As a California non-profit corporation, Community Interface Services is governed by a five member volunteer Board of Directors.
Elizabeth Miles, President
Liz Miles is the lead for the Performance Improvement Team in Quality Improvement for the County of San Diego, Behavioral Health Services. She has been a member of the County of San Diego’s Behavioral Health Services team since 2004. Prior to her employment with the County, she was employed by Community Interface Services as a supported living coordinator for three years and was director for a Welfare to Work training program working with low income individuals. She has vast experience in social services and workforce development, working with both individuals diagnosed with a mental illness and individuals with a developmental disability. Liz received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University, a Masters of Public Health in Health Service Administration, and a Masters of Social Work from San Diego State University. “As a former employee of CIS, I’m proud of the way we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we provide services for. I’m honored to continue my involvement with individuals so passionate and compassionate for the community they serve.”
Dr. Bruce Willbrant, Vice President
Dr. Bruce Willbrant is currently a Veterinarian at Midland Animal Clinic in Poway. A native of upstate New York, he earned a degree in psychology at the State University of New York – Oswego, and began working with adults with developmental disabilities in 1989. After working for a few years and traveling the country, he arrived in San Diego, where he worked for Community Interface Services from 1993-2012, Bruce held numerous positions at the agency, most recently as the supervisor of the housing program. In this role he helped about 30 individuals achieve their dream of home ownership, and he served on several task forces and committees as an advocate for home ownership and affordable housing for people with disabilities. During this time, he began volunteering with the San Diego Humane Society, which led to working with the Spay Neuter Action Project to help address the problem of pet overpopulation. These experiences inspired him to pursue a second career in veterinary medicine. After completing an MBA from California State University, San Marcos and veterinary school at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine he returned to San Diego County and has served on the Community Interface board since 2016. “I feel honored to have been involved with Community Interface Services over the past 25 years, first as an employee and now as a member of the Board. The professionalism and dedication of the staff has always been amazing, and the great relationships formed between staff and clients have helped thousands of individuals in San Diego County become more independent as they worked to achieve their goals.”
Kimberly Larsen, Secretary
Kim joined Community Interface Services in 1988 after having previously worked with individuals with disabilities in several roles, including United Cerebral Palsy and the Special Olympics. During her long tenure with Community Interface Services, Kim has been a Resource Counselor, Program Supervisor, and served as the Associate Director from 1994-2016. In July of 2016, the Board of Directors appointed her to the role of Executive Director/CEO, where she is now responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of the agency; at the same time she was also elected to the position of Secretary on the Board. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Social Service Emphasis from California State University San Marcos, a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the University of San Francisco, and has completed post-graduate work in Rehabilitation Administration at the San Diego State University Interwork Institute Leadership Forum. “I truly enjoy what I do because of the quality people I get to work with every day. Together, we do great things and make Community Interface Services a fabulous place to work.”
Dr. Rose Mueller-Hanson, Treasurer
Rose worked for Community Interface Services as a resource counselor and human resources supervisor from 1994-1998. After working for eighteen years as an organizational psychologist, most recently as a Director of Talent Solutions for a professional services organization, she returned to Community Interface Services in May of 2016 as the Associate Director/CFO. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University and is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Rose has served as a member of Community Interface’s board since 2003 with past roles of President and Vice President and the current role of Treasurer. She is the sister of a man with Autism. “It’s wonderful to work at an organization that helps people achieve their dreams. I’m so proud of what we have been able to achieve with our clients and so grateful that my brother has access to such outstanding services.”
Sharareh Mohebbi, Boardmember
Sharareh works as an accountant and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services and Business. A Boardmember since 2005, she is a former employee of Community Interface Services, and loved the purpose of the agency and working with staff and clients. “What the agency does for society is the thing that motivates me the most. Seeing real people caring and giving to others; unique gifted people that go out of their way to help people in need.” Sharareh loves to travel and explore new things.
Ann Prater, Boardmember
Ann has served on the Board from 1989 - 1991, and again since 2001. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, and later earned a Master's in Education with an emphasis on "Leadership and Advancement" from California State University at Chico where she now works as the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advancement Director. “Community Interface Services has a consistent legacy for high-quality services to the underserved population of developmentally disabled children and adults. I feel privileged to be a part of a team that does such good for the people it serves.”