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

Consultant – 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 community services sector while employers experience true sustainability. To accomplish this by supporting the CSBT Board of Trustees in ensuring the Trust is governed and administered with the highest standards of quality and ethics.

In his 40-year career providing leadership to not-for-profit community service agencies, Paul Wheeler was consistently concerned that employees in this sector receive the benefits and training necessary for them to provide the best support to the vulnerable people each agency existed to serve. During his last 15 years as Executive director of Semiahmoo House Society, he collaborated with colleagues and benefits specialists to form and launch CSBT as part of this commitment. In retirement, and while consulting, Paul works with others to ensure CSBT continues to evolve as the best benefits answer for both employers and their employees.

Liz Barnett

Former Executive Director of Bloom Group Community Services and North Shore Disability Resources Centre (NSDRC)

Goal as CSBT’s Vice Chair:
To ensure employees in the community services sector across Canada have benefits that reflect the diversity of the employers and their environments.

As Executive Director at Bloom Group and NSDRC, Liz Barnett oversaw agencies with over 250 employees, union and non-union. The people her agencies supported ranged from infants and their families, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness and community members. Liz has been involved in community services since 1979.

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, and meet the needs of, the community services sector across Canada.

Bill has 24-years of senior management experience in the not-for-profit community services sector including domestic violence, children’s mental health and services to persons with disabilities. As Executive Director of AiMHi Prince George, Bill oversaw 460 employees as they worked to build a strong community by providing advocacy, support and services to people with special needs and their families. Bill contributed to the success of AiMHi for 18 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 community 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

Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Bethesda Christian Association

Goal as CSBT Board Member:
To ensure organizations providing community-based services can provide their employees with the best and most cost-effective health and welfare benefits possible.

As the Chief Human Resources Officer for Bethesda, Darlys Carlson McDonald oversaw human resources for over 450 employees who support people with diverse abilities and their families throughout British Columbia with a wide range of services. From home living options, community-based activities, life skills and summer camps to employment services and family support, Bethesda empowers people to thrive. Bethesda is a service provider committed to building communities of belonging, where everyone’s abilities are welcomed and deeply valued. Darlys contributed to the success of Bethesda for 27 years.

Barb Cox-Lloyd

Former CEO,
Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon

Goal as CSBT Board Member:
To ensure community service organizations provide their employees with the best health packages to meet their diverse needs.

Barb Cox-Lloyd retired from Habitat for Humanity in 2019. Prior to joining Habitat, Barb was involved in the establishment of successful organizations and projects in Saskatchewan as a partner, advisor or volunteer for more than 30 years. In her roles in the non-profit sector, private industry and government, Barb has provided organizational development, marketing and human resource assistance to a variety of companies and organizations. As a small business owner, she recognized the value of social entrepreneurship for the development of community. Barb strongly believes that working together; we can grow strong, healthy communities.

Marilyn Lissimore

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

Goal as CSBT Board Member:
To connect with the agencies we serve to provide informed insight, leadership, and governance to CSBT in pursuit of a plan that meets the needs of the community service sector.

As Executive Director of TDCSS, Marilyn Lissimore oversaw 150 employees providing community living services, counseling and support, employment training, and children and family services. Marilyn has contributed to the success of TDCSS for 29 years.

Marilyn contributed to the success of TDCSS for 25 years.

Krista MacNeil

Executive Director of Victim Services of Durham Region

Goal as CSBT Board Member:
To enhance the health and well-being of social service agencies and their employees by ensuring access to cost-efficient, high quality benefits that meet the needs of diverse teams.

Krista MacNeil is a First Nations woman from Mi’kmaki Territory with over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Social Worker. As the Executive Director of Victim Services of Durham Region, Krista leads a team of dedicated crisis counsellors who support victims of crime and sudden tragedy. Her team was awarded the 2022 Attorney General’s Victim Services Team Award of Distinction and a 2022 Community Builders Award for their innovative prevention programming. Krista is an active volunteer in many areas across Durham and an appointee to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Youth Justice Task Force.

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