Meet the AssessMed Team
Don is proud to lead the AssessMed team as President. Don has over 30 years of experience within the insurance industry. He has worked within the insurance industry most of his adult professional life. Don began his insurance career as a telephone adjuster for Markel Insurance back in 1988. During his lengthy career within the insurance sector, Don has worked as an all-lines independent adjuster, a senior AB field rep for a large Canadian insurer and as the lead adjuster of a Special Investigations Unit that primarily dealt with arson cases and staged car accidents. In the past 15 years, Don has managed three different nationally recognized IME companies.
Don’s many years of experience in the insurance industry have significantly enhanced AssessMed’s customer service model and enabled the business to operate on a strong national platform. Don relies upon his diversified background within the insurance industry to mandate a superior vendor services platform; one that is customized for each individual client and that is predicated on his extensive knowledge of the inner workings of a claims department.
Tia plays a key strategic role leading the Canadian-owned operations of AssessMed. With more than 20 years of senior operations management experience, Tia has worked with some of North America’s leading IME companies. She has an in-depth understanding of IME business analytics as well as the various legislative landscapes across Canada. Tia has successfully led several large scale initiatives including national workforce management and process improvements, new technology implementations and organizational accreditations. Her business savvy and commitment to excellence combined with her ability to develop high performing teams is supported by a Diploma in Medical Business Administration from George Brown and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Ryerson University. Tia is a Six Sigma Green belt and a Surveyor for CARF International in the discipline of Medical Rehabilitation Accreditation.
Tia is a proud member of the AssessMed leadership team. She is also passionate about the needs of children, families & hunger, she actively supports charitable organizations that champion these causes. Tia is bilingual in English and French and enjoys baking, cycling and traveling in her spare time.
Colin is a proud member of the AssessMed senior management team and has worked in a Director/VP role covering both sales and operation for over 25 years. Prior to joining AssessMed, Colin was a Branch Manager for over 10 years in the Canadian banking industry.
As the National Vice President of Business Development, Colin’s vast experience allows him to support client needs from both a business development and operational perspective. Colin excels when supporting clients in the market segments of Accident Benefits, Catastrophic claims, Tort claims, Employer and Life & Health Disability claims. Colin consistently seeks out the client’s best interest, and regards customer satisfaction as his foremost priority. He has a proven track record of following the motto “the customer is always right” and this has led to a high level of customer retention over the years.
Brad graduated from the University of Windsor in 2009 after completing his Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics with a Movement Science Major. He has earned a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of New Brunswick. Brad has been working in the IME industry since 2010 and he has quickly climbed the ranks of the organization through a highly customer centric approach to business development. His special interests include accident benefits (CAT cases) plaintiff and defence medical-legal cases and medical malpractice files.
Using his clinical background and wealth of industry experience, Brad assists clients across the insurance and medico-legal industries in obtaining highly credible, defensible, and unbiased reports and opinions from AssessMed’s Canada-wide network of experienced medical specialists.