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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, Administrative Project Manager
Fatima Collins, Governance Manager
Amy Lorenz, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Elizabeth Rorick, Deputy Executive Director, Government Affairs & Communications
James Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer
Karin Kirchoff, Deputy Executive Director, Membership, Field Services & Training

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

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

EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Mary Pat King, M.S., Director, Education & Leadership Development
Jonathan Baker, Manager, Digital Learning & Training

FIELD SERVICES & TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Suzan Yungner, Director, Field Services & Training
Armen Alvarez, Manager, Multicultural Membership Development
Deborah Walsh, Manager, National Service Representatives
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
Sharlene Simon, National Representative Liason

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Jim Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer
Lindsey White, Manager, Accounting
Kate Rundles, Senior Accountant
Dhanashree Bhawalkar, Staff Accountant
Autumn Rich, Manager, Facilities & Production
Marianne Sodhi, Staff Assistant & Receptionist

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Jacki Ball, Director, Government Affairs
Joshua Westfall, Manager, Government Affairs
Beth Yenis, Manager, Advocacy
Lindsay Kubatzky, Coordinator, Government Affairs
Chrystal Jones, Senior State Advocacy Specialist
Melisa Yeoman, Regional Advocacy Specialist

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Sandra Armenta, Director, Human Resources

MEETINGS & EVENTS DEPARTMENT

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

MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

David Janes, Director, Database Operations
Kwana Ingram, Member Services Specialist

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT

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

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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