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Marilyn L. Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer

Marilyn Weber

Marilyn L. Weber, president and CEO of DIS, is a certified sign language interpreter and has an adult daughter who is deaf. Marilyn has been working for more than 25 years promoting accessible communication, and advocating for the rights of the deaf community. She has interpreted in hundreds of professional situations, and conducts deaf awareness workshops, cultural diversity training, and ADA Compliance Consulting. Marilyn has over 2,900 hours of related professional training.

Marilyn has received several awards from various organizations recognizing her work and dedication to the deaf community, including the National Innovation Award from the Women President’s Organization (WPO); Outstanding Philanthropic Small Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP); the San Antonio Ethics in Business Finalist Award from the City of San Antonio and the Ecumenical Center; Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility Award from the San Antonio Independent Living Services’ (SAILS) 24th Annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration- San Antonio; and the ADA Employer of the Year award from the 18th Annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration- San Antonio.

Marilyn has a pharmacy degree from the California Paramedical and Technical College where she graduated as salutatorian of her class.

John F. Weber, Vice President of Risk & Compliance/COO

John FisherJohn F. Weber, vice president of risk & compliance and COO for DIS, is responsible for risk management, technology, business operations and consulting. John is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and was elected to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He received the ACFE’s “Outstanding Achievement in Government Award” and was Awarded CFE of the year 2017.

As a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) John earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential, making him Board Certified in Security Management. He was also co-winner of ASIS’s “Excellence in Performance Management” award.

John received his bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College in communications and sociology. He then received his master’s degree from California State University in social science and criminal justice. John later graduated from San Antonio College Law Enforcement Training Academy and earned his Texas Master Peace Officer license.

Forrest Weber, Designer/Media Manager

Forrest WeberForrest Weber, designer and media manager at DIS, is also a minority owner. Having been with the company for over eight years, his role has grown recently, and he is now facilitating most of DIS’s design and advertising work. Forrest’s experience includes working for both the San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He lives in New York City, acting as DIS’ rep for the Northeast region of America, while simultaneously enjoying a career in theatre, film, and television.

Crystal Tower, Coordinator and Deaf Support Specialist

Crystal D. Tower, coordinator for DIS, has been with the company since 2004.

Crystal manages scheduling and billing and assists with all aspects of business operations for DIS.

Crystal’s educational background includes training in business, accounting, deaf studies and is certified in equine management. She enjoys working with horses and being outdoors in her spare time. Crystal, who was born deaf and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), is married to a certified sign language interpreter. Their son, who is hard-of-hearing, is also fluent in ASL.

Crystal is working on becoming a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI)

Belinda S. Cloud, Accounting Manager

Belinda S. Cloud, accounting manager at DIS, is an accounting and office management professional with over thirty years of experience. At DIS Belinda handles the daily accounting records, accounts receivable and billing. She is very proficient with accounting and software systems, including CPSI, QuickBooks and Microsoft products.

Belinda is one of DIS’ remote team members – working from a remote office in Truth or Consequences, N.M.; she comes onsite to the main office for two weeks approximately every other month.

Belinda has an associate of arts from California State at San Bernardino and an associate of art degree from Riverside City College. She is currently attending New Mexico State University to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree in business.

Tina Whiteside, Office Coordinator - San Antonio

Tina Whiteside

Tina Whiteside is responsible for the Receipt and Confirmation of all Requests and keeping the schedule updated on a daily basis. She assists with scheduling interpreters as needed and all office duties. Tina is also a Computer Assisted Note-taker for deaf individuals who are not proficient in sign language.

Tina’s experience includes positions in Insurance and New home building as well as Education, Sales and Training.

She was raised in San Antonio and surrounding areas and is a graduate of Clark High School. After living and working in Austin for 20 years, she is happy to be back in her home town of San Antonio. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, church-related activities and Classic Rock Music.

“I am honored to be a part of Deaf Interpreter Services. I have great respect and admiration for the integrity of our team, Interpreters and management and am very proud to be part of the family of DIS. “

Issac R. Shamas - Project Coordinator

Issac has extensive experience in the social service field, as a member of the board of directors with disABILITYsa, a volunteer with Autism Treatment Center, and as Co-Chair for “Autism Uncovered”.

He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelors in Information Technology and Associate Degree in Computer Security.

Issac’s responsibilities include managing of project/strategy and business development. Issac is also a liaison with our various social media and public relations outreach efforts

Abel E. Lopez - Webmaster & Deaf Support Specialist

Abel Lopez, Webmaster, brings years of IT/Web Development Experience to the team with motivation to meet or exceed the expectations of the team, while maintaining website security. In addition to Web Development, Abel serves as a Deaf Support Specialist at Various Schools working with deaf students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

Abel is a Graduate of St. Philips College where he excelled in IT and Web Development with a Minor in Tai Chi. Additionally, Abel holds over 10 Continuing Education certifications to cover the various common languages of the Internet such as Ruby on Rails, Django, Python, PHP, MySQL, MariaDB, and Linux Systems Administration. Abel spends time surfing the internet studying new techniques, software, technologies as well as networking with other IT Professionals in various fields.

When Abel is away from the computer he enjoys spending time with his Wife, 3 children, and his Dog. In addition to his Jewelry Crafting, and Sewing Hobbies, Abel enjoy rooting for his favorite Sports Team San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys.

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