Board Directors

Leadership

Our Board

A volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for leading NEXUS Community Support Society. Our Board consists of parents and members of our community. Each Director brings their experience, education, and professionalism to the Board, ultimately steering the course of the organization as we continue to evolve and grow.

Joanne Thom

President

For more than 30 years, Joanne has been a valued member of our board. She currently serves as Board Chair and has held many different positions since the early 1990s (then Cranbrook Society for Community Living).

Having joined the board as a mother and successful businessperson, Joanne has been a strong advocate for the organization. Her expertise and passion for the cause have been invaluable assets to our organization.

In addition to her role on the board, Joanne is heavily involved in Special Olympics at the local, provincial & national levels as a coach & regional coordinator. Currently, she sits on the Special Olympics British Columbia Board.

Helen White

Vice-President

Helen White

Vice-President

Helen has been an active volunteer her entire adult life. She believes that contributing to a better society is an important part of the human experience. Helen worked as a professional secretary for many years before obtaining a degree in Elementary Education. Upon retiring from teaching, Helen became a member of the CDSCL board in 2015. She became a member of NEXUS board in 2022.

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Chad Jensen

Treasurer

Chad Jensen

Treasurer

Susan Davis

Director

With a career in healthcare that spanned nearly 40 years as a registered nurse, Susan loves her work. For the past 14 years, Susan has focused on helping individuals with developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders. As the previous chair of CDSCL board, she also assisted with the amalgamation which formed NEXUS. As an ardent believer in inclusive settings, Susan believes we must support the rights of our clients while assisting them in fulfilling their responsibilities.

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Laurie Goodlad

Director

Laurie Goodlad

Director

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Charlotte Ternoway

Director

Charlotte Ternoway

Director

Joyce Beattie

Director

As the board’s newest member, Joyce brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for the betterment of communities. With a professional background in social worker, Joyce has worked extensively with the First Nation communities in different regions of B.C.

She strongly believes in the power of collaboration and working with the community to help create meaningful change.

Joyce looks forward to contributing to the organization and working together to help create a safe and supportive environment.