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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
Michele Burnett, Executive Assistant, Associate Project Manager
Amy Lorenz, Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Elizabeth Rorick, Deputy Executive Director, Government Affairs & Communications
Paul Rensted, Officer, Human Resources
James Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer

COMMUNICATIONS

Kisha DeSandies Lester, Director, Strategic Communications
Heidi May Wilson, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Alex Vande Bunte, Senior Manager, Web Content
Xander Hancock, Specialist, Web Content

EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Kristen Johnson, Director, Education & Leadership Development
Julita Freeman, Specialist, Education & Leadership Development

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Helen Westmoreland, Director, Family Engagement
Rebecca Bauer, Manager, Family Engagement

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Laura Huff, Director, Finance
Patricia Kelmartin, Senior Accountant, CPA
Wahbi Kabir, Finance & Administration Support Specialist
Carlton Wesley, Specialist, Facilities & Production

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Kate Clabaugh, Director, Government Affairs
Leslie Lina Paluch, Senior Manager, Government Affairs

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Dwain Robertson, Manager, Meetings & Events

MEMBERSHIP & FIELD SERVICE

Suzan Yungner, Director, Membership & Field Service
Deborah Walsh, Manager, Membership Outreach
Linda Johnson, Manager, Membership Data and Training
Ivelisse Castro, Associate, Membership Outreach
Nore Walton, Associate, Membership Outreach
Kirthana Krishnathasan, Manager, Membership & Field Service 

PROGRAMS & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Courtney Kissell, Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Amy Weinberg, Senior Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Dana Taylor, Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Ellie Miller, Associate Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Rowena Madavaram, Specialist, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Zoena Howland, Specialist, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Cathleen O'Malley, Arts in Education Fellow

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Amy Sheldon, Director, Resource Development
Kris Carey Prevatte, Associate Director, Corporate Alliances
Jennifer Bradley, Senior Manager, Corporate Alliances
Annie Thall, Manager, Corporate Alliances & Stewardship
Sterling Morse, Jr., Manager, Resource Development
Felicia Johnson, Specialist, Resource Development