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Ellen Drevnig, CPA, CA, CFF

Ellen Drevnig brings years of experience and leadership to her role at the EF Group. Previously a Vice President with a global fullservice accounting firm, Ellen worked in the Litigation Accounting and Valuation Services group. Ellen’s expertise extends from valuing Future Cost Of Care Reports / Life Care Plans in personal injury cases and loss-of-services reports in fatality claims to conducting damage quantifications, class action / breach-of-contract and procurement disputes, forensic investigation and complex litigation. She is often called on to critique other experts’ reports in both personal injury and commercial contexts. Ellen has completed assignments on behalf of plaintiff and defence counsel as well as insurance companies. In addition to her CPA and CA professional designations and being Certified In Financial Forensics by accounting bodies in the United States, she holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree, majoring in Accounting and Finance.

Ellen enjoys sharing her knowledge and has presented seminars to rehabilitation organizations, such as the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), the International Symposium of Life Care Planning (Atlanta, Georgia), rehabilitation and insurance companies, and law firms. In the pursuit of ongoing education, Ellen attends / exhibits at conferences across Canada and is frequently invited to speak to Life Care Planners about the practical economic aspects of Future Care Reports.

Ellen has authored articles which have appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily website published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. and in Canadian Defence Lawyers HEARSAY.

Ellen is honoured to serve on the Board of Directors, as the Secretary Treasurer, at Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS), a non- profit agency in Toronto serving adults with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).

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Frank Nudo, FSA, FCIA

Frank is a qualified actuary who brings extensive experience in economic damages quantification in personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice claims. He specializes in the quantification of defined benefit pension losses, dependency income losses, disputed long-term disability claims, assessment of reduced life expectancy, and valuation of future costs of care. He regularly critiques both plaintiff and defence experts’ damage quantification reports, to matters requiring actuarial knowledge and expertise. Frank has prepared and delivered seminars related to loss quantification methodologies in wrongful death matters and pension loss considerations in personal injury and wrongful dismissal claims. He has also provided assistance to counsel at mediations and pre-trial conferences.

Prior to co-founding the EF Group, Frank was a consulting actuary at one of Canada’s leading litigation and valuation firms. He has been providing litigation support services since 2004, preparing expert damages quantification reports for clients in Ontario and across Canada.

Frank graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto, completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a Specialist in Actuarial Science. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).

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Kateryna Shpir

Kateryna is a Director at EF Group. Since 2013, she has utilized her educational and professional background in economics to quantify damages in litigation cases. Applying financial and economic principles, she is committed to delivering accurate and comprehensive assessments to assist legal teams and courts in determining appropriate compensation.

Kateryna has expertise in calculating damages in personal injury cases, encompassing economic losses, dependency losses, and costs related to housekeeping and home maintenance. She has contributed to litigation support for both plaintiff and defence counsel and possesses extensive experience in critiquing and analyzing other expert reports.

She earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and has engaged in economic research and analysis. Her contributions have aided in the development of market research reports, financial forecasts, and economic impact studies.