Leadership Team

Leadership

Our Team

Our Senior Leadership Team oversees the day to day operations of NEXUS Community Support Society. With diverse backgrounds in social services, business and healthcare, our team works together to lead our staff in creating inclusive community for all abilities.

Brandon Arnett

Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Arnett

Chief Executive Officer

Brandon has been with CSCL since 2009. He has worked in various areas of our organization, both within programming and leadership. In 2014 Brandon became the Society’s first Manager of Human Resources & Labour Relations. He worked hard to put policies and processes in place to standardize Employee Services. After his time in HR, Brandon became the Society’s CEO in January of 2019. He works collectively with our Leadership Team to ensure we are providing persons served, and their families, with quality services while providing our staff with great working environments. Brandon has a passion for the Social Service Sector within B.C. In 2019 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the BC CEO Network. Working with fellow CEO’s from across the Province, Brandon brings key issues to the table that effect those we support, those we employ and the way we do business. Brandon sees a bright future for CSCL and looks forward to working with our Board, Leadership, Staff and Persons Served – along with their families – to make our community a vibrant and welcoming place for everyone.

Brittany Wake

Chief Financial Officer

Brittany Wake

Chief Financial Officer

Brittany joined our Leadership Team in 2019 as part of our finance department. She has a passion for accounting which shines through in the work she does. Brittany continues to learn how unique and diverse the Social Service Sector is. She works alongside our Program Managers and other Admin staff to ensure our payroll and finance practices meet the needs of our employees and our organization at large. She continues to streamline and modernize our processes so as to meet ever demanding time constraints.

Steven Parker

Director of Operations

Steven Parker

Director of Operations

Steven joined our team in 2007. He has worked in many of our programs with a focus on Employment Services and Community Inclusion. In 2014 Steven became the Supervisor of Vocational Services where he worked with staff, persons served, their families and other stakeholders to ensure those with diverse-abilities get to access their community to the fullest. In 2018 Steven became the Manager of Community Inclusion and Employment Services. He worked with his teams to ensure persons served receive the best supports possible to maximize their potential. In 2020 Steven accepted the role of Director of Operations. With this, Steven will work with program managers and supervisors to ensure CSCL is providing the best services possible to those we support and their families. Steven will focus on service delivery, staff development and program growth.

Elaina Englesby

Director of Administration

Elaina Englesby

Director of Administration

Elaina joined our Senior Leadership Team in 2019 as our Director of Quality Assurance. Elaina is not new to our organization or the Social Service Sector in general. She has a diverse background within our sector both in B.C. and Alberta. She has worked in staffed residential services in a wide variety of capacities – from direct service delivery to leadership. In more recent years, Elaina has worked in administrative roles – many years of which she worked directly with policy development, occupational health and safety and accreditation. We are pleased to have Elaina as part of our Senior Leadership Team. Elaina’s past experience, along with her passion, drives us to provide safe and quality services. As part of our amalgamation, Elaina has taken on the role of Director of Administration; overseeing all administrative, health and safety, accreditation and continuous quality improvement processes.

Sheena Rivers

Director of Human Resources & Labour Relations

Sheena Rivers

Director of Human Resources & Labour Relations

Sheena joined our leadership team in August 2021 as our Director of Human Resources. Sheena has a passion for working with, and advocating for, individuals. This passion motivated her to obtain a Masters in Clinical Social Work. She is committed to ensuring that all employees have the training, education and support to provide quality care to persons served. Sheena believes education and training have the ability to empower employees to become their best selves.