Interim Agency Coordinator
Community Partnerships & Public Education Coordinator
Jenn started volunteering at KSACC in 2018 and joined the staff in 2020. She is passionate about prevention and loves working with community partners to raise awareness about how we all have a role to play in ending gender-based violence. Her ethic is rooted in intersectional feminism, trauma awareness and body sovereignty and she endeavors to approach every aspect of her work through these lenses.
Agency Coordinator (parental leave)
Alix is a registered social worker with the BC College of Social Workers. Her background is in anti-violence and anti-human trafficking work. She has worked with women and children experiencing violence both in Canada and abroad. Alix’s practice is rooted in intersectional feminism, and the idea that every person is an expert in their own life. She works from an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach. This foundation guides her work with clients, always placing respect and dignity at the centre of the helping relationship.
Alix has a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding. She is currently training to become a certified Sexual Health Educator.
Alix’s goal in managing KSACC is to empower clients, volunteers, and staff to find their own path to healing, and to work creatively and collaboratively with the community in ending gendered violence.
Counselling Programs Manager
SAIP & STV Counsellor
Jennifer is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology.
As a counsellor, Jennifer’s goal is to create a safe and supportive space using a strengths-based approach. Working collaboratively with her clients, they explore stressors, create goals, and celebrate accomplishments.
Jennifer supports her clients by helping them move through traumatic events by regulating the nervous system and restoring safety in the body and mind. When clients complete their counselling journey, they will have gained coping, self-soothing and self-regulating strategies and have the confidence to manage their stressors and trauma symptoms. Jennifer believes that social supports and the community are necessities in healing from trauma and that survivors have the innate ability to regulate their stress and heal from painful events.
Jennifer draws from Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and relational-based approaches in her practice.
Georgia is a STV and SAIP Counsellor in Kamloops. Georgia has a Masters in Professional Social Work practice and over 7 years experience of working with vulnerable adults, children and families. Georgia is a registered Social Worker with Social Work England and has 3 years of experience working as a qualified Social Worker, predominantly supporting children in foster care. Georgia has attended specialised training for Domestic Violence and was the ‘Domestic Abuse champion’ in her previous role.
Georgia’s counselling approach includes using relationship-based practice to create an environment which is safe and client centered. Georgia’s strengths include using a solution focused and strengths based approach to empower her clients to make positive changes to their thinking patterns.
Kate is an STV counsellor. In Chase, she works with children 3-18 years old who have experienced violence in their families. In Chase and Kamloops she provides counselling for adults who have experienced physical, psychological, emotional and or sexual violence. Kate strives to support the communities of Chase and Kamloops in line with her core values of inclusivity, open-mindedness and respect. Her counselling approach is warm, client-centered, and draws largely on narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, art and play therapy. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is working towards her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She has worked at KSACC since 2018.
Community Based Victim Services Worker
Jody has been the CBVS worker at KSACC for 30 years. Jody started at KSACC in 1987 as a volunteer and in 1992 was hired as the Victim Support Worker.
In this capacity, Jody has assisted women, children and men through the process of going to court and giving evidence as Crown witnesses. She has supported victims of sexual/domestic violence in making reports to the RCMP, and assisted them with completing Victim Impact Statements, Crime Victim Assistance Applications and Third Party Reports.
Jody has sat on several provincial and community boards, representing KSACC and Community Based Victim Services.
Crisis Response Coordinator
Madeline has a Human Service diploma and a background in advocacy and anti-violence work. She has years of experience providing crisis intervention supports to women and children fleeing violence. Madeline practices from an intersectional, anti-oppressive framework. Madeline manages the Anti-Violence Crisis Line, and provides in-person support to those accessing Royal Inland Hospital following recent sexualized violence.
Abigail has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Human Service Diploma. Her background is in youth recreation and advocacy. She has worked with at-risk youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and exploitation, women and children fleeing violence, and has developed programming for children with diverse abilities. Abigail’s practice stems from a trauma informed lends and an anti-oppressive framework. She has a strong passion for brain development and how trauma impacts the brain. She believes in meeting those in need where they are at and focusing on the needs of clients.
Abigail’s goals with KSACC are to learn from the staff, volunteers and client’s, and to be a part of delivering KSACC’s wraparound supports for those facing violence in our community.
Client & Member Support Coordinator
Melinda is a Certified School and Community Support Worker, Registered Care Aide, and Certified Yoga Teacher with 16 years of experience at various local non-profits. Wrap around person centered support across the developmental lifespan has become the focus of Melinda’s career, and she finds joy reaching out to our shared community in new ways. Often the first point of contact when connecting with our centre, Melinda hopes you feel acknowledged and supported when you walk through our doors. Her passion for meeting folks where they’re at in meaningful ways and commitment to seeing each person as a whole being is the driving force behind her interactions.
Melinda works at the front desk at KSACC, and is responsible for reception duties, administrative support, client intakes, and office management.
Finance & Fund Development Manager
Jan is a Certified Professional Accountant of BC. Jan’s background is in forensic accounting, including anti-money laundering, which pivots with the anti-human trafficking efforts undertaken by financial institutions. He has worked in Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Far East in a professional career which spanned 22 years; working for the likes of Grant Thornton, PwC and Deloitte. Being the father of two girls, Jan is passionate about female empowerment and is proud to be associated with KSACC’s efforts to counsel women and children who were the victims of sexual assault and trauma.
Jan has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (in the process of recertifying).
Jan’s goal as Finance and Fund Development Manager is to support the Agency Coordinator in developing and maintaining sufficient levels of funding levels for the Agency, to ensure that the financial activities of the Agency are carefully managed and that the Agency is legally and regulatory compliant in all key respects.
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