Introducing our Board of Trustees

The CSBT Board of Trustees is 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 Wheeler

Paul 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.

When he was Executive Director at Semiahmoo House Society, Paul Wheeler oversaw over 200 employees providing support and advocacy for individuals and families affected by disabilities.

Paul was with Semiahmoo House Society for 15 years, but has cumulatively worked for more than 40 years in the not for profit social service sector.

Barb Cox-Lloyd

Former CEO,
Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon

Goal as CSBT’s Vice Chair:
To ensure community service organizations provide their employees with the best health benefit packages to meet their diverse needs.

Barb Cox-Lloyd was the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon since 2009 to 2019. 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.

J.W. (Bill) 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 oversaw 460 staff members as they worked to build a strong community by providing advocacy, support and services to both people who have special needs and to their families.

Bill contributed to the success of AimHi, Prince George, for more than 15 years.

Sue Talmey

Director of Finance & Administration, Durham Association for Family Resources and Support

Goal as CSBT Board Member:
To be a member of a board that is focused on delivering leading edge employee benefit solutions to organizations in the social service sector, so that organizations can provide employees with the best possible benefits at the most competitive cost.

Sue Talmey has been Director of Finance and Administration at Durham Association for Family Resources and Support in Oshawa, Ontario since 2001. Sue leads a team of accounting and administrative personnel, managing the finances for twenty-one not for profit, charity organizations. This team is recognized as providing a high level of service to organizations at a not for profit rate. They work in partnership with their clients as part of the staff team, embracing the mission, vision and values of each organization.

Darlys Carlson 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 over 20 years.

Liz Barnett

Executive Director,
The Bloom Group Community Services

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.

Liz Barnett is the Executive Director at The Bloom Group Community Services.

The organization responds to the most urgent needs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and, since 1961, has led many of the community’s most progressive social services to reduce homelessness, provide end-of-life care for individuals with mental health challenges and addictions, ensure women-led families in crisis can stay together as they rebuild their lives, and much more.

Marilyn Lissimore

Former 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 oversaw 140 employees providing community living services, counseling and support, employment training, and children and family services.

Marilyn contributed to the success of TDCSS for 25 years.