Learn From The Industry’s Best And Brightest

Any institution of higher learning is only as good as the faculty that develops and teaches its curriculum. IEA’s award-winning training and educational programs flourish because of the commitment and expertise of more than 150 distinguished faculty members all of whom are carefully chosen for their industry experience, superior knowledge and excellent classroom skills. Scroll down to find biographical detail on some of our current faculty members.

David N. Blakesley

David Blakesley, CPCU, CIC, ARM formed educational consulting services in 2009 (expanding his 25 year old education/training company) focusing on the development and

Diana Henderson

Diana Henderson, ARM, CPDM, WCCP, CPFI is the President and Founder of The Henderson Group. In addition to teaching, Diana consults with employers and insurance brokers, in several states including California and Arizona and is responsible for …

Professor Dave Chetcuti

Professor David J. Chetcuti has more than thirty-six years of experience in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims and is a co-author of the widely used 16-volume CA Workers’ Compensation treatise entitled, “Sullivan On Comp.” He is a well-respected

Robert J. Cornelow

Robert J. Cornelow brings over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry to his students, including 20 years as the owner of a multi-line claim investigation firm. He has taught semester-length courses at IEA in the WCCA and WCCP programs since 1991

Ellen Fizer

Ellen Fizer CPDM is an experienced HR and disability management professional with a distinguished career in the public sector, including service with Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools and the State of Tennessee.  She is also a certified employee benefit specialist (CEBS).

Barbara Goodwin

Barbara Goodwin, MBA, CPCU, ARM is recognized as an excellent public speaker, and an outstanding IEA faculty member. Barbara has recently received a prestigious award for the consistent pass ratio and success of her students in IEA’s ARM 56 (Risk Financing) course.

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez is employed by the State of California Division of Workers compensation. Michael has been an instructor at IEA for more than 25 years, teaching the school’s Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management curriculum, including CA8, CA14 and CPDM 1.

Dennis Knotts

Dennis Knotts, WCCP, is among IEA’s leading experts in workers’ compensation. With more than 20 years industry experience, he has worked in a variety of companies from multi-line/muti-state carriers to TPAs and Public Entities. Dennis is a published author.

Victor Lorch

Began insurance career in 1973, as a field claims adjuster, claims supervisor, and general adjuster, for several major insurance companies. After18 years in claims, changed careers to public entity risk management.

Barbara J. Marshall

Barbara J. Marshall, CPDM has been in the workers’ compensation and disability management industry for more than 35 years. In addition to teaching for IEA, she is a frequent speaker on disability management at both the state and and levels.

Richard Masters

Richard Masters, CPCU, ARM, AAI, AIS is a seasoned professional with over 45 years of experience serving the needs of clients, including non-profit and governmental entities. In addition , Richard has also been teaching and mentoring for the IEA for over 35 years

Mike Moses

Mike Moses is a practicing disability management professional currently working as a HR ADA case manager for the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region. He has worked as a disability management professional for more than 35 years and is actively involved with DMEC.

Tanya Thompson

Tanya Thompson CPDM is a Workers’ Compensation Specialist for Prestige Care, Inc. with over 10 years of progressive HR experience in the area of benefits, leave of absence, workplace accommodations and disability management in the Health Care industry.

Joe Wozniak

Joe Wozniak, CPDM has more than 30 years of welfare plan, disability and absence management experience, working with Security Pacific Bank, Pinkerton Security and Investigations and the Automobile Club of Southern California. .

Dee Pearson

Dee Pearson , ARM, CPCU, MS-OD has been an instructor for IEA since 2014 teaching ARM, CPCU, and Dept of Insurance C.E. classes. She is an active class leader with regularly scheduled sessions in such areas as Professional Development and Continuing Education (ie. Commercial Insurance, Risk Management, Professional Ethics, Etc), and Impression Management..