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Katie Dontsos

Audit Coordinator

Katie brings to A.M. Associates over 14 years of experience in the Property/Casualty insurance industry, including but not limited to her work as an underwriter for a multinational firm.  Katie joined A.M. Associates in 2016 and became the Audit Coordinator in 2018.

E. kdontsos@amassociates.ca

Barbara Murray


When Barbara joined the editorial team at A.M. Associates in 2009, she had 25 years of experience as a writer and editor, along with a history of entrepreneurship, most recently as the owner/creator of a clothing and gift-product business. Barbara has held progressively more senior positions over her years with A.M. Associates and became the director in late 2015.

E. bmurray@amassociates.ca

Senior Consultants

Senior Consultants

Elaine Collier

Senior Consultant  | Auditor in charge of Training and Technical Advice

Elaine brings to the role over 30 years of broad-based Property/Casualty experience in the Canadian marketplace. During that time, she has been involved in primary, reinsurance and run-off business from a front-line underwriting perspective to various senior management roles. Elaine is bilingual in French and English.

Neil Bishop

Senior Consultant

Neil Bishop has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian Property/Casualty industry. He has held progressively senior front-line, management and executive roles with both national insurers and smaller regional companies. His expertise spans the areas of commercial and personal underwriting, claims, marketing, loss control and training.

Len Bosch

Senior Consultant

Len began his work life as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before making the leap into the insurance industry.  His 30-plus years of experience in claims and underwriting span positions from underwriter to manager across a diverse portfolio.

Barry Cross

Senior Consultant

Barry brings to A.M. Associates over 30 years of experience in property and casualty underwriting.  His background ranges from supervising new product marketing, to specializing in loss control, to working as an underwriting manager in charge of a large division.  Barry is bilingual in French and English.

Allison Murray

Senior Consultant

In 2003, Allison left her job as an executive of a Canadian insurance firm to launch A.M. Associates Insurance Services Ltd.  The small Canadian auditing firm steadily grew over the years from a team of one (Allison) to a team of more than ten auditors and three administrators.  While the business has changed ownership twice since 2010, Allison remains involved in both underwriting and claims audits.  Allison is bilingual in French and English.

Janice Poneta

Senior Consultant

Janice brings to A.M. Associates 30-plus years in insurance and reinsurance claims management.  She has held senior managerial and executive positions, and has been tasked with coaching claims teams, examining complex property and recovery claims, and establishing claims audit and quality assurance programs.

Walter Sliva

Senior Consultant

Walter has over 35 years in a career in Property & Casualty Insurance Claims, including roles with several Canadian reinsurers. His career includes extensive audit programs with Canadian, US and Caribbean insurers, and involvement in many of major Canadian catastrophes such as the Quebec Ice Storm and the Fort McMurray Forest Fire.