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Andrew J. Grayson, Partner, REGAN DESJARDINS LLP

HOW INSURERS CAN RECOGNIZE AND FIGHT AGAINST ADDRESS FRAUD: 2018 FRAUD FORUM

Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts with distinction, in Honours History and Political Science, in 1997 from the University of Western Ontario–King’s College. Andrew graduated with an LLB, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa–Baccalaureate of Laws in 2000. Andrew started as an associate with the firm since his call to the Bar in 2002. Andrew became a partner in 2013. Andrew’s practice is primarily civil litigation, specializing in insurance defence litigation. His files include personal injury, property damage, subrogated claims, coverage issues and fraudulent claims. Andrew has attended on numerous motions, examinations for discovery, pre-trial conferences, mediation and examinations under oath. He has been co-counsel for jury trials. Andrew has attended at the Small Claims Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Divisional Court and The Ontario Court of Appeal. Since November 2014, Andrew has been the voluntary legal counsel for the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units. Andrew has lectured in various areas of insurance law and in particular, the handling of special investigations including the use of examinations under oath.


Ben Kosic, President & CEO-CANATICS

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER – INTRODUCTION TO CANATICS, FRAUD ANALYTICS & PRIVACY: 2015 FRAUD FORUM

Ben Kosic has more than 20 years of experience running large projects in management and information technology across a diverse range of sectors, including insurance, insurance fraud, IT, health and pensions. During this time, he has consistently delivered effective, real-world solutions for organizations, including in the areas of data analytics and business intelligence. His past roles include: Partner and Business Intelligence Practice Lead with KPMG Canada, and Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Chartwell IRM Inc. He is a results-oriented leader with a track record of driving growth and excellence in delivery. Prior to the launch of CANATICS’ operations, Mr. Kosic was awarded the “Privacy by Design (PbD) Ambassador” status, an international recognition signifying that CANATICS’ approach to privacy goes beyond compliance with Canadian privacy laws. By training, Mr. Kosic is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).


Bob Gutwein, C.F.E., VP, Sales & Operations. – Accident Support Services International Ltd.

ADVANCEMENTS IN COLLISION REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION TOOLS – 2013 FRAUD FORUM

Bob joined ASSI in Sept. 2000. ASSI Ltd. operates 27 successful Collision Reporting Centers at various locations in Ontario and Alberta and is under contract to over 50 police services in Canada. Bob previously spent 30 years in the insurance industry, and managed claims offices in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Hamilton before coming to Toronto. Highlights include leading the insurance investigation of the largest fraud/arson ring in Manitoba history and pioneering mediation as a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the insurance industry. Bob also planned, implemented and managed the Investigation Services Unit for a major insurer. Bob has been in the insurance industry serving in various insurance industry professional organizations including, Insurance Adjusters Assoc., ACFE, CASIU, and Canadian Insurance Claims Management Assoc., where he served as President of the Manitoba Chapter. Bob is a member of the IACP, SACOP, focusing on officer safety internationally.


Brandon Love

KEYNOTE: UNSTICKING MINDS –  FRAUD FORUM – 2016

Brandon Love is a magician, speaker, and coach. He helps people un-stick their minds to become more creative and achieve the impossible. Combining his unique blend of awe-inspiring entertainment with experience-derived insights, Brandon creates an audience experience you won’t soon forget. He is a certified teacher, hypnotist, and author, having recently published his first book, a guide to becoming fearlessly creative. He also really loves potato chips. Learn more at www.brandonlovemagic.com


Detective Constable Warren Blumer – Toronto Police Service

OPEN SOURCE – USING THE INTERNET & SOCIAL NETWORKS IN INVESTIGATIONS: 2018 FRAUD FORUM

Detective Constable Warren Bulmer has been a member of the Toronto Police Service since 1990. Detective Constable Bulmer’s policing career has been predominantly spent within the field of criminal investigation including a total of 15 years assigned to Financial Crimes, Major Crime, Fugitive Squad and the Child Exploitation Section of the Sex Crimes Unit. Detective Constable Bulmer is an International instructor in the area of computer facilitated crime having lectured over 5000 Judges, Prosecutors and Police from 39 different countries to date. Detective Constable Bulmer has taught at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, the Canadian Police College, the Ontario Police College and the Toronto Police College. He has also testified in court as an expert in various capacities relating to digital evidence including most recently as an expert in Facebook. For over the past 8 years, Detective Constable Bulmer has specialized in the area in Social Networks and is called upon by Police all over Canada to teach how law enforcement can balance the right to investigate with the protections afforded to citizens under the Charter. Warren is a published writer of many articles and a contributing author to a book entitled “EVIDENCE AND INVESTIGATION: FROM THE CRIME SCENE TO THE COURTROOM.”


