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National PTA Staff

PTA's national office has a staff of experienced and dedicated employees who work to further the organization's mission at the direction of the volunteer leadership. The staff headquarters are in Alexandria, Va.

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nathan R. Monell, CAE, Executive Director
Cynthia Gismegian, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Fatima Collins, Governance Manager
Amy Lorenz, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Elizabeth Rorick, Deputy Executive Director, Government Affairs and Communications
James Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer
Karin Kirchoff, Deputy Executive Director, Membership

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

LaWanda Toney, Director, Strategic Communications
Kisha DeSandies Lester, Senior Editorial and Digital Manager
Heidi May Wilson, Media Relations Manager
Scott Meeks, Communications Manager
Alex Vande Bunte, Web Content Manager
Erika Rose, Creative Services Manager
Jossan Robinson
, Senior Graphic Designer
Corinne Canning, Editorial and Marketing Specialist 

FIELD SERVICES & TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Suzan Yungner, Director of Field Services & Training
Deborah Walsh, National Service Manager
Ivelisse Castro, National Service Representative
Debra Fritz, National Service Representative
Nore Hare, National Service Representative
Linda Johnson, National Service Representative
Mary Jo Neil, National Service Representative
Jonathan Baker, Manager, E-Learning

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Jim Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer
Lindsey White, Accounting Manager
Kate Rundles, Senior Accountant
Dhanashree Bhawalkar, Staff Accountant

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Jacki Ball, Government Affairs Director
Joshua Westfall, Government Affairs Manager
Lindsay Kubatzky, Government Affairs Coordinator
Chrystal Jones, Senior State Advocacy Strategist
Lee Ann Kendrick, Regional Advocacy Specialist
Melisa Yeoman, Regional Advocacy Specialist

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Sandra Armenta, SPHR/SCRP, MHRM, Director of Human Resources

MEETINGS & EVENTS DEPARTMENT

Donna Taylor, Director of Meetings & Events
Gina Salmons, Meetings and Events Manager
Dwain Robertson, Meetings & Travel Coordinator

MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

Mary Pat King, M.S., Director of Education & Leadership Development
Armen Alvarez
, Multicultural Membership Development Manager
David Janes, Director, Database Operations
Kwana Ingram, Member Services Specialist

OFFICE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Autumn Rich, Manager, Facilities and Production
Marianne Sodhi
, Staff Assistant/Receptionist 

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT

Courtney Kissell, Director of Programs & Partnerships
Heather Parker, M.S., CHES, Senior Manager, Health and Safety
Ethan Clark M.A., Manager of Education and Arts Initiatives
Elida Perez-Knapp, Associate Manager, Community Outreach
Erin Thwaites, Associate Manager, Health and Safety

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Amy Sheldon, Director of Resource Development
Kris Carey Prevatte, Associate Director of Corporate Alliances
Paige Sipe, Associate Director of Individual Giving
Bridget Lundeen, Resource Development Specialist
Jennifer Bradley, Corporate Alliances Specialist