WILLIAM "BILL" ZACHRY
California Coalition on Workers' Compensation
Bill Zachry has a wealth of experience and has had a distinguished career in the insurance industry, serving as a Board Member for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, (Appointed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown), as a Board Member of the California Self-Insurers Security Fund, and a Senior Fellow of the Sedgwick Institute.
JAY BOBROWSKY, CIFI, FCLS
State Compensation Insurance Fraud
Mr. Bobrowsky is a Senior Vice President of Special Investigations for the State Compensation Insurance Fraud - CA (SCIF). He represents SCIF as an ex-officio voting member on the California Fraud Assessment Commission. Mr. Bobrowsky has been an active member of the Anti-Fraud Alliance (AFA) since 1995, and he is the current AFA President, and a prior AFA Board Member. He has over 25 years of diverse experience in insurance fraud and investigation services and some of his previous positions include: National SIU Program Manager for Pacific Specialty Insurance Company; Vice President of Operations, Western Region for GlobalOptions
(Investigations); Northern California SIU manager for Farmers Insurance; and founding member and Senior Special Investigations Manager for Esurance Insurance Company SIU. Mr. Bobrowsky also served in the Special Investigation Units (SIU) of Progressive Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance companies and he is a past president of the Western Auto Theft Investigators’ (WSATI) – Northern Chapter. At Liberty Mutual Insurance, he was awarded their highest honor, “the Chairman’s Award” for his work on a complex and high exposure worker’s compensation investigation. Mr. Bobrowsky is a frequent presenter on various aspects of the detection, investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud including worker’s compensation claims, personal automobile claims, and property claims.
As Director of Learning and Development, Steve leads the day-to-day events and development of field trainers. He is responsible for competent and quality-driven delivery of on-site and webinar training programs for internal staff, member organizations, and Law Enforcement. Previously, Steve was a special agent with NICB, responsible for conducting investigations involving auto theft, property and casualty, arson, worker’s compensation, and medical fraud as well as training law enforcement and insurance personnel. In the past, Steve has been in law enforcement directly or in support operations for over 30 years. His past assignments include computer and audio/video forensic and data analysis for the Department of State and Department of Defense. Steve also served as Assistant Director of the federal Recovery Operation Center in Washington DC, performing “big data” analysis in support of federal fraud investigations. Before that, Steve had been employed by the Washington State Patrol, where he spent most of his career as a detective specializing in major crime scene investigations, computer forensics, and criminal intelligence.
MICHAEL CHIRIATTI, JR
San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
Lead Deputy District Attorney Michael Chiriatti, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University in 1990, and his Juris Doctor, With Great Distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1995. He is currently licensed to practice law in the states of California, Nevada, Colorado, and Maryland.
After graduating from law school, Michael was a prosecutor in Northern Nevada. However, in 2004 he moved to the Inland Empire to work for the County San Bernardino. As Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Bernardino, his first assignment was in the juvenile division, where he prosecuted juveniles arrested for various felony and misdemeanor offenses. His current assignment is with the District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit, where he prosecutes a variety of cases involving claimant, premium and provider fraud. He has been a fraud prosecutor for the past 12 years and is the Lead Prosecutor of the Unit.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Michael was a member of California Governor Pete Wilson’s administration, running an environmental policy unit within Governor Wilson’s Office of Planning and Research.
ERIC HANSEN CPCU, SCLA
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Eric joined the insurance industry as a workers’ compensation claim handler where he learned claim handling and investigation and obtained the CPCU designation. After 8 years in Workers’ Compensation, he transferred to Special Investigations where he spent 10 years investigating personal and commercial line claims and earned the SCLA designation with emphasis in Fraud Investigations, Property, and Liability. Eric has been active in various investigative associations including the IASIU where he served as Treasurer and President of his local chapter. For the last 13 years he has had responsibilities leading investigative teams in the West and East and is currently leading a national team of provider fraud investigators.
Dennis Hosey is the 2nd Vice President of Travelers Investigative Services Nation Programs. Dennis is tasked with leadership of major case development and Partner Firm relationships. Dennis has been active within the anti-fraud industry for many years working with the National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association and Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership. Dennis is a former law enforcement officer and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been with Travelers for the past 23 years.
