Alicia Mora is at present QCSV's President. She is currently in her 3rd year studying towards a Psychology Major, and Sociology Minor. Alicia intends to go on to complete a Masters in Psychology and to pursue a career working with juvenile's upon completing her education. Alicia has a passion for helping others, and has found a strong interest in assisting with offender rehabilitation, while working towards safe community reintegration.
Having been trained and certified by Correctional Service Canada in 2016, this is Alicia's third year volunteering with QCSV. Having previously maintained the position of Programs Coordinator, Alicia has been a strong asset to the club over the past three years. Her efforts contributed to the implementation of the very successful art classes held at Henry Trail C.C.C. and in addition, has experience working at Joyceville and Millhaven-RTCon a variety of programs. Alicia represents QCSV through the Alma Mater Society, and at public events and showcases. She takes pride in her work and encourages everyone to get involved in any way they can to better their community.
Helen Kosc is this year’s Public Relations Director and Programs Coordinator, currently in her 3rd year studying Arts and Science (honours). As a prospective Psychology and Sociology Major planning to attend law school upon graduating from Queen’s, she has always been fascinated by how the human psyche can be influenced by deviance and crime, and how powerful one's social environment and healthy communication can be in deterring one from these temptations.
Having been trained and certified by Correctional Service Canada in 2016, this is Helen's third year volunteering with QCSV. Her experience includes but is not limited to participating in bi-weekly Art Classes at Henry Trail and Joyceville, accompanying offenders on grocery runs from Henry Trail, and representing QCSV at a multitude of public events and showcases.
Program Coordinator & Public Relations Director
Kyra McGovern is this year’s QCSV Vice President. She is currently in her third year working towards a degree in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology. Kyra is interested in pursuing one of her many fields of interesting including law, social work, and bioethics. Kyra has a passion for helping those in need and has developed a strong interest in helping offenders transition back into their community with the help of rehabilitation programs.
Kyra was certified by Correctional Services Canada in 2017 and is going into her second year with the club. She has since been taking part in the art classes at Henry Trail C.C.C. as well as advocating for QCSV at public events and showcases. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the executive team to develop and expand rehabilitation programs which will help inmates reintegrate into their community.
Varya Genkin is this year's QCSV Treasurer. She is currently in her third year working towards a Sociology degree with a minor in Psychology. Varya is deeply passionate about helping others, which has reflected in her interest in working in the correctional services field. She hopes that through her involvement with QCSV she can help positively impact the community and alleviate some of the stigma surrounding offender rehabilitation. This is Varya's first year on QCSV. She is very excited to begin working and gaining experience as part of the exec team. Varya is grateful for the opportunity to be involved with such a supportive group and hopes to encourage the expansion of the club through additional rehabilitation programs, as well as promotion on campus.
Maddie is a third year sociology major and religious studies minor. She was interested in finding a way to get involved in the Queen’s community as well as become a more active member of the Kingston community. She chose QCSV because it is an excellent way to volunteer with her fellow students as well as engage with the community by giving back and lending a hand to a largely marginalized population group in our society. Offenders are a neglected segment of our population and she strongly believes that more needs to be done to provide the tools they need to survive upon reintegration with general society. QCSV gives her a way to enact positive changes in the lives of offenders and hopefully provide some assistance on their road to rehabilitation and reintegration.
Markella Filtsos is this year’s Public Relations Director. She is currently in her 2nd year as a Biology major planning to transfer into the Accelerated Standing Tract nursing program at Queens. Markella has always had a passion for giving back and helping those in need, especially those within the community.
This is Markella’s first year with QCSV and she is ecstatic to begin working and gaining experience as a member of the executive team. Markella joined QCSV in the hopes of gaining valuable first-hand experience in Correctional Services, a sector she feels is overlooked amongst many in her age group. She hopes to use her experiences learnt through her involvement with QCSV to diminish stereotypes surrounding correctional services and advocate for those who are unable to do so for themselves.