Dr. Duncan A. Scott, B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P.

HEALTHCARE ANTI-FRAUD POLICY IN CANADA – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

Dr. Duncan A. Scott graduated with his Honours degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University and School of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Upon his graduation in Psychiatry, Dr. Scott become the owner and CEO of an 18 bed psychiatric hospital, the Institute of Psychotherapy for 12 years.  He is currently Deputy Chief of Psychiatry at Queen’s University in Kingston and holds two appointments, firstly as Medical Director/Bed Manager of the 34 in patient unit at Hotel Dieu Hospital    and secondly he is Acting Head of Psychiatry at Providence Care. He also is a staff psychiatrist for the Forensic Unit at         Providence Care, Mental Health Services, a psychiatric consultant with the Government of Ontario at Quinte Detention Centre and is under contract with the federal government at the Correctional Services of Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Immigration Holding Centre in Bath, Ontario and Warkworth Institution. He has been working in the correctional system, provincial and/or federal since 1987 and served on both the Senior Health Advisory Board and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (Ministry of Corrections of Public Safety and Security). He is also the psychiatric consultant for Empire Life Insurance Canada, is an Independent Expert Reviewer with the Ontario Ministry of Health, provides consultation to the Workers Compensation Board (non-economic loss) and contributes third party psychiatric assessments for a variety of corporate clients.


Dr. Michel Lacerte MDCM, M.Sc., FRCPC, CCRC, DESS

HEALTHCARE ANTI-FRAUD POLICY IN CANADA – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

Dr. Michel Lacerte is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,  certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lacerte graduated in Medicine from McGill University in Montréal in 1983 and pursued his PM&R specialty training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He then completed a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from  the University of Washington in Seattle. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry; and Associate Director of the Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise Diploma Program at the Université de Montréal. He currently serves on the Canadian Chapter Board of Directors of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. He is the founder of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators. In 1990, he spearheaded the development of the Ontario Workers’ Compensation Board’s Non-Economic   Loss Evaluation Training Program and was responsible for the training of the Ontario WCB of physicians performing Non-Economic Loss (NEL) medical assessments. In 2012, he was part of the American consultation team to review the WSIB Permanent Impairment internal process. He is on the faculty of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.


Garry Robertson, CFE, National Director of Investigations – IBC

CARGO CRIME IN CANADA – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

A former police officer with the Peel Regional Police Service, Garry’s areas of expertise included advanced fraud and auto theft investigations. He was the officer in charge of the case management office during the Askov period and represented the police on the judicial committee.  He started as a special constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. After leaving the police force, Garry was a partner in a private investigation company which  focused on organized insurance and corporate fraud investigations. As National Director of investigations, Garry is responsible for the oversight of auto theft investigations across Canada, including vehicle recovery, vehicle identification and the Nations Ports. He also oversees the organized injury rings team and their major insurance crime files. Since joining IBC in 2002, he has been instrumental in developing and promoting new case management and link analysis programs to enable investigators to maintain case files and develop investigative briefs and intelligence. Garry holds a Certified Fraud Examiner designation (CFE) and is a member of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. He is the former co-chair of the Canadian Chiefs of Police Private Sector liaison committee and represents IBC on the North American Export Committee.


Gavin Phillips, Regional Manager – Xpera

SPEAKER PANEL: INVESTIGATING AUTOMOTIVE FIRES AND STRUCTURAL FIRE LOSSES SECURITY AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: 2018 FRAUD FORUM

Gavin Philips is a regional manager at Xpera with oversight over research and field investigations throughout the Xpera Southwest Ontario division. During his 14 years with Xpera, Gavin has managed large-scale fraud, theft, subject location, and asset identification investigations for national, international, and multinational clients. He has developed investigative techniques and methodologies for open source intelligence gathering and analysis.


