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The Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre is a collective of dedicated and passionate members who are committed to ending sexual violence. Our experienced and professional staff work to further the goals of the Centre and to provide support and resources to all those affected by sexual violence.

Please contact us to get more information on any of our programs and services. Please note that email is not a secure medium and privacy cannot assured. Confidential information should never be sent over the internet.

Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre:

P.O. Box 174
Fredericton, NB
E3B 4Y9

 Business Line: 506.454.0460
 Support Line: 506.454.0437
 Fax: 506.457.2780
 fsacc@nb.aibn.com

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Lorraine Whalley Executive Director
Lorraine Whalley, RSW Executive Director
Lorraine has been a member of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre Collective since 1983 and on staff since 1984. Lorraine has been a dedicated activist for over 30 years, working toward the eradication of violence against women.  She has worked with hundreds of committed volunteers and staff at FSAC to deliver preventative education programs, group and individual counselling to survivors of sexual violence, and actively promote social change. Lorraine sits on a variety of provincial committees, such as the NB Domestic Violence Death Review Committee and the NB Working Group on Human Trafficking.
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Jenn Gorham Program Coordinator
Jenn Gorham, Program Coordinator
Jenn has been working at FSAC since June of 2006.  As Program Coordinator, Jenn oversees a number of programs that have her working directly with the volunteers of FSAC, with community members to build capacity when working with survivors, and with youth to build healthier relationships.  Jenn is also enthusiastic about offering trauma stewardship training and support to those who work in front line, caregiver roles.
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Jenn Richard Director of Community Development
Jenn Richard, Director of Community Development
Jenn began as a volunteer at FSAC in 2006, and joined the staff in 2007.  As Director of Community Development, Jenn works throughout New Brunswick in helping communities develop and enhance sexual assault services for survivors.  Jenn is a community builder and is passionate about developing strong community partnerships that will end the isolation and silence around sexual violence.
Maggie Forsythe Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
Maggie Forsythe, MEd., CCC Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
With a Masters in Counselling and certification from the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, Maggie has worked in the fields of sexual violence counselling and addictions since 2007. Maggie began work at FSAC in 2010 and became part of the FSAC collective in 2013. As the Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate, Maggie provides therapeutic support and advocacy for individuals on campus who have been impacted by sexual violence. Maggie also co-facilitates the Counselling Survivors of Sexual Violence training and Women’s Support Group. Through these roles, Maggie serves her passion for supporting survivors as well as enhancing the community response and prevention of sexual violence within our communities.
Lesley Hicks Brannen Counsellor
Lesley Hicks Brannen, BSW, RSW Counsellor
Lesley began her journey with FSAC as a volunteer from 1992 to 2003. During that time, she worked at FSAC on several short-term projects as a summer student, as acting Dating Violence Coordinator, as a researcher and as a support group facilitator. After a short break to dedicate time to her young family, Lesley came back to FSAC in 2009 as a part-time counsellor in the Sexual Assault Counselling Program.  Lesley is dedicated to on-going learning in a feminist, trauma informed approach to working with and supporting women and their families in the aftermath of sexual violence.
Sharron Phillips Counsellor
Sharron Phillips, MEd. Counsellor
Sharron began as a volunteer at FSAC in 2014, and soon joined the staff in 2015. She graduated from UNB in 2013 with her M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology and has since taken further training in Counselling Survivors in Sexual Violence, Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Process Therapy and is certified through the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association. Sharron is passionate about working with women, helping them to be empowered and experience an improved quality of life.
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Tanya Smith Project Coordinator
Tanya Smith, BSW, MSW, RSW Project Coordinator
Tanya has been with FSAC since 2017 as a staff member and a collective member. She has extensive experience and is passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma as well as crisis intervention, ethics, and mental wellness. Tanya has a Bachelor and Master of Social Work as well as many years of experience providing support services, skills training, and counselling to families and individuals. Tanya is developing an integrated trauma-informed response model for the Fredericton region and coordinates the sexual assault counselling team and the volunteer program.
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Andie Marks Community Facilitator
Andie Marks, Community Facilitator
Andie has been a member of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre Collective starting in the Spring of 2016 and began her journey on staff in 2017 as Community Facilitator. Andie works throughout New Brunswick in both official languages to deliver professional development training and help communities build capacity when developing sexual assault services for survivors. Andie is passionate about helping individuals and communities feel empowered and capable when advocating for survivors.
Melanie Perrin Counsellor
Melanie Perrin, M.Ed Counsellor
Melanie graduated with an M.Ed in Counselling Psychology from UNB in 2013, and is certified with the CCPA. Working with trauma was a primary goal entering the field, and has been the focus throughout her career. Melanie began working as a volunteer child facilitator with a Domestic Violence support group and moved into a Domestic Violence Outreach counselling role in Saint John. She joined the FSAC counselling team in May 2017. With a background in bodywork, Melanie is always looking at the mind-body-spirit connection in her clients, with an awareness of the impact that sexual violence has on all of these spheres in the individual’s life.
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Ashley Young Youth Education Coordinator
Ashley Young, Youth Education Coordinator
Ashley joined the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre as a volunteer collective member in Spring 2017 and shortly after became an employee as the Youth Education Coordinator. A large part of her role is to deliver school based workshops on sexual harassment and assault, consent and healthy relationships within Fredericton and surrounding areas. Ashley is passionate about the importance of creating a dialogue among youth around sexual violence, as well as working within the community to fill in gaps of services for youth.