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Sexual Violence New Brunswick 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.

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Sexual Violence New Brunswick:

P.O. Box 174
Fredericton, NB
E3B 4Y9

Business Line: 506.454.0460
Support Line: 506.454.0437
Fax: 506.457.2780

Lorraine Whalley Executive Director
Lorraine Whalley, RSW (she/her) Executive Director
Lorraine has been a member of the SVNB 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 SVNB 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.
Jenn Gorham Director of Operations
Jenn Gorham, (she/her) Director of Operations
Jenn has been working at SVNB since 2006. As Director of Operations, Jenn oversees a number of programs that have her working directly with the volunteers of SVNB, with community members to build capacity when working with survivors, and with youth to build healthier relationships. Jenn is also enthusiastic about offering training and support to those who work in front line, caregiver roles.
Jenn Richard Director of Strategic Development
Jenn Richard, (she/her) Director of Strategic Development
Jenn began as a volunteer at SVNB in 2006 and joined the staff in 2007.  As Director of Strategic 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 Director of Intervention Services
Maggie Forsythe, MEd., CCC (she/her) Director of Intervention Services
Maggie joined the Interventions team at SVNB in 2010, with a Master’s degree in counselling. As the Director of Intervention Services, Maggie has been a counsellor at our downtown and campus locations for over a decade and has advocated for systemic change and better supports for survivors across the province. As a feminist and trauma-specific counsellor, Maggie integrates the essence of compassion, curiosity, and hope into sessions with survivors. She strives to empower those with lived experience of violence, centering the voices of survivors, and advocating for those who experience oppression in our society.
Kylie Bergfalk Research Coordinator
Kylie Bergfalk, (she/her) Research Coordinator
Kylie started as a volunteer at SVNB in 2017 and began working on staff as a project coordinator in 2019. Her work has benefited SVNB's professional development trainings, particularly in the criminal justice sector. Kylie is committed to making trauma-informed, feminist support more widely available to people coping with the impacts of sexual violence.
Catherine Gosselin Community Engagement Coordinator
Catherine Gosselin, (she/her) Community Engagement Coordinator
Catherine joined SVNB in 2022. Her work on the provincial team consists of facilitating trainings to service providers, connecting with the various sexual violence services in New Brunswick, and engaging with the community. Catherine works across the province in both official languages. Education and the eradication of systemic oppression are at the centre of her work.
Andie Marks Coordinator, Leading Systemic Change in Policing for Survivors of Sexual Violence in New Brunswick
Andie Marks, (she/her) Coordinator, Leading Systemic Change in Policing for Survivors of Sexual Violence in New Brunswick
Andie has been a volunteer since since 2016 and transitioned into a staff position in 2017. Her work is centred around improving access to resources, support, and justice for survivors of sexual violence by working with institutions and service providers across New Brunswick through professional development, policy, and advocacy. Andie is particularly interested in understanding justice through an anti-oppressive survivor-centered, and trauma-informed lens.
Hilary Swan Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
Hilary Swan, M.Ed, CCC (she/her) Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
Hilary Swan (she/her), lives, works and plays on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples, colonially known as Fredericton. She is a Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate serving the tri-campus community in providing counselling, advocacy and educational programming. She approaches her work from a feminist based, trauma informed framework that aims to support survivors in reclaiming power and agency within their lives. Hilary is a fierce advocate for survivors safety and justice as they navigate their healing journeys, always looking for opportunities to remove barriers and increase accessibility. She holds a Master of Education in Counselling degree from the University of New Brunswick and has worked in the fields of counselling, gender based violence, and innovation within the non-for-profit, post-secondary and government sectors. In her spare time she can be found exploring the outdoors or trying out a new hobby.
Megen Gaudet Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
Megen Gaudet, BSW, RSW (she/her) Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
