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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.

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.

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
info@svnb.ca

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Lorraine Whalley Executive Director
Lorraine Whalley, RSW (she/her) 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 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.
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Jenn Gorham Associate Director
Jenn Gorham, (she/her) Associate Director
Jenn has been working at SVNB since June of 2006.  As Program Coordinator, 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.
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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.
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Maggie Forsythe Director of Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Programming
Maggie Forsythe, MEd., CCC (she/her) Director of Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Programming
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 SVNB in 2010 and became part of the SVNB 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 (she/her) Counsellor
Lesley began her journey with SVNB as a volunteer from 1992 to 2003. During that time, she worked at SVNB 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 SVNB 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.
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Sam Herbert Counsellor
Sam Herbert Counsellor
Sam is passionate about working with organizations centred around community and supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse. She has been working directly with survivors of sexual violence and abuse since 2016 and has A Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychology Association. Sam is dedicated to ongoing learning and working from an anti-oppressive, decolonizing, and feminist framework.
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Tanya Smith Director of Intervention Services
Tanya Smith, BSW, MSW, RSW (she/her) Director of Intervention Services
Tanya has been with SVNB 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 Engagement Coordinator
Andie Marks, (she/her) Community Engagement Coordinator
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.
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Ashley Young Education Coordinator
Ashley Young, (she/her) 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.
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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.
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Megen Gaudet Systems Advocate
Megen Gaudet, BSW, RSW (she/her) Systems Advocate
Megen joined Sexual Violence New Brunswick as a collective member in spring 2019 and as a staff member in February 2020. In her role as Systems Advocate, Megen completes the intakes at SVNB, and provides support, advocacy, and information for survivors of sexual violence who are navigating government or social systems. Megen is passionate about working collaboratively within the community and helping to reduce barriers to accessing services for survivors.