Our Team


Shari Mahar – MA           Executive Director
Tel: 604 568 4753            

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Since 1991, Shari has been employed by CISS in a variety of positions working her way into the Executive Director position. Shari is very knowledgeable and experienced in the Community Living field already having more than 10 years of relevant industry experience prior to joining the CISS team.

Shari sets the bar high for herself and for everyone around her at CISS. She is determined to not let our protective and caring ways stand in the way of progress.


Lee Weisgarber               Director of Community Inclusion Services
Tel: 604 800 0613            

lee_weisgarberLee managed the IDS 2 team for 10 years and is proud to be part of the many successes. Lee says “Watching and being a part of people growing, learning, obtaining paid employment, finding new volunteer positions or participating in a way they haven’t before is the best part of CISS”.

Lee’s newest role is Director of Community Inclusion Services. Lee is excited to contribute to CISS in a different way and is looking forward to being part of CISS’s exciting future!


Ester Dela Cruz              Financial Administrator

Tel: 604 461 7495

As the Office Administrator and Accounting, Ester is in charge of the maintenance and administration of payroll, accounting, and personal documentation. Ester is also responsible for administrating and maintaining employee benefits.

Ester enjoys the satisfaction of completing her tasks and meeting new people.


Lori Moscone                   Office Clerk
Tel: 604 461 2131            

Lori first began with Community Integration Services Society in a volunteer capacity however it was quickly recognized that Lori was a hard worker and was appointed into a Part Time Office Clerk position in March 2011. Lori works two days a week and during her employment she has taken on many office tasks from organizing petty cash receipts, photo copying, filing and typing documents on the computer.

Lori has a great sense of humour and can be a bit of a jokester at times.

Lori has proven herself to be an invaluable part of the Administration team and is a pleasure to work with.


Janna Hamzagic         Program Manager – IDS 1 Port Coquitlam
Tel: 604-685-2267             

Janna has been teaching in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2012, and is excited to be part of CISS. Her educational background is in Early Childhood Education, Applied Behaviour Analysis and she is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management. Janna is delighted to be a Program Manager and looks forward to empowering individuals to participate in community and a program that provides value and enrichment to their lives.

Janna frequents her favorite book stores, coffee shops, and spin studio in her leisure time and is always in pursuit of learning, exercising or spending quality time with her friends and family.


Ana Wear                   Program Manager – IDS 2
Tel: 604-986-1511           

“Ana has worked as a service oriented leader, overseeing the delivery of
programs for families, individuals, and youth. Ana has had the
opportunity to work with a vulnerable population, as well as in a
leadership role, coaching and mentoring others, allowing for the
development of skills to ensure efficient and effective programming.
In her spare time, Ana enjoys travelling, reading, spending time with
her family and friends.”


Ken Obcena              Program Manager – Leisure Services/IDS/Inlet Enterprises
Tel: 604-685-2852         

Ken Obcena‘My name is Ken Obcena and I am pleased to tell you that I have been hired as the program manager for Inlet here at Community Integration Services Society.

I am a fun, father of two young ones who deeply values connections and relationships. I have an academic background in psychology and kinesiology.

I am an avid advocate and have been supporting individuals for more than a decade. I am excited to be working with the staff, families and clients supported by CISS. Please feel free to get in touch with me by telephone or in person. My office door at Melissa Park is always open’


Peter Dawe                       President

pete_dawe3Peter became a Board Member in 2001. As President, Peter oversees the financial aspects of CISS, working closely with Shari. Being a former Principal in Port Coquitlam, Peter brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to CISS. Getting to know the people that CISS supports is very enjoyable for Peter.


Michael Jiang                  Treasurer

michael-jiangMichael Jiang became a Board Member and Treasurer in 2011. As a Chartered Accountant (CA) working with KPMG LLP, he brings strong financial experience and knowledge to CISS. Michael’s past community services also includes volunteering with Special Olympics BC and UNICEF.


Lori Ashton                   

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Joanna Ludlow                         Board Member

Joanna-Ludlow.jpJoanna was elected to the Board in 2018 and is proud to be a part of the CISS team – such a strong and integral part of the community. Joanna holds an MA in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads and is passionate about supportive communities, dialogue, and accessibility on all fronts. For the last few years Joanna has worked at UBC in Indigenous student services and would love to connect with anyone interested in pursuing post secondary studies.