OURA Executives2023-01-22T21:23:08+00:00

2022 — 2023 OURA Executives

SERGE DEMERS
SERGE DEMERSChair – Laurentian University
Serge Demers is Associate Vice-President, Students, Registrar and Secretary of Senate at Laurentian University. Serge’s portfolio includes the leadership of admissions, recruitment – both domestic and international, financial aid, records, client services, varsity sports as well as chairing a number of curriculum committees. Serge holds a Doctoral and Master’s degree in Measurement and Evaluation from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto.
RAY DARLING
RAY DARLINGPast Chair – University of Guelph
Ray Darling has worked for over 30 years in higher education and is currently the University Registrar at the University of Guelph. He was previously the University Registrar at the University of Waterloo from 2014 to 2017 and the University Registrar at Wilfrid Laurier University from 2007 to 2014. He completed his BA in English Literature and his MA in Political Science at the University of Guelph where he also played varsity basketball. Ray served as President of the Ontario University Registrar’s Association and Chair of the Ontario University Council on Admissions. He has presented at conferences across North America, published in the College and Universities Journal, and completed external reviews for universities across Canada. Ray taught Public Administration in the Political Science departments at both Laurier and Guelph.
CATHY NEWELL KELLY
CATHY NEWELL KELLYVice-Chair – University of Waterloo
Cathy is the University Registrar at the University of Waterloo, working with a terrific team of people to steward recruitment, admissions, student awards and financial aid, records management, class and exams scheduling, and student support services. Prior to this, Cathy spent 21 years shepherding the University’s correspondence courses to fully online programs. Cathy supported the Executives of the Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (President, 2006-07), and the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (President, 2012-13), and helped to shape and launch the Ministry’s eCampusOntario initiative, serving as its inaugural Executive Director from 2015-2016 on loan from Waterloo. Cathy holds a BA (Economics) and an MBA.
MELISSA POOL
MELISSA POOLTreasurer – McMaster University
Melissa Pool is the University Registrar at McMaster as well as a proud double Mac graduate with an Honours B.A. and an MBA. She began her career in the private sector working for two leading global technology institutions: Celestica Inc., a multinational electronics manufacturing services provider, and Sciex, a supplier of life science analytical technologies. This instilled in her an enduring interest in the application of technology to operations. She returned to McMaster 12 years ago to become its Registrar during what has been an exciting time of growth and change. From numerous technology implementations, to new ways of working in a hybrid work environment, and from the implementation of an international recruitment strategy to student service delivery transformation at home, Melissa has been honoured to be a part of an amazing team of registrarial professionals and friends at McMaster driving change, supporting students and looking forward to whatever lies ahead.
Geraldine Jones
Geraldine JonesSecretary – Brock University
Geraldine is the University Registrar and Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services at Brock University. With more than 20 years working in higher education, Geraldine has gained experience in a range of areas including student housing, recruitment, scholarships and awards, records management, admissions, and strategic enrolment management. In her current role for the last 6 years, she has led transformative change in admissions, client service and enrolment management. Geraldine holds a BA from Toronto Metropolitan University and an MA from Brock, she also recently completed a Graduate Certificate in SEM from Royal Roads University.

Ex-officio non-voting members of the Executive

PositionNameInstitution
Chair, Ontario University Council on Admissions (OUCA) Jen Sugar Carleton University
University co-Chair, Ontario Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors (OASFAA)  Shaun Anderson Carleton University
Chair, Standing Committee on Student Recruitment  University of Guelph-Humber
Chair, Professional Development and Education CommitteeShannon Bracken Ontario Tech University

Ontario Registrars Listing (effective December 2022)

Algoma (David Marasco)david.marasco@algomau.ca
Brock (Geraldine Jones)gjones@brocku.ca
Carleton (Janice O’Farrell)janiceofarrell@cunet.carleton.ca
Guelph (Ray Darling)rdarling@uoguelph.ca
Lakehead (Andrea Tarsitano)andrea.tarsitano@lakeheadu.ca
Laurentian (Serge Demers)sdemers@laurentian.ca
Laurier (Jennifer Casey)jcasey@wlu.ca
McMaster (Melissa Pool)poolmc@mcmaster.ca
Nipissing (Debra Iafrate)debrai@nipissingu.ca
OCADU (Ben Peto)bpeto@ocadu.ca
Ontario Tech (Joe Stokes)joe.stokes@ontariotechu.ca
Ottawa (Sonia Cadieux)scadieux@uottawa.ca
Queens (Tracy Al-Idrissi)tracy.alidrissi@queensu.ca
RMC (Karl Michaud)Karl.michaud@rmc.ca

karl.michaud@forces.gc.ca

TMU – formerly Ryerson (Robyn Parr)robyn.parr@ryerson.ca
Trent (Heather Crowley)heathercrowley@trentu.ca
UofT (Angelique Saweczko)a.saweczko@utoronto.ca
Université de l’Ontario Francais (Danielle Bennett)danielle.bennett@uontario.ca
Waterloo (Cathy Newell Kelly)cnkelly@uwaterloo.ca
Western (Lisa Latif)lmlatif@uwo.ca
Windsor (Lorraine Chandler)lorraine.chandler@uwindsor.ca
York (Darran Fernandez)darran@yorku.ca

