May 2019

It’s that time of the year again when we get together for our annual seminar. We had a great turnout for the March speaker, Doctor Lawrence Humberstone, D.C., DABCC who talked about “Fighting Against Provider Fraud”. This was a hot topic and many questions were asked after the presentation. As always, we hope that you were able to bring back much good information from this presentation and tell those who were not able to attend what new information is being passed on regarding our daily battle against insurance fraud.

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, our seminar kicks off with a great line up of speakers. Our first presentation will focus on the use of how Police Body Camera Footage and License Plate Readers Can Fight Fraud, we will have Chris Allen, CIFI, AIC, INS and Detective Dave Rivera NYPD, (Ret.) who will present on these topics. This will be followed by Session 2, a presentation on Vendor Management, this topic will be presented by Katie Gall who is Special Investigations Unit Director of Operations, Training & Compliance, handling all lines of business with CNA, also presenting with Katie, will be Pat Burke the Chief Strategy Officer for The Robison Group. Our third presentation will be our featured speakers, “Operation Backlash” presented by Teena Barton of ICW Group, investigating Organized Criminal Activity involving Legal Provider Fraud, Specializes in the victimology of organized capping crimes. She will present with Sean O’Keefe a California Attorney, Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation for nearly 20 years. He represented over 12,000 injured workers. He was indicted in 2014 for accepting kickbacks from a private hospital in exchange for guiding surgical cases towards surgeons using the hospital. Finally, our final speakers will present on Recent Trends Involving Bodily Injury and Property Insurance Fraud Claims: Staying Ahead of the Curve. This topic will be presented by attorneys Rick Hammond and Erich Moch, from the law form of HeplerBroom LLC. We are very excited to have all of these presenters at our annual seminar and look forward to seeing you!  

This is YOUR Chapter and you have a dynamite Board serving you. I know that you all will continue to support the Chapter as we move ahead in the coming years and continue to grow and serve our members.  Thanks to all of you for all that you have done and will continue to do..

The Board asks that if you would like to recommend a training topic/speaker, please make your thoughts known to Chris Block, who is our Training Chair for the Chapter. His e-mail  It is with such suggestions in the past that our training has stayed on the mark for what the membership needs to be exposed to. The registration and breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 A.M. to 8 A.M. 

As a reminder, please mark your calendars for the meeting dates shown on the website so you are sure not to miss a meeting. Keep in mind that our bi-monthly meetings are held in January, March and November on the third Friday of the month, that the Annual Seminar is in May and the September Networking meeting to be announced.  The Board hopes to see all of our members at the meetings.

Thanks to ALL who make this Chapter the success that it has been and for your support as we go forward. It is YOUR involvement that makes this Chapter what it is.

As always,
David O’Carroll

If you would like to send David a personal note regarding this President’s Corner, feel free to email him