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.
Saip & stv counsellor
Maureen is Iroquois Cree/Metis from Treaty 6 territory. Maureen has a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in psychology and a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology. Maureen’s thesis focused on understanding disrupted orders of eating (eating disorders) through Indigenous Focusing Orientated Therapy lens.
Maureen draws from Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Indigenous approaches to health and wellness. Maureen’s goal is to create a safe, gentle, and supportive space where people she sits with can explore their inner experiences, create goals, work through and tolerate emotions, and celebrate successes. Maureen is dedicated to providing multicultural and trauma informed therapy.
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.
Crisis Response Coordinator
Madeline has a diploma in Human Service and has been working in the anti-violence sector for eight years. As a young woman, Madeline worked at a transition house, providing crisis intervention services and support to women and children fleeing violence. Madeline practices from a strengths-based, person-centered approach; she believes each person she supports is the expert of their lives. Madeline manages KSACC’s 24/7 anti-violence crisis and provides in-person support to survivors navigating forensic examination and medical care at Royal Inland Hospital.
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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