Prior to beginning his career in
estimating in 1982, Mr. Powers owned
and operated his own construction
company. He attended Monroe
Community College, specializing in
Fire Protection Technology.
Donald C. Simmons, Jr.
Mr. Simmons has an extensive history
in commercial construction as well as
carpentry. He has a strong background
in specialized contents appraisals.
Prior to her career in estimating, Ms.
Jackson specialized in merchandise and
customer service. She attended SUNY Brockport and majored in Psychology.
Mrs. LaTray has a background as an
accounting professional and graduated
from SUNY Brockport with a B.A. in
Dana L. Aliberti
Dana is a Contents Estimator with NFA. She joined the company
in 1999 after working for several years in inventory management.
She spent four years with Atlas Van Lines supervising inventory
management control and travelling to more than 30 states across
Mr. Watson graduated from the Vale
Institute of Technology in Arlington,
Texas and is certified as a specialist
in Residential Building Damage
Ann C. Gertner
Ms. Gertner completed her B.A. in
Business Administration at Beaver
College in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Her expertise lies in high volume retail
Mr. O'Mara joined the estimating field with the NFA in 1989. Prior to that, he did some commercial estimating and worked construction for several
Joseph F. Ventura
Mr. Ventura has experience in
analyzing losses for the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development. He has completed
extensive training in residential and
commercial appraisals, including
Stephen S. Bisgrove
Steve joined NFA in 1997 as a Licensed Public Adjuster. Prior
to NFA, he worked for General Accident Insurance Company
(now CGU) as a Property Adjuster. Steve graduated from St. John
Fisher College with a B.A. in Management. He holds an
Associate in Claims designation from the Insurance Institute of
America and is well versed in residential and commercial claims.
Jennifer joined NFA in 2010 as a contents estimator. She was
previously employed by Mueller Services, Inc. and reviewed
assessments of replacement cost values for residential properties
for the insurance industry. She was also a supervisor in the
Buffalo and Rochester offices.
Stephen L. Steinberg, Registered Architect
Stephen joined NFA in 2012 as an Estimator specializing in nonresidential
building losses. He is a NY State-licensed architect
and has over 30 years of experience as an architect, construction
manager and draftsman. Stephen earned a Masters of
Architecture from the University at Buffalo and a B.A. from
Trinity College, Hartford in 1987.
Christopher D. Simmons
Chris joined NFA in 2013 as an estimator. He inventories and
estimates personal property and content losses for both
residential and commercial properties. Chris owned and
managed his own company for several years after obtaining an
Associates degree at Erie Community College.
Don is a Building Estimator with NFA. He brings over 15 years
of construction experience from Tops Markets and Wilson Farms
Inc. and five years of architectural experience from Foit-Albert
Associate Architects. He was involved with the South American
Rainforest Exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo. Don holds a BPS in
Architecture from SUNY at Buffalo.