Irene Strong Oak Lefebvre
Irene Strong Oak Lefebvre, MSSA is the Executive Director and Co-founder of the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition Inc. She is of Mi’Kmaq and Maliseet descent. In 2017, Ms. Lefebvre received the Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, representing the state of Massachusetts in recognition of her work to end sexual violence. Ms. Lefebvre served on the Advisory Council for the National Sexual Resource Center from 2010-2016. She is currently a Peer Cohort, representing VBCIC, with the Just Beginnings Collaborative, a funding organization that seeks to build a movement to end childhood sexual assault nationwide. Ms. Lefebvre is a member of the Governor’s Statutory Restorative Justice Advisory Committee in Massachusetts and is currently serving a six-year term that began in November 2018. She is also a member of the Raliance Policy Group working on a three-year study on mandated reporting and its impact on survivors from marginalized communities.