPT, CIP - Sharp Insurance 
Member Anthony Lim, BA, FCIP, CRM - Peace Hills Insurance
Member Tarek Younan -Link Insurance Agency Ltd.

Symposium Committee

Co-Chair Anastasia (Stacey) Dubois, RPT, CIP - Sharp Insurance
Co-Chair Kym MacFarlane - Intact Insurance
Member Anthony Lim, BA, FCIP, CRM - Peace Hills Insurance
Member Travis Wadham, CIP - Hub International
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)

Michael Blackman, BSc, MBA, CIP, CRM - Accountancy Insurance
Rebecca Collins, CIP - Travelers Canada 
George Cooper, CIP - Insurance Learning Specialist
Daniel Etsaghara, BS.c.(Hons), CIP , CRM - Litwiniuk and Company
Amy Findlay, BS.c.(Hons), FCIP , CRM - Sovereign
Cheryl Hathaway, CIP - Westland Insurance
Trina Kurtos, CIP - Aviva
Michael Moorman, CIP - Charles Taylor Adjusting
George Payson, CIP -Iriss Risk
Kim Philps, ACIP - Wawanesa
Akeem Robin - Sharp Insurance
Crystal Tobin, FCIP  - City of Calgary 

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