CSAC Staff

The CSAC employs a community coordinator and two 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.

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Kendra MacKinnon – Community Coordinator – kendra@colchestersac.ca

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Kendra MacKinnon is a passionate coordinator who possesses knowledge and expertise working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Kendra embraces diversity and uniqueness of each person supported and focuses on assisting  survivors access to appropriate resources.   Growing up and working in Colchester County she is community orientated and holds strong community networking skills. Kendra is pleased to be a part of the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre and her new role in promotion and education of services provided to survivors of sexual assault in Colchester East Hants and surrounding areas.

Margaret Mauger – Executive Director and Counselling Therapist – info@colchestersac.ca

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Margaret became Executive Diretor of the CSAC in October 2010, after being a volunteer with the CSAC Board of Directors for five years. She has a Masters of Counselling Degree and is a Registered Counselling Therapist – Candidate with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists.

Margaret is a holistic, integrative and gender-sensitive counsellor who is knowledgeable and experienced with a vareity of therapeutic approaches and tools to best serve the client’s specific needs. She offers clients a safe and non-judgemental space to faciliate exploration, change and growth. She embraces diversity and uniqueness of each person and the issues they bring to counselling. She adheres to the highest ethical standards and conduct while providing an empowering and supportive space where clients can learn and practice new skills, tools and strategies in order to improve their self-confidence, well-being and life situation. She also operates and provides counselling and therapy in her part-time private practice. She specializes in areas of trauma, sexual abuse, sexual assault, grief, self-care and stress management.

Sara-Lynne Lantz – Trauma Therapist – sara-lynne@colchestersac.ca

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Sara-Lynne joined the CSAC in September 2016. Previously, Sara-Lynne spent five years working as a School Counsellor at Northumberland Regional High School. Sara-Lynne holds a Masters of Counselling Degree, with a thesis study (Anxiety and Art: Representations and Reflections) on anxiety and arts-based therapy from Acadia University.

Utilizing a client-centered, inclusive and equitable approach with strategies and techniques from Strengths-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Feminist Theory and Practice, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, and Arts-Based Therapy and Research Sara-Lynne strives to create a safe, supportive environment that provides clients with the tools to empower and build on their strengths in both one-on-one and small group counselling sessions. Sara-Lynne is an advocate for respect and diversity, as well as prevention and education. To this end, Sara-Lynne created a Twitter account to share tools, resources, and information, from PTSD and anxiety to information on consent and sexual violence. Follow us: @CSAC16

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Ruth Mitchell – Chairperson
(Soul Space Counselling & Bridges Institute)

John Butts – Treasurer
(JNE Accounting)

Heather-Anne Grant – Secretary
(Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus)

Lugene Young
(Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus)

Mary Jane Jeffery
(Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre)

Michelle MacLeod (South Colchester Academy)

Karen Degroot (Truro Police Service)

Margaret Mauger
(CSAC Executive Director & Counselling Therapist)

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