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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 (

Sarah Elizabeth Parker, Program Officer

Sarah Elizabeth Parker is a violinist and entrepreneur who relocated to New Brunswick in 2010 after living in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Saskatchewan and Quebec. 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 from Wellesley College, attended MIT as a graduate student in computer science, and is the founder of Atlantis: A 21st Century String Duo. You can contact Sarah Beth at (506) 440-0037, or by email (

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 (

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 (

Benjamin Broucke, Content Manager

Benjamin was born and raised on the other side of the Atlantic. He studied literature and geography, and he became passionate about photography, music, cinema and theatrical improvisation. He has also been writing since the age of twelve, with a penchant for science fiction and fantasy stories. Benjamin arrived in New Brunswick in 2016, and is thrilled to have been adopted by the Picture Province. Aside from his activities for artsnb, he is interested – among many other things – in history, role playing and strategy games… as well as penguins. You can contact Benjamin at (506) 292-4696, or by email (

Emily DesRoches, 2018 Student Intern

Emily grew up in Hampton, NB and moved to Fredericton to study at St. Thomas University, where she just graduated with a BA in English Literature and Communications & Public Policy. In the fall, she will begin her MA in Social Justice and Community Engagement at Wilfrid Laurier University where she will learn more about advocacy and doing communications work for non-profit organizations. Emily currently volunteers for Cystic Fibrosis Canada as one of two Atlantic Regional Directors for the Shinerama program. She is passionate about art, music, human rights, and loving any and every dog who will give her the time of day. In her spare time, Emily is usually writing fiction, knitting, crocheting, reading, or spending time with friends and family.