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Melanie Parsons

Melanie is the Marketing Director of HHT. She is a recent graduate from Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, with a specialization in Marketing.

Melanie has seen the detrimental effects of sexual violence with people in her life. She knows how hard it can be to heal from trauma without an empathetic and dedicated support group. Melanie is passionate about helping survivors of sexual assault heal and move forward to a brighter, and happier future.

Melanie is organized, hard-working and passionate about her volunteer work. Outside of HHT, Melanie is interested in yoga, travelling, health and wellness, and takes a keen interest in protecting and preserving the environment.

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Jon Jones

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Jon is our Administrative Support for SAFEAPP™ at HHT. With experience in digital platform management Jon works closely with the HHT team to help provide SAFEAPP™ as an accessible and beneficial resource for survivors.

Jon is a long-time survivor advocate who through personal circumstance has come to understand some of the long-term legal and health related challenges often confronted by survivors, particularly of childhood sexual abuse. He is passionate about innovative technologies and informational resources that help support survivors on their healing journey.
Outside of HHT, Jon also works in equitable resourcing and digital curriculum management for k-12 public education. When not in a library or digital workstation Jon can be found hiking a trail or in his home studio restoring antique film.

Taylor Krizmanich

Taylor is our writer at HHT and has recently graduated from McGill University. She specialized in English Literature, Communication Studies as well as Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and Social Justice Studies.

Taylor has seen first hand the detrimental impact of sexual assault. As a survivor herself, Taylor understands the importance of a positive and accepting support network. Taylor is extremely passionate about gender equality and women’s rights and believes that HHT is the perfect platform for survivors to come together and share their stories. Writing has been a way for Taylor to recognize her past and begin to move forward as a strong, independent, and confident woman. Her goal is to help other survivors find their voice and begin to open up the conversation about sexual assault.

Taylor has recently been accepted to law school and hopes to use her degree to help survivors feel more powerful and change the way the judicial system handles sexual violence. When she is not writing, Taylor is usually playing with her dog or relaxing with friends and family. She swam competitively for over ten years and still tries to be as active as possible in order to maintain a healthy mindset.

Alex Irons

Alex is our treasurer at HHT. He is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Urban Development.

Alex is a hardworking and detail-oriented individual who aims to ensure that HHT can flourish into a global outreach for survivors. He believes that all survivors should have a reliable platform to turn to for help and support. He is dedicated to the success of HHT and its commitment to reinventing the reporting and recovery process.

Lulu Miao

Lulu is the Digital Media Specialist at HHT. She is a recent graduate from Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, with a specialization in Marketing and a minor in Economics.

Lulu has always been passionate about digital design and enjoys being able to leverage her passion for a cause that she truly cares for. As a young adult, she has witnessed many sexual violence encounters and experienced the detrimental impact on victims. She is thankful for the opportunity to help contribute to survivors healing journey.