These are the faces of a dedicated team of professionals who guide the daily operations of Community Interface Services.
Ashley Floyd, Supervisor
Ashley joined Community Interface staff in 2010 as a CIT Resource Counselor. Before CIS, Ashley provided respite, independent living and Early Intervention services in Humboldt County. Ashley graduated from Ashford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. After 1 year with CIS, Ashley became a Coordinator in the CIT department and recently, Ashley was promoted to supervise Day Your Way, CIS’s tailored day program. Ashley says, “I am so blessed to work for such a great company and with great people. I couldn’t see myself working anywhere else!”
Autumn Ortiz, Supervisor
Autumn came to CIS in 2014 after working as a service administrator in Montana with children and families. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University and has also worked for several years in medical social work while living in Texas. Autumn's yearning to be closer to family and sunshine brought her back to San Diego and her desire to continue her work in non-profits brought her to CIS. She is honored to be working as a coordinator for Community Interface and enjoys the daily rewards and challenges that come with the position. Autumn is very thankful to be employed by an agency that puts the clients we serve first and appreciates the employees who provide the services.
Cheryl Carman, Senior Staff Accountant
Cheryl Carman (also known as Cat) joined Community Interface Services on February 14, 2006. She comes to our organization with twenty-six years of Accounting/Bookkeeping experience. Prior to joining us, Cheryl’s first experience with individuals with developmental disabilities was at home while growing up, as she has a brother with Cerebral Palsy and had assisted at several Special Olympic gatherings. She expressed a great satisfaction knowing she was working for an organization that is making such great strides in the community.
Darcy Dahlen, Senior Supervisor
Darcy came to Community Interface Services following college where she double majored in Sociology and Psychology. Her previous experiences include internships as an aide at a Senior Center and as a parent advocate. At CIS, Darcy excelled in direct service, juggling a difficult Independent Living caseload. She was promoted to Unit Supervisor in 1996 and has since worked in both the Independent and Supported Living programs. As a parent, Darcy appreciates the supportive, family friendly work environment at CIS and the very rewarding work. Darcy says, “I enjoy the people and my coworkers. It’s just a fabulous place to work."
Iliana Keenan, Supervisor
Iliana joined Community Interface Services in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and experience working with adults with Development Disabilities. During her experience working with Community Interface Services, she has been a Resource Counselor and a Coordinator in our Community Integration, Independent Living, RSVP and Supported Living Programs. Currently, Iliana is supervising our Independent Living Program. She is proud to be part of a team that truly cares for the people we serve and wants to make a difference.
Kristine Simpson, Supervisor
Kristine studied hearing impairments and speech problems and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University where she also attained fluency in American Sign Language. On staff since 1998, Kristine started out as a Resource Counselor in the Fallbrook area for our Community Integration Training (CIT) Program. Kristine moved up the vocational services ranks to become a Program Coordinator and then, in 2007, took over the program reins as CIT Unit Supervisor. Now as the Supported Employment Supervisor, Kristine says she finds satisfaction in assisting people with challenges every day.
Maegan Monnig, Supervisor
Maegan joined Community Interface Services in 2008, as a Coordinator in the Community Integration Program, after moving from Washington state to Oceanside. She attended Central Washington University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, and minor's in Studio Art and Art History. During her time at Community Interface Services, Maegan has been a Coordinator in Supported Living, Independent Living/Supported Employment/Day Your Way programs, as well as assisting with RSVP. She is currently a Supervisor in the Community Integration Program.
Patty Adams, Special Projects Supervisor
Patty came on board in 2014 as a Financial Programs Coordinator. Her previous work experience was in accounting and finance in the for-profit sector and she was excited for something new in the field of human services. In her current role as Supervisor, Patty oversees the financial management programs including RSVP and FMS and works on other special projects for the agency. Patty enjoys interacting with Community Interface Services’ diverse stakeholders and says, “It’s a pleasure to see all of the opportunities that are provided to our clients and how the services truly make a difference in their lives.”