The CSAC employs an Executive Director and three counselling therapists. The CSAC also relies on a small core of volunteers who sit on the Board of Directors and who assist with programs and activities as needed.
Sarah Flemming – Executive Director – email@example.com
Sarah Flemming accepted the role as Executive Director of the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre in February 2020. Sarah has been thriving in the Human Services field for approximately 10 years, doing a variety of front-line work. Her experience varies in supporting young mothers, helping precariously housed people secure affordable housing, crisis management, programming and interventions for vulnerable persons, and mental health and addictions support. Sarah is culturally educated and inclusive, and has conquered numerous social justice obstacles to ensure her clients receive necessary support. Sarah enjoys working collaboratively with community partners, and is always eager to start a networking partnership. Sarah is looking forward to watching CSAC grow and achieve the goals established as needed within the community.
Sara-Lynne Lantz – Trauma Therapist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara-Lynne became a part of the CSAC in September 2016. Through individual and small-group counselling and support and psychoeducational programming, she strives to create a trauma-informed space that provides clients with the tools to empower and build on their strengths. Utilizing a client-centred approach, Sara-Lynne implements multiple techniques and strategies including, but not limited to, Strengths-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. Prior to working at the CSAC, Sara-Lynne was a School Counsellor and English teacher for five years with the CCRCE.
As an active advocate and support person, Sara-Lynne works to collaborate and connect with professionals and organizations in the Truro-area to best support the clients of the CSAC. She aspires to continue to work with clients who have experienced trauma, while furthering her training to provide greater holistic support and psychoeducation to families to help them learn and develop healthy strategies and an understanding of trauma. In addition, Sara-Lynne strongly believes in education and prevention programming for youth; creating and facilitating presentations on consent, online safety, healthy relationships, and trafficking and exploitation.
Nicole Williams– Counseling Therapist- email@example.com
Nicole holds a Masters of Counselling degree and is a Registered Counselling Therapist- Candidate with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. She began her career working with victimized youth and their families. She has since worked with both offenders and victims involved in domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood sexual abuse. Nicole integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, dependent upon the individual needs of each client. Nicole works from a strengths-based, client centered approach, aiming to empower and build upon client’s pre-existing strengths, values, and skills. She utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in her work. Trauma-informed practices guide Nicole in her work, and she strives to first and foremost create a safe space for her clients to process their experience. Nicole is currently completing her certification as a Play Therapist, and is trained in the Safe and Sound Protocol, which is a music-based trauma treatment.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Sam Madore- (Consultant & Mental Health Advocate)
John Butts – Treasurer
Jenna MacKeil – Secretary
(Ward 3 Town of Truro Councillor)
Debbie Pryor- Chairperson
(East End Community Association)
Susan Henderson ( Colchester Mental Health Association)
Lesa Douglas (Nova Institution for Women)
Chantal Bishop- (Family Practice Nurse NSHA)
Niki Henderson– (NorthEast Truck & Trailer)
Cheryl Young– (Registered Nurse)
Alysse Taggart– (Province of NS)
Sarah Flemming– (Colchester Sexual Assault Centre)