Our Team

Andrew LeBlanc: Executive Director

Andrew has worked with children and youth for the past 15 years in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he served as the Program Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Riverview overseeing all program operations. Andrew has experience working on regional and national projects as well as building community partnerships. He serves on the Board for the Riverview Arts Centre and Neighbourhood Watch. He has also facilitated youth councils with the both the Town of Riverview and United Way and has sat on the Riverview Crime Prevention Committee.

Danielle Whalen: Director of Clinical Services & Counselling Therapist

Danielle Whalen graduated from the Counselling Psychology Graduate program through City University in 2005. She is a Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).  She has 15 years of professional experience working with children, youth, and families in various capacities within their homes, schools, and community settings. Danielle has been working as a Clinical Therapist with AWCC from inception in April 2013.

Meredith Martell: Service Navigator & Parent Coach

Meredith has been working with youth with various diagnoses and difficulties for the last 11 years. During this time, she specialized in developing behavior plans for families, guardians, schools, and other community stakeholders. She also specialized in academic learning plans, social skills, communication skills, as well as developing collaboration between parents and other team members.

Julie Asiron: Director of Development 

Julie Asiron graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. She was a board member of the Unicorn Children’s Center for 3 years and volunteered for the Curryville Community Center for 2 years. Julie has been a part of Atlantic Wellness from the beginning, first as a board member and volunteer grant writer, and now as an employee.

Jessica Taplin: Counselling Therapist

Jessica graduated in 2017 with a Masters degree in Counselling from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to completion of her Masters degree, she worked within the school system for over 5 years. She is a Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and has experience working with youth in a variety of different educational and counselling backgrounds.

Emilly Fawkes: Counselling Therapist

Kelli Etheridge: Counselling Therapist

Kelli Etheridge is a Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCP) in New Brunswick
and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). Kelli has over 20 years of
experience working with families one-on- one, as well as facilitating a variety
of parenting/wellness programs within the community. She joined the team
at the Atlantic Wellness Community Center as a Counselling Therapist in
June, 2017.

Jeremy Varner: Counselling Therapist

Jeremy graduated in 2019 with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. He is in the process of becoming a Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Prior to completion of his Masters degree, he worked within a variety of settings including work with Family Enrichment, the John Howard Society, and as a college instructor. Jeremy has several years of experience working with children, youth, and families.

Jeremy Quiring: Volunteer Counselling Therapist