Todd Soong

National Lead Facilitator

Todd Soong has investigated over 1000 fire events in the private and public sectors. He is also an adjunct instructor/subject matter expert for the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in the arson curriculum…

Anthony Antonellis

Adjunct Facilitator – Rochester, NH (HQ)

Anthony J. Antonellis is a Senior Partner at Sloane and Walsh. Anthony focuses his practice on the representation of individuals, insurers, insureds, and businesses engaged in civil litigation before State and Federal Trial Courts throughout the United States.

Dr. Ali Ashrafi

Adjunct Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Dr. Ali Ashrafi of Thornton Tomasetti has a depth of experience in structural design and modifications, seismic and wind performance-based design, advanced analytics, nonlinear and dynamic analysis, deconstruction engineering, emergency response and forensic investigation.

Nelson Canter

Adjunct Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Hon. Nelson E. Canter, partner with McLaughlin & Stern. Mr. Canter heads the firm’s national Insurance Subrogation Practice Group. He provides complex civil litigation services to the business community and insurance industry with a concentration on property subrogation for domestic and foreign insurance carriers nationally.

David Eddy


David Eddy is the President of The Institute of Fire Science and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.

Matthew Ferrie

Adjunct Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Matt Ferrie is a partner in the Subrogation Department of White and Williams LLP and has practiced exclusively in the field of subrogation since 2007. He investigates and litigates complex commercial and residential property losses involving fire damage, water damage, and structural collapse, among other claims…

Bobby Henderson

Facilitator – Kernersville, NC

Robert “Bobby” Henderson is the  Southwest Fire Operations Manager, Training Coordinator and Senior Fire Analyst for NEFCO Fire Investigations,  He is also Certified Fire Investigator by the International Association of Arson Investigators and by the Commonwealth of Virginia Fire Marshal’s Academy and…

Erick Kirker

Adjunct Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Erick J. Kirker is a subrogation attorney for Cozen O’Conner with over 20 years of experience handling large loss property damage claims.  Prior to joining the firm, Erick had a diverse litigation practice that also included the representation of personal injury clients, product manufacturers, and building contractors and developers.

Chris Librizzi

Adjunct Facilitator – Rochester, NH (HQ)

Chris Librizzi CFI, CFEI, CVFI is a native of Pittsfield, Ma and a graduate of Becker College and Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Chris started his career with Progressive Insurance in Florida and Rhode Island as an Adjuster, Property Damage Appraiser…

Laurel V. Mason

Adjunct Facilitator – Longwood, FL

Laurel is the Principal and Laboratory Director at Analytical Forensic Associates where she developed and manages the operation of the forensic laboratory where her responsibilities include the direction of laboratory services pertaining to chemical analysis of ignitable liquids…

Anne McDonough

Southeast Regional Coordinator – Longwood Florida

Anne McDonough is the Director of Communications for The Institute of Fire Science.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Truman State University and has been a Senior Production Manager for NEFCO Fire Investigations since 2013.

Dennis Mignogno

Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Dennis Mignogno is a Senior Fire Analyst for NEFCO Fire Investigations.  He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and Certified Fire Investigator Instructor through the National Association of Fire Investigators. Dennis has over 30 years of experience…

Roy Mura

Adjunct Facilitator – Syracuse, NY

Roy Mura is the founding and managing member of Mura Law Group, a seven-attorney law firm. He regularly analyzes and evaluates commercial and personal lines coverage issues, defends insureds in tort actions, represents insurers in intercompany arbitration matters, and litigation arson, insurance fraud,

Karl New

Adjunct Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Karl New is a Vice President for Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. in the Property Claims Department.  Mr. New’s responsibilities include the handling of claims on a direct insurance basis and as a reinsurer of various ceding companies.

Michael Nolan

Facilitator – Rochester, NH (HQ)

Michael Nolan CFI, CVFI earned his Criminal Justice degree at Roger Williams College. Michael has participated in hundreds of hours of fire investigation training, which led to him becoming a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators…

David Rock

Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

David A. Rock is an electrical engineer for NEFCO Fire Investigations.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Dave also holds a Pennsylvania professional engineer license and has over 10 years of experience in the design and schematics analysis of electro-mechanical.

Gus Sara

Adjunct Facilitator – Blackwood, NJ

Gus Sara is counsel in the Subrogation Department of White and Williams LLP and practices exclusively in the field of insurance subrogation, handling large property loss cases. He has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for his clients in matters involving commercial and residential fires, explosions, structural collapses…

Kathleen Schraven

Adjunct Facilitator – Rochester, NH

Kathleen “Katy” Schraven is a Marine & Specialty Subrogation Adjuster at The Hanover Insurance group with over 17 years of experience. In this position Kathleen pursues and negotiates recovery opportunities for Hanover’s commercial property and specialty business lines.

Troy Sherin

Director of Operations

Troy Sherin is the Director of Operations for The Institute of Fire Science.  He has an extensive background in new business development, management, and residential construction.  Additionally, Troy has been serving as the National Production Manager and Head of Sales for NEFCO Fire Investigations since 2010.

Mark A. Solomon

Adjunct Facilitator – San Antonio, TX

Mark A. Solomon is an insurance trial lawyer and the managing partner of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer’s Austin, Texas branch office. Mark is licensed to practice law in Texas and Colorado. Mark’s practice focuses on complex property and casualty subrogation, workers’ …

Jerry Webster

Facilitator – Kernersville, NC

Jerry Webster is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators, as well as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators. Jerry has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of fire.

James Wood

Facilitator – Rochester, NH

Jim started his career working in commercial construction as a project manager for a small construction company in Massachusetts. He then moved to facilities management in 1992 for PCF, the distribution subsidiary for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and other publications.

Patrick Young

Adjunct Facilitator – Syracuse, NY

Patrick began his adjusting career in 2006 with Fort Orange Claims Unlimited Services. He earned a degree in Paramedic/Science and worked at Kunkel Ambulance Service as a paramedic and field supervisor managing a staff up to 30 employees….