Board of Directors

Board Members

Pam Serff, M.Ed. & OCT
Chair

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 Chair

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
Treasurer
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.

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.

Ashley Jackson
Member

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

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.

Board Correspondence
Please address all board correspondence to: 

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