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The Research Team is comprised of four individuals

Principle Researcher

Heather Sinfield

Heather Sinfield is the principle researcher, and has been employed at Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services since 2009. She is a registered social worker in good standing Alberta and Saskatchewan, and a registered counselling therapist in Alberta.

Heather Sinfield is the principle researcher, and has been employed at Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services since 2009. She is a registered social worker in good standing Alberta and Saskatchewan, and a registered counselling therapist in Alberta. She has worked with youth for two decades in various roles and responsibilities; more recently, piloting the Youth Connection Program focused on youth who struggle with sexual behaviour concerns and/or sexual offences. She is skilled in community engagement, youth and adult learning, program development and assessment. Heather’s practice is focused on healthy and healing communities in a variety of modalities and therapies. Heather and her husband own a fourth-generation grain farm, and spend their winters at the rink and their summers at the lake with their three children.
Co-Researcher

Dr. Kelly Mutter

Dr. Kelly Mutter is a co-researcher for this project. He has a PhD in general psychology, a master degree in applied counselling, and a Bachelor of Education. Kelly taught and counselled in the K to 12 system for 15 years before spending the last 15 years as a teaching professor in psychology at Lakeland College (Department of University Studies).

Dr. Kelly Mutter is a co-researcher for this project. He has a PhD in general psychology, a master degree in applied counselling, and a Bachelor of Education. Kelly taught and counselled in the K to 12 system for 15 years before spending the last 15 years as a teaching professor in psychology at Lakeland College (Department of University Studies). His research interests have focused on parenting styles, observational and social learning, and the influence of media on parenting styles. Kelly initiated research and development for an alternative secondary school in Lloydminster, served as a board member for a variety of professional and community organizations, and is actively involved in recreational hockey and golf. Kelly and his wife have been married for 35 years, and have three adult children.
Co-Researcher

Kim Sanderson

Kim Sanderson is a co-researcher, and recently retired for her role as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Correctional Services in Alberta. She holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, both from the University of Alberta.

Kim Sanderson is a co-researcher, and recently retired for her role as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Correctional Services in Alberta. She holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, both from the University of Alberta. She has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector, primarily in the field of corrections. Kim spent her early career working with youth, adults and their families involved in the criminal justice system. In the latter part of her career, her work centered around working with partner agencies and ministries to improve outcomes for vulnerable Albertans.
Student

Brooke Ebach

Brooke Ebach is a student at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Social Work, and is working full-time as a Crisis Interventionist at Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services.

Brooke Ebach is a student at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Social Work, and is working full-time as a Crisis Interventionist at Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services. Her passion lies in making a meaningful difference in the lives of others, and she channels this into her studies and her professional work. A fun fact about Brooke is that when she isn’t studying or working, you will find her in the great outdoors enjoying everything nature has to offer.