Executives – Archives

President – Robyn Parr – Ryerson University
Past President – Dr. Joe Stokes – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Vice – President – Shelby Verboven – University of Toronto Scarborough
Secretary – Dr. Kristen Boujos – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Treasurer – Heather Palmer-Saettone – Ryerson University
Website Administrator – Aman Dhisa – Western University
Member at Large – Heather Crowley – Trent University
Recruitment – Craig Chipps – Wilfrid Laurier University
Records & Systems – Carolyn Posa – Ryerson University
Undergraduate Admissions – Tatum Bizony – University of Waterloo
Student Finances – BrendaDenomme – University of Waterloo
Graduate Studies – Cherie Mongeon – Wilfrid Laurier University
Service Committee – Christopher Rooney – Trent University

President – Dr. Joe Stokes – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Vice – President – Robyn Parr – Ryerson University
Past President – Tracy Al-idrissi- Trent University
Secretary – Shelby Verboven – University of Toronto Scarborough
Treasurer – Manuela Sheehy – University of Guelph
Communications Officer – Necia Martins – Wilfrid Laurier University
Website Administrator – Aman Dhisa – Western University
Member at Large – Julie Zahab – Ryerson University
Member at Large – Erika Danizger – Ryerson University
Recruitment – Soeun Outh – Ryerson University
Records & Systems – Stella Holley – University of Guelph
Undergraduate Admissions – Tatum Bizony – University of Waterloo
Graduate Studies – Zarine Ahmad – University of Toronto
Scholarships & Awards – Lisa Lamanna – University of Toronto Scarborough

President – Tracy Al-idrissi- Trent University
Vice – President – Joe Stokes – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Past President – Serge Demers – – Laurentian University
Secretary – Robyn Parr – Ryerson University
Treasurer – Manuela Sheehy – University of Guelph
Communications Officer – Necia Martins – Wilfrid Laurier University
Website Administrator – Andy Moonsamy – McMaster University
Member at Large – Julie Zahab – Ryerson University
Member at Large – Christopher Rooney – Trent University
Recruitment – Lionel Walsh – University of Windsor
Records & Systems – Margaret Bura – University of Toronto
Undergraduate Admissions – Erika Danziger- Ryerson University
Graduate Studies – Alice Brummell – University of Toronto
Scholarships & Awards – Lisa Lamanna – University of Toronto Scarborough

President – Serge Demers – – Laurentian University
Vice-President – Tracy Al-idrissi- Trent University
Past President – Charmaine Hack – Ryerson University
Secretary – Robyn Parr – Ryerson University
Treasurer – Manuela Sheehy – University of Guelph
Communications Officer – Necia Martins – Wilfrid Laurier University
Website Administrator – Andy Moonsamy – McMaster University
Member at Large – Geraldine Jones – Brock University
Member at Large – Christopher Rooney – Trent University
Recruitment – Marlin Gold – York University
Records & Systems – Neil Neebar – University of Toronto
Undergraduate Admissions – Erika Danziger- Ryerson University
Graduate Studies – Almey Tse Soriano – York University
Scholarships & Awards – Valerie Sarkany – Western University

President – Charmaine Hack – Ryerson University
Vice-President – Serge Demers- Laurentian University
Past President – Lucy Bellissimo – York University
Secretary – Beth Natale – Brock University
Treasurer – Manuela Sheehy – University of Guelph
Communications Officer – Samantha Read – Ryerson University
Member at Large – Jen Sugar – Carleton University
Member at Large – Christopher Rooney – Trent
Secondary School Liaison – Paula Johnson – McMaster University
Records & Systems – Dave Marasco – Algoma University
Undergraduate Admissions – Parisa Memari – University of Toronto
Graduate Studies – Matt Dumouchel- Western University
Scholarships & Awards – Valerie Sarkany – Western University

2014 – 2015 OURA Executive

President – Lucy Bellissimo – York University
Vice-President – Charmaine Hack – Ryerson University
Past President – Effie Gatsinos – University of Guelph
Secretary – Beth Natale – Brock University
Treasurer – TBD
Communications Officer – Samantha Read – Ryerson University
Member at Large – Yvette Ali – University of Toronto
Secondary School Liaison – Paula Johnson – McMaster University
Records & Systems – Margaret Bura – University of Toronto
Undergraduate Admissions – Parisa Memari – University of Toronto
Graduate Studies – Deborah Russell – Wilfrid Laurier University
Scholarships & Awards – Valerie Sarkany – Western University

President – Lucy Bellissimo – York University
Vice-President – Aaron House – Brock
Past President – Effie Gatsinos – University of Guelph
Secretary – Beth Natale – Brock
Treasurer – Shari Nemirovsky – Western
Communications Officer – Vacant
Member at Large – Ray Darling – Laurier
Member at Large – David Marasco – Algoma University
Admissions – Nancy Weiner – Waterloo
Graduate Studies – Terry McAfee – Ryerson
Liaison – Amelia Burton – Waterloo
Records & Systems – Mwinchande Chande – Brock
Scholarships & Awards – John Arnou – St. Jerome’s University (Waterloo)

President – Effie Gatsinos – University of Guelph
Vice-President – Lucy Bellissimo – York University
Past President – Robert Perrier – Lakehead
Secretary – Lee Ann Wilson – The University of Western Ontario
Treasurer – Shari Nemirovsky – Western
Communications Officer – W. Aaron House – Brock
Member at Large – Melissa Pool – McMaster
Member at Large – Lori-Ann Beckford – Nipissing
Admissions – Jan Sage – OCAD
Graduate Studies – Sarah Hildebrandt – York University
Liaison – Craig Chipps – Laurier
Records & Systems – Stella Holley – Guelph
Scholarships & Awards – Brenda Denomme – University of Waterloo
COU – Erica Simmons – COU

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