Orange County District Attorney’s Office
Shaddi Kamiabipour has worked for the County of Orange for over 24 years. She began her career as a deputy public defender in 1996 and was recruited to the Orange County District Attorney's office in 2000. Ms. Kamiabipour has successfully prosecuted a variety of criminal cases and has tried over 85 jury trials. Ms. Kamiabipour began prosecuting organized white-collar crimes in October of 2009. Although Ms. Kamiabipour has successfully prosecuted defendants who committed premium fraud, public works fraud and insider fraud, she is best known for her successful prosecution of medical providers who engage in organized multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Ms. Kamiabipour has prosecuted in excess of 60 defendants for committing over 500 million dollars in insurance fraud. Ms. Kamiabipour has received the following awards for her efforts in fraud prosecutions: Law Enforcement Officer Award of the year in 2016 from the International Association of Special Investigation Units and her office won the Multi-jurisdictional Investigative Excellence Award from the National Chapter of the same organization in 2016. She was recognized as the Prosecutor of the Year by the Employers Fraud Task force and the WeTip organization in 2016. In December of 2017, she received the award for Prosecutor of the Year from Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a national organization.
She is a frequent speaker at a number of fraud conferences including ones offered by the California District Attorneys Association, the Northern California Fraud Investigators Association, Southern California Fraud Investigators Association, and the Employers Fraud Task Force, to name a few. She also conducts training for law enforcement, employers and insurance companies on an ongoing basis.
MICHAEL STAHL, DC
Michael Stahl, DC graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s in science in Biology. He then matriculated to Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Since 1985 Dr. Stahl has maintained a private practice in Los Angeles. Dr. Stahl has been published extensively including the text, Ethical Perspectives: Sexual Boundary Issues and the Chiropractic Paradigm. He is also is one of the founders of the distance education Web site www.myicouse.com. He has consulted on civil, administrative and criminal cases involving healthcare providers.
Aaron Soline is a Director of Intelligence and Analytics at the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Prior to this, Aaron was a Strategic Analyst specializing in organized fraud groups and vehicle investigations. Aaron previously worked in contract security, managing services for multiple commercial, retail, and residential facilities in Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas. In his current role, he is responsible for managing NICB’s team of vehicle analysts and projects, training new employees, and teaching the NICB Analyst Academies.
Aaron graduated with a dual major in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, and Small Operations Business Management from Western Illinois University. He later went on to obtain a Master’s of Business Administration in 2000 from Western Illinois University. Aaron Soline has also obtained the Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator and Certified Insurance Fraud Analyst designations from IASIU.
DR. DAN HUNT
Dr. Dan L Hunt is the Corporate Medical Director for AF Group.
Dr. Hunt practiced as a General Surgeon in Michigan for 28 years prior to joining AF Group in 2014. He earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University, is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgery and is a board-certified general surgeon through the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery.
Current areas of interest are telemedicine, telerehabilitation, evidence-based medicine, prescription drug monitoring programs, understanding the appropriate roles of opioids, marijuana and alternative treatments for pain in workers compensation.
Dr. Hunt has presented on these topics before the NWCDC, NCCI, Insurance Fraud Management National meeting, FDA, Department of Labor, National Prescription Drug Abuse Conference, IAIABC, NICB, AIA and numerous legislative and university groups. His most recent papers published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in May of 2016 regarding the effects of evidence-based medicine on the outcomes of injured workers and May of 2019 regarding The Association of Opioid, Anti-depressant and benzodiazepines with Workers’ Compensation Cost.
THOMAS E. FRAYSSE
Knox Ricksen, LLP
Thomas E. Fraysse is an attorney with Knox Ricksen LLP in Walnut Creek and Los Angeles, representing victim insurance companies in California Insurance Code section 1871.7 (“qui tam”) and Unfair Business Practices actions. He has been recognized by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer for the past 15 years, holds a preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has twice served as President of the Anti-Fraud Alliance and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Mr. Fraysse frequently speaks to insurance industry groups on insurance fraud-related topics.