Gilbert Sharp – Partner – Fasken Martineau

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OPP/OHIP ANTI-FRAUD UNIT: MANDATE & OUTCOMES – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

Gilbert Sharpe is a partner in the Health Law Group. Gilbert, the former long-time Director of the Legal Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, brings invaluable experience from a distinguished 30-year career in legal practice and advisory roles. His background in public policy, private sector involvement and college regulatory work is a great asset to Fasken Martineau’s national Health Law Group. Through his involvement with the Ministry of Health since 1975, and associated work with numerous ministries and agencies of the Ontario government as well as federal departments, Gilbert has been involved continuously with important legal issues and policy matters affecting health care, including the development of legislation and policies to improve the health care system. As well, he has been an advocate for educational forums to promote ongoing and effective exchange of information related to new initiatives. Since leaving the Ontario government, Gilbert has continued to work on numerous health law and policy matters for various clients, both in the private and public sectors. Gilbert holds several professorships (Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto) as well as other positions including President of the Canadian Institute of Law and Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Health Law in Canada.


Gillian Slaughter, LL.B., MBA.

HEALTHCARE ANTI-FRAUD POLICY IN CANADA – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

In her role as Manager, Investigations & Resolutions at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, Gillian manages all aspects of complaints, reports and inquiries received by the College. She also manages all discipline and fitness to practise proceedings. Formerly a litigator in private practice, Gillian regularly appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as before regulated health colleges on behalf of her clients.


Gordon Rasbach, Vice President of Fraud Management for Aviva Canada

REQUIRED COMPONENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL INSURANCE INDUSTRY FRAUD MANAGEMENT MODEL: 2018 FRAUD FORUM

The Vice President of Fraud Management for Aviva Canada. Based in Toronto, he designed and implemented an integrated fraud management model and currently leads a team of 50 investigators who manage claim fraud, policy fraud, supplier fraud, broker fraud and corporate fraud across Canada. He is also currently responsible for the Property Claims business across Canada with 240 adjusters in all provinces. In December 2014, Gordon was appointed the Global Fraud Management Leader for Aviva’s property and casualty insurance businesses in France, U.K., Ireland, Italy, and Poland, a role he held until August 2016. In this role, his team designed a new global fraud management strategy and model, including a fraud data and technology strategy. He is often a fraud management and fraud technology strategy speaker at insurance fraud and analytics conferences in Europe and North America. Under Gordon’s leadership, Aviva Canada became the first Canadian insurer to conduct undercover sting operations against service suppliers to the insurance industry. From 2001 to 2012, Gordon held other executive business leadership roles across all Canadian claims business lines, including automobile injury and damage, commercial underwriting and led the transformation of Aviva Canada’s Personal Lines Underwriting business. In 2016 and 2017, Gordon headed Aviva Trial Lawyers, Aviva Canada’s internal law firm. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Gordon was a police officer in Toronto for 18 years. For 12 years, he was a criminal detective specialized in interviewing and investigative strategy, subjects which he taught part-time at key police colleges in Canada.


Hartley Ellis, RSE

REGULATION, COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TRADES: 2018 FRAUD FORUM

Hartley Ellis began his career at the Ontario College of Trades as a Compliance and Enforcement Officer in 2013. Mr. Ellis studied at Centennial College in Toronto, and obtained his Certificate of Qualification as an Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer in 2004. He has served as an instructor in Centennial’s Auto Body Repair Technician program since 2008. Mr. Ellis is a long-time supporter of Skills Canada and its annual skills competitions, having qualified to compete at the competition from 2002 to 2004, and having served as Co-Chair of the Auto Body Competition since 2011.


James Egner

THE STATE OF INSURANCE FRAUD:  RESULTS FROM A 5-YEAR TREND STUDY – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

James Egner has worked in the Insurance Industry for a total of 25 years as a SIU Investigator, Field Information Analyst, Supervisor and Director. He is currently employed as a SIU Major Case Unit Medical Investigator at Farmers Insurance Group. He has conducted many insurance fraud training seminars nationwide including the upcoming IASIU Seminar in Greenboro, NC, where he will present a case study on medical provider investigations. He also holds a FCLS designation and is an Officer of NYS Chapter of IASIU and a Board Member the NY Anti Car Theft and Fraud Association.


Joel Alleyne – Executive Director – Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association

UNDERSTANDING THE CANADIAN HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND ITS FRAUD CHALLENGES – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

Joel Alleyne is the Executive Director for the Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association. He has worked with this organization for the last fifteen years in a leadership and strategy role. Over the years, Joel has worked with the insurance and health care industries in Canada and the United States. Mr. Alleyne has also worked in Management Consulting in the health care and insurance industry for over thirty years across the America and Europe. He has worked across the continuum of care – from solo practitioner offices to acute and ambulatory care facilities, laboratories, hospitals, long term care facilities, several Ministries of Health, and health care/funding and management organizations. He is also faculty with University of Toronto.


