Board of Directors

Board Members

Pam Serff, M.Ed. & OCT
President

For the past 35+ years Pam has taught adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds in a wide range of conventional and non-conventional classroom settings including: secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, Indigenous reserves/communities, federal correctional environments, detention centers, open and closed youth custody facilities. Concurrently, she has accumulated 25+ years with various community-based corrections organizations where she also researched, developed and offered comprehensive, individualized programming and services geared toward supporting marginalized populations. With regard to Pam’s post-secondary teaching experience, she has had the privilege of teaching at Queen’s Faculty of Education since 1992 in several degree and diploma programs. From 2005 to present she has been appointed a part-time (partial load) Professor at St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts & Technology in the Faculty of Business & Community Services. Over the years, she has been an active community volunteer in a number of other private non-profit organizations as well (i.e., Girl Guides of Canada Pathfinders, The John Howard Society of Kingston & District, Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston & District, Pathways to Education).

Maryse Theberge
Vice President

Andrew Oosterman
Treasurer

Lisa Kelly
Secretary

Lisa Kelly is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s Law where she teaches Criminal law, Evidence, and Sexual and Reproductive Justice. Before joining Queen’s Lisa completed a postdoc at Columbia Law School and the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York. She previously clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada. Lisa holds law degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard Law School. Lisa has published in the areas of family law, legal theory, and sexual and reproductive health law. In 2018, she received the Stanley M. Corbett Award for Teaching Excellence at Queen’s Law.

Dr. Numan Dadak
Member

Brad Frink
Member

Ashley Jackson
Member

Ian Matheson
Member

Ian Matheson is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Queen’s University, as well as the Director of Graduate Programming at the Faculty of Education. He is a certified elementary school teacher, and his research focuses on the intersection of supporting students with exceptional learning needs and educational psychology.​

Teresa Pires
Member

Teresa Pires is the Associate Director, Recruitment & Admissions, at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University located in Kingston, ON – Canada. She has over 10 years of experience working in MBA recruitment; and ensures her and her team deliver a high level of service to both domestic and international candidates pursuing the Smith MBA. Teresa has both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, and a Post-Graduate diploma in Business Administration and Human Resources. When she is not traveling for recruitment, she enjoys yoga, reading non-fiction, volunteering with a local mentoring program and sitting on the board of the St. Lawrence Youth Association.

Jennifer Probert
Member

Board Correspondence
Please address all board correspondence to: 

President, Board of Directors
St. Lawrence Youth Association
817 Division Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 4C2
admin@slya.ca