Matthew is a respected anti-fraud professional. Under his leadership, the Coalition is bringing together our diverse members from all sectors of the fraud fight including consumer advocates, insurers, legislators regulators, government agencies, prosecutors, law firms and respected business partners.
Before joining the Coalition staff in 2018, Matthew founded one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in handling of insurance fraud and bad faith cases. He previously served as our Director of Government Affairs and legal counsel. Matthew is a prolific writer and speaker who serves on many boards and committees related to fraud-fighting efforts.
Matthew graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where he studied Radio, TV & Film.
A.D. oversees the Coalition’s business operations. She helps ensure the Coalition’s fast-growing membership is continuously informed and updated. She also oversees our finances, technical programs, graphics and electronic outreach efforts.
Before joining the Coalition, A.D. lead all H.R. and Operations for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund — the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing historically black colleges and universities.
A.D. also worked with the Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO), a research-based initiative exploring the removal of barriers to opportunities in fragile communities. A.D. was responsible for the operational success of the CAO, program through research delivery, seamless team management, development, and quality control.
A.D. is a SHRM Certified Professional, a certified Project Management Professional, and a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach. A.D. received her B.A. in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from the University of the District of Columbia.
Jim is the Coalition’s lead communicator. He joined the Coalition staff in 2000. He oversees the Coalition’s outreach strategy and publicly positions the Coalition as one of America’s most-trusted authorities on insurance fraud.
Jim’s award-winning career includes heading public relations for two major national associations — the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents and American Society of Civil Engineers.
Jim also was an editor and reporter for a small-town daily newspaper … manager of communications for a Washington think tank … and senior associate for a public relations firm promoting prominent national sports events.
Several dozen awards garnish Jim’s resume, and he’s been quoted in virtually every news outlet in the U.S. for the Coalition.
Jim received a BA (cum laude) in psychology from Dickinson College.
Arinze Ifekauche is an award-winning professional with wide-ranging experience in public policy, politics and communications. Before joining the Coalition, Arinze was Communications Director for the Maryland Democratic Party. He also worked on Capitol Hill, and was named a “2015 Rising Star” by Campaign and Elections Magazine for his work in electing Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and managing the Freddie Gray crisis.
Arinze has deep experience crafting messages centered on public policy narratives. He has coordinated communications efforts at the state, local and federal levels. He specializes in simplifying complex policy matters into accessible and useful information to stakeholders. Arinze has an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Alabama and Kent State University.
The Coalition’s internal and member operations are overseen by Kendra. Her remarkable organizing skills help make our member meetings run smoothly and make sure our databases are kept current. Kendra is there to make sure Coalition members get fast and accurate answers to questions.
Before joining the Coalition in 2007, Kendra supported senior staff at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, including being a liaison to the Mayor of D.C. and city council member assistants.
While at Suited for Change, Kendra coordinated more than 100 job-training programs for low-income women. She also trained volunteers — and taught interview skills.
At the Sanz School, Kendra organized career fairs and seminars, and helped students land quality jobs.
Kendra received her BA in Business Administration and AA in Criminal Justice, both from American InterContinental University in 2008.