Joseph E. Stephenson

FREE FROM THE INTERNET – A GUIDE TO ONLINE INVESTIGATIONS – 2016 FRAUD FORUM

Joe Stephenson is the Director of SIU for an international insurance provider specializing in classic vehicle theft & claim investigations. He has been in the insurance industry for 10 years, handling a variety of personal and commercial line claims from workers compensation to entertainment based claims. He is a licensed private investigator in California, a certified insurance fraud investigator (CIFI), the President of the New England Chapter of IASIU, and a board member of Northeast IAATI.

Prior to starting his insurance career, Joe retired as a police officer in the State of Maine and had operated his own accident reconstruction consulting business for several years. Joe lectures to various groups regarding the abundance of free information available online and the benefits of turning first to the Internet as a main source of research. If you would like to reach Joe, you are invited to connect with him via LinkedIn.


Kelly Bramwell, Professor at Mohawk College

INTERVIEWING AND INVESTIGATION – FRAUD FORUM 2016

Kelly is presently a Professor, Police Foundation at Mohawk College. Previously she was a professor, Police Foundation at Sheridan College. Kelly was a Police Officer of 12 years with the Hamilton Police Service in the areas of Domestic Violence Investigator, Training Officer, Patrol, Detective Constable in the Drug Office, Undercover Officer, Retroactive DNA Warrant Writer and more. She has a BA McMaster University, BRLS hons. Brock University and MSc. Criminal Justice Administration. Her Master’s Thesis: Bullying, Psychological and Sexual Harassment in Policing.


Kerry G. Watkins, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., LL.M

INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES –  FRAUD FORUM – 2016

Kerry G. Watkins has worked for the Toronto Police Service for the past 28 years. He has spent the majority of his career in specialized units where he has investigated a wide range of matters including police corruption, corporate fraud and homicide. He has served as a witness in numerous criminal trials, and has received awards for investigative excellence. Kerry currently works at the Toronto Police College where he specializes in investigative training; in particular, investigative interviewing, an area in which he has extensive experience and is a recognized subject matter expert. He is principal author of the widely used texts Interviewing and Investigation (2nd Ed.) (2011); and Evidence and Investigation: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom (2013) published by Emond. Kerry has also written about interviewing issues in law enforcement magazines, and in legal and academic journals and books.

Kerry holds a Bachelors degree in psychology and criminology, and a Masters degree in criminology both from the University of Toronto; and a Master of Laws degree (Criminal law & procedure) from Osgoode Hall Law School. He frequently serves as a panelist in continuing education events for investigative and legal professionals, including: defence counsel, crown attorneys, judges, police of?cers, and government and private sector investigators. Kerry believes in the need to integrate the results of scienti?c research into investigative practice; and is a strong proponent of continuing education for investigative professionals. Kerry brings a unique combination of practical experience, and academic rigour to the teaching of investigative interviewing which ensures that students receive both theoretical and practical value from their training.


Kevin J. Ripa – Computer Evidence Recovery Inc.

THREE ONLINE TRICKS YOU NEED TO KNOW – 2013 FRAUD FORUM

Kevin is the owner of Computer Evidence Recovery Inc., in Calgary Alberta and Past President of Alberta Association of Private Investigators. He is also the Director of Computer Forensics for ASG Investigations headquartered in Detroit, MI. Mr. Ripa, is a former member, in various capacities, of the Department of National Defence serving in both foreign and domestic postings. He is now providing superior service to various levels of government,law enforcement, and Fortune 500 companies, and has assisted in sensitive investigations around the world. Mr. Ripa is a respected and sought after individual within the investigative industry throughout North America for his expertise in Information Technology Investigations, and has been called upon to testify as an expert witness on many occasions over the past 20 years. As well, he has been involved in numerous complex cyber-forensics investigations. Mr. Ripa is an EnCase Certified Examiner, and a Windows Advanced Certified Forensics Examiner, and serves on the boards of the Alberta Association of Private Investigators, The International Intelligence Network, and the Canadian Association of Private Investigators.


