• President

    Sheree Mann, CA, CFI
    LECG Canada,
    Toronto, Ontario 

    Sheree is a Director with LECG’s Canadian investigative and forensic accounting services practice. She has over 15 years of exclusive experience in relation to investigation, forensic accounting and quantifying economic losses. Her practice has consisted of criminal and civil fraud and financial investigation matters, including a secondment with the Ontario Provincial Police. Her experience in loss quantification includes engagements related to breach of contract, expropriation, personal injury and labour-related matters.

    Vice President

    David Debenham, LL.M, CFI, D.I.F.A.
    Lang Michener LLP

    David Debenham’s practice explores all areas of commercial litigation including construction law, environmental litigation, tender bids, fraud and trust claims. As part of his practice David uses his training as an accountant to trace funds and assert personal claims against directors and senior managers of corporate debtors.


    Charlotte Hoggard, CGA, CFI
    T. Charlotte Hoggard Inc.,
    Victoria, BC 

    Charlotte is a partner with the accounting firm, Cameron Hoggard Izard Snell in Victora BC. She has a diverse background in Taxation and Investigations in both public practice and with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), including being one of the original authors and trainers of the CRA internal Underground Economy Audit course.

    Directors at Large

    Morgen Cookson, CAMS, CFI
    MCAP Service Corporation,
    Toronto, Ontario 

    Morgen is currently a mortgage fraud investigator with MCAP Service Corporation. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in psychology, is an accredited mortgage professional, a certified anti-money laundering specialist and certified forensic investigator. With MCAP for ten years, he has spent the past five years investigating mortgage fraud cases across Canada.

    Paula Delano, CFI
    Forensic Investigation Team,
    St. Catharines, Ontario 

    Paula is a forensic investigator with the Forensic Investigation Team (FIT). She conducts fraud and employee conduct investigations for all Ministries of the Ontario Public Service. Paula has conducted investigations ranging from breach of trust, destruction or disappearance of records or assets, personal benefits being obtained from proprietary knowledge, disappearance of records or assets and other fraudulent and dishonest acts.

    Jerry Gaertner, CA-CISA/IT, CFI
    Soberman LLP,
    Toronto, Ontario 

    Jerry is Director of Technology Assurance Services at Soberman LLP. With over 25 years experience in the field, Jerry has conducted engagements ranging from systems audits to security reviews, computer fraud investigations to penetration studies, digital forensics to advising Boards of Directors on technology strategy. Jerry has testified in court on dozens of occasions. Jerry is also a trustee in bankruptcy, in which capacity he conducts statutorily-mandated investigations into the disappearance of assets and bankruptcy fraud.

    Larry Levasseur, CFI
    Winnipeg Police Service,
    Winnipeg, Manitoba 

    Larry Levasseur is a twenty-year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service where he has spent most of his career within the Service’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Larry currently holds the rank of Sergeant and is in charge of the Commercial Crime Unit. He has attained the designations of Certified Forensic Investigator and Certified Protection Professional. In 2002 Larry was awarded the Excellence in Law Enforcement Award by the Attorney General of Manitoba and in 2007 received the Canadian Banks’ Law Enforcement Award from the Canadian Bankers’ Association.

    Joyce McGeehan, MBA, CMA, CIA, CFI
    Grant Thornton LLP,
    Halifax, Nova Scotia 

    Joyce is a senior manager in the Halifax, Nova Scotia office of Grant Thornton LLP, working in the Forensic Accounting and Investigative Services Unit. Joyce has many years of experience in conducting internal audits, domestically and abroad, for one of the major Canadian chartered banks and regulatory compliance reviews for the Central Bank of the Bahamas. During her four years with Grant Thornton, Joyce’s primary focus has been in the areas of occupational fraud and litigation support.

    Professor Vanessa Oltmann MBA, CGA, CFI
    Vancouver Island University

    Vanessa Oltmann is a Professor of Accounting at Vancouver Island University, and Coordinator of the University’s Fraud and Ethics Research and Education Centre. The Centre is currently working on two projects: an ongoing research study on fraud and ethics issues in Canadian organizations, and a Canadian fraud case database project. 

    Neil Papineau, CGA, CFI
    Papineau Consulting Inc,
    Ottawa, Ontario 

    Neil is a forensic accountant and investigator specializing in wrongdoing, fraud and corruption in government operations. Has over 30 years forensic audit experience in civil and criminal matters with extensive court experience. He has developed several auditing and investigations manuals and has trained many auditors in Canada and internationally. After a career with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in the Forensic Audit Section and with Revenue Canada in the Special Investigations Section, Neil went into private practice with his firm Papineau Consulting Inc.

    Nancy Patterson, AMP, CMAR, CRM & CFI
    Genworth Financial Canada,
    Oakville, Ontario 

    Nancy is a Senior Fraud Specialist with Genworth Financial Canada with 6 years investigation, building prevention tools and post claim litigation. Prior to Genworth, 15 years at MCAP in mortgage/banking fraud and loss mitigation. Nancy is a Certified Risk Manager, Accredited Mortgage Professional, Certified Mortgage Appraisal Reviewer and graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University. Teaching at both the Canadian Police College & Ontario Police College, she is passionate about fraud prevention.

    Cheryl Stewart
    Royal Bank of Canada

    Cheryl is currently a Manager with Corporate Investigation Services, Royal Bank of Canada with a significant focus on international enhanced due diligence and regulatory, financial, legal and reputational risk. She has spent 35 years in the investigation and due diligence fields in government (CRA), large forensic accounting firms and banking.

    Past President

    Nina Watson, CA.IFA, CFI
    Nina V. Watson & Associates,
    Toronto, Ontario 

    Nina has performed forensic and investigative engagements into alleged contractor, programme and procurement fraud, as well as employee impropriety. She has also lectured at Seneca College, as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors (Toronto Chapter) on fraud-related subjects.