Nelson CARES board of directors is very pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2022 Jacqueline (Jac) Nobiss will assume the role of executive director. We feel fortunate that Jac has agreed to join our team.

Jac is warm, energetic, and possesses a wonderful sense of humour. They are a life-long learner with a SW, an MSW, an MBA and is currently working on a PHD. Jac has worked in remote communities and large urban centres as a counsellor, program coordinator, operations manager, and a business consultant.

Their passions include social development, economic development, and youth housing as well as many other challenges related to Indigenous, Metis and First Nations issues.

We also want to sincerely thank Jenny Robinson for her 15 years of dedication and leadership as executive director. Creating and sustaining a caring community has been Jenny’s unflagging focus as NCARES has grown to meet the needs of the community it serves. We know that whatever Jenny pursues next will be with passion and integrity.

As Nelson CARES Society embarks on this next chapter, the board of directors is confident that the organization’s staff, clients and funders will be well served and supported by Jac Nobiss in their role as executive director and the board is excited about what this next chapter holds for both Nelson CARES and the community it supports.

Ron Little, board chair said “We look forward to working with Jac who will bring us new perspectives and open our eyes to new opportunities for creating a caring community in Nelson. Our most heartfelt thanks to Jenny and a warm welcome to Jac.”

Nelson CARES Society