Mazen J. Habash

BEST PRACTICES FOR SCENE AND EVIDENCE PRESERVATION AT FIRE LOSSES: 2015 Fraud Forum

Mazen is president of Origin and Cause and specializes in fire investigation, electrical and electronic failures, produce liability and alarm system analysis. With over 28 years of experience in the industry, he has performed over 3,000 fire, product liability and alarm system investigations. Mazen is a licensed professional engineer and designated consulting engineer, and is qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts in three provinces. He is also certified at two levels by the Canadian Alarm and Security Association as an alarm technician.


Megan Petrie – Assistant Crown Attorney

PROJECT GREENLIGHT: PROSECUTING THOSE WHO CRASH FOR CASH

Megan Petrie was called to the bar in 1999 and practised civil litigation until joining the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in 2001.  As an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Scarborough Crown’s Office for the past 13 years, she has prosecuted all manner of crimes in one of Toronto’s busiest criminal jurisdictions. From 2008 until 2012, she and co-counsel Jackie Garrity had carriage of a large staged-collision prosecution dubbed “Project Greenlight”, that began as IBC Project 92. The case involved an organized crime ring committing fraud and conspiracy by staging car crashes for profit. What began as an investigation into a single case of a suspected staged collision mushroomed into an investigation charging twenty-nine accused with conspiracy to commit fraud among other offences in relation to twelve alleged staged car crashes.


Michael Jenkins, B.E.Sc., P.Eng

PANEL DISCUSSION: CURRENT ISSUES IN RECONSTRUCTION REPORTS: 2015 Fraud Forum

Michael is the President and founder of Impact Forensics Inc. and brings over 15 years of automotive safety engineering, crash testing, and development experience, including over 9 years of forensic engineering experience. Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer, a member of the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists (CATAIR), and the Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units (CASIU). He has been qualified to give expert evidence in the field of Accident Reconstruction in the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice for both Civil and Criminal matters and before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO). He has also been qualified to give expert evidence in the fields of Black Box Technology and Automotive Mechanical Fitness in the Ontario Court of Justice.


Michael Skiba

THE STATE OF INSURANCE FRAUD:  RESULTS FROM A 5-YEAR TREND STUDY – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

Michael Skiba has worked in the insurance fraud industry for 20 years; holding SIU investigator, analyst, and management positions. He is currently employed in the Special Investigations Unit at Interboro/AutoOne Insurance. He has been teaching for 10 years as a professor specializing in white collar and economic crimes. He is an international speaker and regular publisher on the topic of insurance fraud. He holds an MBA and a PhD with a concentration on insurance fraud. He is also the President of the NY Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigative Units.


Michelle Bradley, P.Eng., CFEI, CVFI – Origin and Cause Inc.,

RED FLAGS OF ARSON IN VEHICLE FIRES – 2013 FRAUD FORUM

Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Windsor and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. Her work experience includes Equipment Engineer for Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, as well as Test/Manufacturing Engineer for Ford Motor Company in Windsor. Michelle has been with OCI for over 10 years conducting investigations involving mechanical engineering related failures such as vehicle fires (from cars to transport trucks), large and small equipment fires, appliance failures resulting in floods or fires, and mechanical assessments (e.g. safes from alleged B&E’s). She has been accepted as an expert witness in Civil Court in the Province of Ontario.


Raffi Engeian, B.A.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng.

PANEL DISCUSSION: CURRENT ISSUES IN RECONSTRUCTION REPORTS: 2015 Fraud Forum

Raffi graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Business Administration. He began his career spending several years designing and developing seat lumbar supports for a variety of automobile manufacturers. Since 2007, Raffi has focused on motor vehicle collision reconstruction and fraud investigations. He received his Professional Engineer designation in 2009. He has been a forensic engineer in the Collision Reconstruction Group at Giffin Koerth since June of 2013. Raffi has investigated hundreds of collisions involving automobiles, cyclists, pedestrians, off-road and commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. He has also investigated vehicle damage with respect to alleged collision circumstances. Raffi is qualified as an expert witness in Accident Reconstruction in the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Arbitrations and in the Ontario Court of Justice.


