The Resource team

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Michaela MacLachlan (she/her)

Executive Director

Michaela has been with the centre since 2009, and has worked her way up the ranks beginning as the administrative assistant to office manager and finally to Executive Director. Through a combination of these years of experience, involvement in the community, and education from both  St. Mary’s University and the Nova Scotia Community College, Michaela ensures that the organization runs smoothly and has a myriad of knowledge to help not only the staff and the board, but also the women in our community.

Michaela is a woman with a true belief that helping our community can really make a difference for everyone who lives here.“It has been my experience that when you treat people with kindness and dignity, connections are made and people are able to be successful in whatever they set their minds too.”

sarah pearson (she/her)

Women's Support Worker

Sarah has dedicated her career to working with families, youth and children and is passionate about helping at risk individuals reach their fullest potential. Her combination of studying Fine Arts at NSCADU and Child and Youth Work at MSVU helps her address the needs of individuals in crisis through creative interventions.

For over 15 years she has developed and facilitated various programs for The Boys and Girls Club, Department of Community Services and her own childcare business as well as various arts education programs and workshops within the community. She has worked as a youth worker, behavioral interventionist, respite foster parent and support worker.

Sarah loves spending time with her daughter and husband, drinking coffee, cuddling animals, making art and collecting records.

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jennifer teal (she/her)

Office Coordinator to the stars 

Jennifer studied Child and Youth Care at the NSCC and has a long history with non profit organizations including: Colchester Residential Services Society, the Truro Inclusion Project, Phoenix Youth Programs and has a history with the Lotus Centre.  In 2009 Jennifer ran the Girl Power program (now called Empower) and she was a member of the board back in 2017-18. 

Jennifer spends most of her time with her two cats: Leonard and Dwight, and loves every dog she's ever met.  Jennifer is full of adventure and enjoys nature, cooking (and eating), live music, shopping, and spending time with her husband being as nerdy as possible.  

Gus

Team Motivator

Gus is a small dog with a big personality! A 10 year-old poodle/bichon.

He is sweet, charming, affectionate and gentle.

He loves snuggles, cuddles and making new friends.

You will often find Gus hanging out at his person’s desk (Michaela) or exploring the center making sure everyone has a smile on her face.