About the Council

The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in Northern Alberta 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 Institute for more information on the Council and other volunteer opportunities: IINAmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

Council Members

Executive Committee

Ingrid Butler-Sieben, FCIP
Aviva Canada Inc.

Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer
Shelora Lopez, CIP
The Co-Operators

Vice President – Academic Division
Nicholas Fonseca, MBA, BSB, CIP

Vice President – Professional Division
Brian Gallimore, CIP
Peace Hills General Insurance

Past President
Ryan Yarmuch, FCIP
SGI Canada

Seminars Committee

Thomas Messick, CIP
Central Agencies

Mark Lyrette, CIP
Lloyd Sadd Insurance

Committee Member
Karen Bushie, CIP

Kelly Parrott, CIP


Education Committee

Bonnie Kluthe, FCIP
First Acre Insurance

Lillianna Chalifoux, CIP
Wawanesa Insurance



Jennifer Marsh, FCIP
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Brandi Sykes, CIP
InsureLine Brokers


Nicholas Fonseca, MBA, BSB, CIP

Thomas Hammell, CIP
Bird Construction

Phillip McDougall
SGI Canada

Shamair Turner
Staples Canada

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

Nicole McMillan, CIP
204, 10109 - 106 Street, NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7
(t) 780-424-1268 (e) IINAmail@insuranceinstitute.ca