Kristy Ouellette

Kristy Ouellette staff directory photoExtension Professor|Positive Youth Development Specialist|Co State Program Leader 4-H Youth Development
24 Main St., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252-1505
Phone: 207.581.8202

Kristy provides leadership for the onboarding process and professional development of all Maine 4-H staff with an emphasis on Positive Youth Development. Her work is focused on streamlining initiatives and the overall vision of positive youth development across all aspects of the Maine 4-H program.

Kristy supports the Maine 4-H Youth Council, Maine 4-H Community Central, and the Oh Yea! 4-H grows true leaders programs. She represents UM as a National 4-H Thriving Champion and serves as the institutional liaison for 4-H Afterschool.


  • 2021 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine Public Policy
  • 2006 Masters of Science Child Development/Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
  • 2001 Bachelors of Arts Psychology, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Work-related Certificates:

  • 2021 Susan Barkman Award for Research and Evaluation
  • 2019 National Diversity & Inclusion: Expanding the 4-H Audience Award
  • 2019 National Excellence in After-School Programming Award
  • 2016 Awarded NAE4HA Distinguished Service Award
  • 2011 Awarded NAE4HA Achievement in Service Award

Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of 4-H Extension Agents (NAE4HA)
  • Maine Association of 4-H Extension Agents (MEAE4HA)
  • Maine Afterschool Network
  • National Afterschool Association