Welcome to Community Services Benefits Trust

We’d like to introduce our Board of Trustees.

The CSBT is directed by a Board of Trustees comprised of senior executives from the sector.

These professionals bring decades of industry experience and knowledge to provide strategic focus and direction for the Trust. This allows us to deliver the very best employee benefits and stay ahead of you and your employees needs.

Paul Wheelerpaul-wheeler

Former Executive Director, Semiahmoo House Society

Goal as CSBT’s Chair of the Board:

To ensure the best possible benefits are provided to those working in the social services sector while overseeing the CSBT Board in ensuring the trust is administered with the highest standards of quality and ethics.

As Executive Director at Semiahmoo House Society, Paul Wheeler oversees close to 150 employees providing support and advocacy for individuals and families affected by disabilities. Paul has been with Semiahmoo House Society for over a decade, but has cumulatively worked for more than 35 years in the not for profit social service sector.

paul.wheeler@csbt.ca

J.W. (Bill) Fildesbill-fildes

Former Executive Director, AiMHi, Prince George Association for Community Living

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To help ensure that the best benefits at the best price are made available to the social services sector across Canada.

As executive director of AiMHi Prince George, Bill oversees 460 staff members as they work to build a strong community by providing advocacy, support and services to both people who have special needs and to their families. Bill has contributed to the success of AiMHi Prince George for more than 15 years.

bill.fildes@csbt.ca

Ernie BaatzErnie-Batz

Executive Director, Spectrum Society for Community Living

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To provide a non-union, agency leader perspective in the provision of excellent health benefits to community caregivers.

As Executive Director of Spectrum Society for Community Living, Ernie Baatz oversees 225 employees and caregivers, providing community support to approximately 150 people in Metro Vancouver. Focused on helping individuals participate as full citizens in their community, Spectrum provides direct support to individuals along with training and publications aimed at supporting individuals to direct their own services. Ernie has contributed to Spectrum’s success for almost 25 years.

ernie.baatz@csbt.ca

Darlys Darlys-Carlson-MacDonaldCarlson McDonald

Human Resources Director, Bethesda Christian Association

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To ensure organizations in Social Services can provide their employees with the best and most cost effective health and welfare benefits possible.

As Human Resources Director with Bethesda Christian Association, Darlys Carlson McDonald oversees human resources for approximately 375 employees supporting people with disabilities and their families. Darlys has contributed to Bethesda’s success for the past 15 years.

darlys.carlsonmcdonald@csbt.ca

Liz BarnettLiz-Barnett

Executive Director, North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC)

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To ensure the sector obtains the best packages possible that still reflect the diversity of the employers and their environments.

As Executive Director Contracted Services at the North Shore Disability Resource Centre, Liz Barnett oversees contracted services for NSDRC, as it services more than 1,000 people with all types of disabilities. The organization continues to focus on family driven supports. Liz has contributed to NSCDRC’s success for more than 30 years.

liz.barnett@csbt.ca

Marilyn LissimoreMarilyn-Lissimore

Executive Director, Terrace and District Community Services Society (TDCSS)

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To provide insight, leadership and governance to CSBT in pursuit of a plan that meets the needs of the social service sector.

As Executive Director of TDCSS, Marilyn Lissimore oversees 140 employees providing community living services, counseling and support, employment training, and children and family services. Marilyn has contributed to the success of TDCSS for 25 years.

marilyn.lissimore@csbt.ca

Stephania Stephania KostiukKostiuk

Executive Director, Ryerson School-Age Center

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To work as part of an inter-disciplinary team to get the most comprehensive, cost-effective benefits to those in the community services sector.

As Executive Director of Ryerson School-Age Centre Inc, Stephania Kostiuk runs three child care centres, serving 223 children. Stephania is expanding to include an inter-generational centre, joining children and seniors in the community with innovative programming and activities. Stephania has been an administrator in the non-profit child care sector in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for 25 years.

stephania.kostiuk@csbt.ca

Barb Barb Cox-LloydCox-Lloyd

CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon

Goal as CSBT Board Member:

To ensure community service organizations provide their employees with the best health benefit packages to meet their diverse needs.

Barb Cox-Lloyd has been the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon since 2009. For the past 30 years Barb has been involved in the establishment of several successful organizations and projects across Saskatchewan as a partner, advisor, and volunteer. She has provided organizational development, marketing support and human resource assistance to a wide range of organizations in the not for profit, private and government sectors. As a small business owner, she recognizes the value of social entrepreneurship for the development of community. Barb strongly believes that by working together, we can grow strong, healthy communities.

barb.cox-lloyd@csbt.ca

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