Shari Mahar – MA – Executive Director
Since 1991, Shari has been employed by Community Integration Services Society in a variety of positions working her way into the Executive Director position in 2005. 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 is the proud parent of two adult children who have watched her career grow while they were themselves growing up. Shari says “I am so proud that my children have had a front row seat in the development of CISS, they have always supported our cause and have grown into being strong advocates for people’s rights”.
Shari has strong leadership ideas that have came from her experience and through her education in Organizational Leadership and Development. 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. She is always excited about what the future holds for CISS and for the individuals who chose our services. Shari is proud of our staff and the exceptional work that they do every day, she knows that we are stronger when we work together.
Lee Weisgarber – Director of Community Inclusion Services
Lee is the Director of Community Inclusion Services at Community Integration Services Society; and is the proud parent of two grown children and grandmother to two young grandchildren.
Lee has served in the capacity of adult services for almost 20 years in many positions at CISS. She is a strong advocate for persons with disabilities and an active participant in the future of CISS’.
Lee’s strong leadership is appreciated by the leadership team and employees.
Ester Dela Cruz – Financial Administrator
Ester joined CISS in June 2008 and brings extensive skills and experience in accounting and payroll, and a commitment to contribute to the continuing efforts of the Society in improving the services for individuals and families.
Ester is the Finance Administrator and is responsible for finance, payroll, pensions, and benefits. She is a strong leader and a trusted employee who manages all areas of finance with precision.
Ester is excited to be a part of Community Integration Services Society’s future and success.
Jessica Castillo – Human Resources Administrator
Jessica is very proud to be a member of the CISS team as the Human Resources Administrator. She is overjoyed to be part of a meaningful organization that values inclusion and growth. Jessica brings a new perspective to her duties and responsibilities with knowledge gained throughout her educational experiences in Human Resources.
Jessica is constantly looking for opportunities to continue to learn and grow, and is excited to be an active contributor in CISS’s future.
Lori Moscone – Office Clerk
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 is dedicated to her work and is constantly looking for ways to help others. No matter the task, you will always find Lori with a smile on her face and an infectious laugh.
Lori enjoys spending time with her cat, Coco and going for walks with her Mom in her free time. She has proven herself to be an invaluable part of the Administration team and is a pleasure to work with.
Lori Underwood – Program Manager – IDS 1
Lori has worked in the Social Services sector for over thirty years and specifically in the Community Living sector since 2008. Along with a wealth of experience, Lori brings two diplomas in Social Sciences and Community Social Services and a Master’s degree in Adult Education. Currently she is working on completing an International Coaching Federation certification with a focus on Life/Trauma coaching.
In her spare time, Lori enjoys time with her husband, four adult children, their partners and 7 grandchildren. She is always focused on creating the best possible life path for her family and the individuals she helps to support.
Brianna Davies – Program Manager – IDS 2
Brianna has been working in the social services sector since 2018 and is excited to be a part of the CISS team. Her educational background is in Special Education and Psychology. Brianna is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology.
Brianna believes strongly in advocating for the individuals we serve and the importance of community building. Brianna has a specialized focus in Positive Behavioural Supports and Trauma Informed Practices. She is excited to work alongside staff, families and individuals to help meet and exceed each individualized goal.
In her spare time, Brianna enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family, reading her favorite book and going for coffee in her community.
Ana Wear – Program Manager – IDS 3 – L.I.F.E.
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, and spending time with her family and friends.
Krysta Morris – Program Manager – IE
Krysta Morris is the Temporary Program Manager for the Inlet Enterprises team. She has worked in the Social Services field for 15 years with the primary being spent in adult services and supports.
When Krysta is not focusing her time at CISS she keeps busy raising 3 children and fostering animals in need.
She is excited to join the CISS team.
Brandon Larson – President
Brandon joined the CISS board in 2021. As a long term resident of the Tri-Cities Brandon has been committed to giving back to his community through various means. As a founding member of People Who Give a Damn Tri-Cities he has raised money for a variety of local charities through quarterly events. Brandon is also a dedicated volunteer at numerous events, including the CISS Annual Christmas luncheon.
As a board member he is committed to supporting CISS as they move forward and continue to provide invaluable support and resources to their clients.
Monica Johnston – Vice President
Monica became a Board Member in 2022. She brings over 15 years of Human Resources and Labour Relations experience in both the private and public sectors. She is proud to be a member and is passionate about the mission and values of CISS. She is excited to start making a meaningful difference by bringing fresh and new ideas to the society while contributing to the community.
Michael Jiang – Treasurer
Michael 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.
Amy Dhaliwal – Secretary
Amy became a Board Member and Secretary in 2022. As a Tri-City resident and legal professional in the public sector, her skills and abilities will support CISS as they continue to grow and expand their services to the tri-city clients and community. As a board member, she is passionately devoted to her community to positively impact CISS and their clients.
Courtney Campbell – Board Member
Courtney joined CISS’ Board Members at Large in the fall of 2023 and has been proudly part of the L.I.F.E. Services Program since June of 2023. When not working as a child care worker at Kilmer Children’s Center, she enjoys taking walks, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. Courtney strongly believes in the importance of self-advocacy, inclusion, and equal opportunities for everyone to live their lives to the fullest, especially those with disabilities. She is excited to make a positive impact on the community and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Jeff Beyak – Board Member
Jeff has worked for over 30 years supporting others in a variety of areas including life skills training, residential management, rehabilitation, and family strengthening. He recognizes the important role and presence that CISS has in the communities it serves and he welcomes the opportunity to be a member of this board.