SLYA Board of Directors

Our Board Members

Board Members

Pam Serff, M.Ed. & OCT


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

I am a graduate of McGill University with a bachelors in education. I’ve taught high school social studies and history I’m a passionate person who advocates for inclusivity and access to education and opportunities for all. I have a master’s in vision rehabilitation and have worked for vision loss rehabilitation Ontario CNIB for the last 12 years here in the Kingston area covering Kingston Frontenac and Brockville areas.

Andrew Oosterman


Andrew grew up in Kingston and learnt a strong work ethic from a young age at his family’s flower shop. His academic background includes an Advanced Accounting Diploma from St. Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Laurentian University (via SLC). He has also earned numerous certificates in board governance.

His strong involvement in student government at SLC helped develop a passion for student advocacy and student affairs. This has led to a career in the non-profit sector currently at the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area as their Finance & Operations Coordinator.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys curling, photography, camping, hiking, kayaking, and geocaching.

Jennifer Probert


Jennifer Probert is a full-time, 2nd-year Community & Justice Services student at St. Lawrence College. Jennifer is a dedicated Program Advisory Committee (PAC) member and a volunteer member of the Board of Directors at St. Lawrence Youth Association.

Ashley Jackson


Ashley Jackson is a Constable, employed with Kingston Police. She was hired in 2009 and currently upholds the position of Youth Programs Officer within the Community Oriented Response Engagement (CORE) Unit. She has a passion working with the youth in her community. She strives to build rapport/ engage in efforts to break down barriers between police and youth/their families and to provide programs/support in effort to divert youth from the Youth Criminal Justice System. Ashley has a diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services and Police Foundations, both from Loyalist College. Aside from work, she is a mama of 3 kiddos, enjoys working out, camping, cooking and is aspiring to run a full marathon.

Teresa Pires


Teresa Pires is the current Associate Dean of the School of Business at St. Lawrence College 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.

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Board Correspondence

Please address all board correspondence to:

President, Board of Directors
St. Lawrence Youth Association
817 Division Street

Kingston, ON
K7K 4C2