Our senior management team sets our company’s strategic direction. Through their strong leadership, a commitment to innovation, and visionary thinking, they empower their external stakeholders and personnel, to ensure Accerta is a healthy business with an inclusive and diverse culture.
President and CEO
Mr. Owsiany joined AccertaClaim Servicorp Inc. as President and CEO in May 2016. He also sits on our Board of Directors. Before joining Accerta, he held various positions at TELUS Health, and he has more than 20 years of global operations and sales experience with Canadian- and U.S.-based, multinational corporations, which included postings in Japan, Singapore, the U.S., and South Africa. In his last international posting, he held the position of Managing Director of Sterling Commerce Asia (a subsidiary of IBM) where he managed the Asian operations from Singapore. Mr. Owsiany holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and he has participated in various executive programs including Wharton-SMU Research Center, and the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is also deeply involved in serving and supporting various not-for-profit organizations across the Greater Toronto Area.
VP, Strategic Initiatives and Privacy Officer
Ms. Petrelli has over 14 years of experience in privacy compliance and project management. Ms. Petrelli’s knowledge of information privacy was gained during her years managing and directing various privacy programs in the public and private domains, with a focus on data governance, statutory compliance, risk management, policy development, education and communication. Ms. Petrelli has also managed numerous projects for the development and deployment of electronic initiatives which support organizational compliance and resource optimization. Prior to joining Accerta, Ms. Petrelli was self-employed as a health privacy consultant. She also held positions as the Director of Privacy and Access at Cancer Care Ontario and the Director of Privacy at Resolve Corporation. Ms. Petrelli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Canada, has a COBIT certification in IT governance and is completing a Master of Business Administration at Athabasca University.
Kara Martin, CPA, CMA
Director of Finance
Ms. Martin is Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant who joined Accerta in 2014. Before joining Accerta, she held progressively senior positions in Financial Analysis and Reporting, most recently with Bank of Nova Scotia working in Statutory Reporting. In addition to overseeing the finance and accounting functions at Accerta, Ms. Martin leads the fraud and abuse, internal audit, quality assurance and provider service departments. She holds a Bachelor of Managerial and Organizational Studies, with a major in Finance from the University of Western Ontario.
Director, Operations & Customer Experience
Ms. Ferreira joined Accerta in 2013 and manages the claims and contact centre. Ms. Ferreira has over 20 years’ insurance experience as an Operations Business Leader in multiple roles within the Financial Services and Pharmacy Benefit Management industry with extensive, progressive experience on Group Drug, Health, and Dental Benefits. Ms. Ferreira has managed, developed, and coached diverse and multifunctional teams to achieve results and execution of business priorities. Her work history includes: Benecaid Health Benefits Solutions, Sun Life Financial, ESI Canada, and Manulife Financial. She is experienced in managing teams through change and resolving conflicts and is a business expert, with proven skills in the identification and development of business needs for key projects.
Chief Information Security Officer
Mr. Husain Subedar is an information security professional with a Master of Information Technology Security degree. With over 18 years of experience in banking, insurance, finance, healthcare, and telecommunications industries, Husain specializes in information security governance and is well-versed with industry best practices, standards, and regulatory and legislative requirements. He recently authored the article “Privacy and Security Concerns for Health Data Collected Using Off-the-Shelf Health Monitoring Devices”, which was published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an analytical, self-motivated and creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills. Husain is a leader in the development and governance of cybersecurity standards and risk management practices for business operations, compliance, and auditing.