About

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 (direct@artsnb.ca).

TILLY JACKSON, OPERATIONS MANAGER

Tilly Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature and minors in both Chemistry and Drama from the University of New Brunswick. She is an arts administrator, a writer, a self-professed bibliophile, and a theatre artist. By day, she’s the Operations Manager at artsnb, but by night, she’s pretty much always in rehearsal. Tilly has worked with many local theatre companies over the last nine years, as an actor, improviser, director, and playwright. You can contact her at (506) 478-4422, or by email (tjackson@artsnb.ca).

CORRINA MERASTY-GALLANT, INDIGENOUS OUTREACH OFFICER

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. 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. You can contact Corrina at (506) 238-4071, or by email (corrina@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. You can contact Sarah Beth at (506) 440-0037, or by email (prog@artsnb.ca).

RÉANNE COOPER, COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Réanne Cooper is a recent Université Sainte-Anne graduate with a Bachelor in Business Administration – International Commerce, also graduating as valedictorian and with an excellence prize in the business department, as well as an excellence prize for her contribution to student life. During her undergrad years, Réanne was involved in various research positions, most notably the Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational Studies. Réanne has sat on multiple boards in Clare, Nova Scotia which has transformed into a love for community engagement and development. She enjoys travelling and has also taken on a new silkscreening hobby. You can contact Réanne at (506) 259-9776, or by email at (reanne@artsnb.ca)