Richard Dubin, VP, Investigative Services – IBC

ORGANIZED CRIME AND MEDICAL CLINICS – NEW YORK – 2013 FRAUD FORUM

Rick has over 30 years of claims experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. Joining IBC in 2000, Rick leads a countrywide group of 50 investigators and investigative assistants on preventing, detecting and investigating organized crime on behalf of IBC’s members. Rick and his team focus on government relations and fostering partnerships in an effort to change the legislative landscape to prevent the ease with which insurance crimes are committed. Rick and his team successfully advocated for the passing of federal Bill S-9, the Tackling Auto Theft and Property Crime Act, making auto theft an offence with harsher penalties and allowing for an increased law enforcement presence at major ports to stop the exportation of stolen vehicles. Rick also served on the Ontario Anti-Fraud Working Group regarding prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement to support further auto reform. Rick has a law degree from the University of Ottawa and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. A member of the (CICMA) and former member of Board of Directors for (CASIU), Rick taught at Continuing Education at George Brown College.


Richard Tillmann, Senior Manager of Corporate Policy and Issues Management

HEALTHCARE ANTI-FRAUD POLICY IN CANADA – 2014 FRAUD FORUM

Richard Tillmann graduated from Queen’s University  in 1982 and 1984 with degrees in Biology and Economics respectively. He joined the civil service in 1986 and began with the former Ontario Insurance Commission in 1995. A certified mediator, Richard worked in the Dispute Resolution Group at the OIC for two years before becoming the Senior Manager of the Accident Benefits Analysis Unit from 1998 till 2001. During that tenure he oversaw the Designated Assessment Centre (DAC) system in Ontario and was the FSCO lead for the Minister’s appointed DAC committee which had representation from the insurance industry, the health care community and government. In 2001, Richard took on the role  of Senior Manager of the Corporate Policy and Issues Management Unit at FSCO. In addition to the leading several cross-sectoral initiatives Richard has always had the FSCO lead in coordination, development, implementation and operationalizing the Health Claims for Automobile Insurance (HCAI) system in Ontario.  Richard has been involved in this project from its inception to date and continues to play a very active role with the HCAI operational committee as well as the HCAI data report committee.


Rick Muir, CFE

RED FLAGS AND TRENDS: 2015 FRAUD FORUM

Past president of Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units, recently retired Senior Special Investigator, Desjardins General Insurance Group, The Personal & Certas Direct Insurance Companies of Canada. Following a distinguished career with the Ontario Provincial Police where he specialized in criminal investigations, Rick joined the Insurance Crime Prevention Bureau (ICPB) as a Special Agent. During his tenure with the ICPB Rick assisted with the analysis, investigation and coordinating of the first staged accident ring investigation (proven) in Canada. Rick has spent 18 years in the insurance industry, specializing in accident benefits and bodily injury fraud investigations.


Robert Garland, Director at ESM Global

SPEAKER PANEL: INVESTIGATING AUTOMOTIVE FIRES AND STRUCTURAL FIRE LOSSES SECURITY AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: 2018 FRAUD FORUM

Mr. Garland began his career as an account executive in the data and security division of AT&T Canada, where he consulted on communication infrastructure with executives at Fortune 500 companies. In 2001, he transitioned into the insurance industry, managing the marketing and sales departments of two insurance investigation firms. In 2004, Mr. Garland started and operated A.S.A.P. Secured Inc. and was instrumental in the over-all company growth. Mr. Garland has extensive experience in the security and investigation field, conducting and attending many seminars on scene security, fire investigation, property loss, loss prevention, risk mitigation and the legal issues that pertain to continuity of evidence. Mr. Garland is currently a Director at ESM Global where he continues to be a valuable asset in their security division and a valuable resource in the industry. Mr. Garland holds a valid security and PI licence.


Sam Kodsi, P.Eng. B.A.Sc.

PANEL DISCUSSION: CURRENT ISSUES IN RECONSTRUCTION REPORTS: 2015 Fraud Forum

Mr. Kodsi graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from McMaster University and is a registered Consulting Professional Engineer in Ontario. Mr. Kodsi has been active in automotive engineering safety since 1995 and has specialized in Accident Reconstruction since 1997. Mr. Kodsi has been involved in more than 4,000 technical investigations and has been the principal engineer in more than 3,000 reconstructions involving motor vehicle collisions and other personal injury incidents. Mr. Kodsi has been involved in peer reviewed research and testing and has been qualified to provide expert evidence in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Arbitrations more than 55 times.

 

CASIU members work together with Special Investigation Units (SIU) of Insurance Companies, Police, highly specialized trades such as Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Cause and Origin Specialists, Engineers, the Insurance Bureau of Canada and many more.