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Joss Richer, Executive Director

Originally from Montreal, Joss and his family made Fredericton their home in 1994. A visual artist with a particular interest in drawing and sculpture, he taught art to children, adults, and seniors for the University of New Brunswick, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and at the NB College of Craft and Design. Joss served on the board of Connexion Artist-Run Centre as treasurer and chair of the selection committee, and also chaired the exhibition committee at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre for several years. Prior to joining artsnb, he was manager of UNB Online for nearly 15 years. Joss holds a B.Sc. from the Université de Sherbrooke, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Guelph. You can contact him at (506) 478-4610, or by email (execdirgen@artsnb.ca).

Sarah Beth Parker, Program Officer

Sarah Beth Parker (née Shiplett) is a violinist and arts administrator. Born in Montreal, she grew up in Saskatchewan and Minnesota, went to school in Boston and finally relocated to Fredericton in 2010. Prior to working at artsnb, Sarah Beth held administrative roles in both the Music Department and the Faculty of Computer Science at UNB. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Wellesley College and briefly attended graduate school at MIT, where she studied artificial intelligence for robotics. These days, she spends her time outside the office reading up on queer issues and intersectional feminism, watching competitive baking shows, and chasing after her toddler. You can contact Sarah Beth at (506) 440-0037, or by email (sarahbeth@artsnb.ca).

Corrina Merasty-Gallant, Indigenous Program Coordinator

Corrina Merasty-Gallant – Wapisiw (White Swan) is a proud Cree, Dene, Mi’kmaw and Metis First Nation woman belonging to the Mathias Colomb Cree First Nation, from Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. Corrina was 11 years old when she moved to New Brunswick in 1989, where she discovered her talent as an artist in junior high, which fuelled her desire to have a future in the arts. Her passion is to explore various media, such as graphic design & illustration, sculpture, photography, painting, beadwork, and traditional Indigenous art forms. In 1998, she received her diploma in Multimedia Communications from BKM Research and Development; she also holds a diploma in ICT/Mobile Application Development from CCNB in 2014. Before joining artsnb, she worked as a Digital Literacy Workshop Facilitator & Instructor for the Joint Economic Development Initiative, which allowed her to work within First Nation communities in New Brunswick. You can contact Corrina at (506) 238-4071, or by email (corrina@artsnb.ca).

Tilly Jackson, Operations Manager

Tilly Jackson is a recent UNB graduate with a BA in English Literature (Honours) and minors in both Drama and Chemistry. Before taking this position with artsnb, she worked with the NotaBle Acts Theatre Company helping to promote and produce original New Brunswick plays. Tilly is passionate about theatre, having worked with many local theatre companies as actor, director, playwright and arts administrator. When she’s not working or in rehearsal, she can usually be found knitting, cuddling cats, or with her nose in a good book. You can contact her at (506) 478-4422, or by email (tjackson@artsnb.ca).