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

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

LaWanda Toney, Director, Strategic Communications
Kisha DeSandies Lester, Senior Manager, Editorial & Digital
Heidi May Wilson, Senior 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

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Helen Westmoreland, Director, Family Engagement

FIELD SERVICES & TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Suzan Yungner, Director, Field Services & Training
Cynthia Mejia, Manager, Membership Outreach
Gina Salmons, Coordinator, Membership
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

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Jim Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer
Laura Huff, Director, Finance
Dhanashree Bhawalkar, Staff Accountant
Autumn Rich, Manager, Facilities & Production
Ryan Sidhu, Specialist, Meetings & 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 Specialist, State Advocacy
Melisa Yeoman, Specialist, Regional Advocacy
Shawna Fritzler, Specialist, Regional Advocacy

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Sandra Armenta, Director, Human Resources

MEETINGS & EVENTS DEPARTMENT

Donna Taylor, Director, Meetings & Events
Dwain Robertson, Coordinator, Meetings & Travel

MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

David Janes, Director, Database Operations
Jason Epstein, Manager, Database Marketing
Kwana Ingram, Specialist, Member Services

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
Amy Weinberg, Associate Manager, Programs & Partnerships
India Harris-Jones, Specialist, Outreach

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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