Megen became an SVNB volunteer in 2019 and joined the staff in 2020 as a registered social worker. In her work as a Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate, she works to provide therapeutic support and advocacy for survivors on campus. Megen is passionate about working collaboratively within the community and helping to reduce barriers to accessing services for survivors.
Ashley Young Education Lead
Ashley Young, (she/her) Education Lead
Ashley joined the SVNB Collective and staff in 2017. A large part of her role as the Education Lead 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.
Rachelle McLean Counsellor
Rachelle McLean, M.Ed, CCC, LCT-C (she/they) Counsellor
Rachelle joined the SVNB team in 2022 and has a Master’s in Education (Counselling) degree from UNB. She is a registered member of both the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick. Rachelle’s therapeutic approach with clients is rooted in a feminist, trauma-informed, and strength-based framework. She works to create and maintain a safe environment where clients are seen as the experts in their own experience while emphasizing client strengths, values, and achievements.
Shadi Bleiken Counsellor
Shadi Bleiken, M.Ed, CCC, LCT-C (she/her) Counsellor
Shadi has a Masters in Education (Counselling) from UNB and is a registered member of both the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association and the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick. Shadi first joined Sexual Violence New Brunswick as a collective member in 2021 before becoming a staff member in 2022. In her role as a Counsellor, Shadi orients her therapeutic services and psychoeducation from a feminist and trauma informed perspective. Her mission is to provide a supportive space where survivors are empowered using a strength-based framework.
Abigail MacLean Post-Secondary Institution Learning Strategist
Abigail MacLean, BA, Family Violence Certificate (she/her) Post-Secondary Institution Learning Strategist
Abigail joined the SVNB Collective and staff in 2020. Her role as PPSI Learning Strategist addresses sexual assault responses in public post-secondary institutions and suggest survivor-centred amendments to policymakers. She is passionate about feminist activism and dismantling oppressive systems.
Jennie Giles Legal Support Advocate
Jennie Giles, BSW, RSW (she/her) Legal Support Advocate
Jennie joined the SVNB staff in 2024 with a Bachelor of Social Work. As the Legal Support Advocate, Jennie assists survivors in navigating the legal system. Jennie is committed to empowering survivors by educating them about their rights and supporting them through the criminal justice system, aiming to reduce their stress and act as a strong ally in their journey.
Camille Léger Post-Secondary Institution Engagement Coordinator
Camille Léger, BA (she/they) Post-Secondary Institution Engagement Coordinator
Camille joined Sexual Violence New Brunswick in 2022. As Post-Secondary Institution Engagement Coordinator, they are coordinating a two-year pilot project which aims to connect post-secondary institutions with their local sexual violence agencies in hopes of creating safer campuses and trauma-informed reception for students who have been affected by sexual violence. Camille’s passion for intersectional feminism, education, and collaboration fuel her work to aid the creation of better campuses for survivors through the establishment of sustainable networks of support.
Torey Solomon Indigenous Community Response Advisor
Torey Solomon, BSW (she/her/ehpit) Indigenous Community Response Advisor
Torey joined SVNB in 2023 with a Mi’kmaq Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work. She works with community-based organizations and Indigenous leaders to develop a trauma-informed approach for addressing sexual violence in Indigenous communities. Torey is a strong advocate for policy change, systemic reform, and social justice for Indigenous peoples.
Jessica Jones ILA + Fredericton Coordinator
Jessica Jones, (she/her) ILA + Fredericton Coordinator
Taryn Abernethy Support Line Coordinator
Taryn Abernethy, BA, BSc (she/her) Support Line Coordinator
Taryn started as a volunteer in 2021 before joining the staff as the support line coordinator in 2023. Her main rolls include managing the volunteers on the support line as well as recruiting and training new SVNB volunteers. Taryn is proud to advocate for and support all survivors and is passionate about ending gender-based violence and building community resources.
Eve Baird Systems Advocate
Eve Baird, BA, BSW, RSW (she/her) Systems Advocate
Eve started at SVNB in 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology and a Bachelor of Social Work. Her role as Systems Advocate is to advocate with and support survivors as they navigate through various complex social systems. Eve also facilitates the intake appointments. She is committed to creating a safe(r) welcoming space and keeping survivors in the centre of all her work.