Our Team

Executive Director

Meghan Trussler (she/her)
705-840-2403 ext. 1

Office Administrator

Melinda Shank (she/her)
705-840-2403 ext. 0

Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Team

Kylee Bakowski (she/her)
Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator

Natalie Austin (she/her)
Sexual Violence Prevention Educator

Taylor Desormeau (she/her)
Sexual Violence Prevention Educator (Contract)

Counselling Team

We currently have 2 full-time, permanent trauma counsellors, 1 full-time contract trauma counsellor and 1 vacant position.

Due to our counsellor and client privacy, we do not publish counsellor contact information. 

To arrange counselling services, please contact our Office Assistant, Melinda (she/her) at info@ameliarising.ca or 705-840-2403 ext. 0.


Often people make assumptions about the gender of the person based on their name or appearance. Those assumptions aren’t always correct. In creating an inclusive environment respectful of all gender identities, we are letting you know how you can refer to our staff members without you having to make assumptions.

For more on personal pronouns and why they matter visit here: https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why/