Staff

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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
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
Andrew Goldschmidt, CAE, Deputy Executive Director, Membership, Field Services and 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
Corinne Canning, Associate Manager, Editorial & Marketing

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 & MEMBER OUTREACH DEPARTMENT

Suzan Yungner, Director, Field Services & Member Outreach
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 & ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Sandra Armenta, Director, Human Resources
Laura Huff, Director, Finance
Jeff Spevak, Sr. Accountant
Dhanashree Bhawalkar, Staff Accountant
Marianne Sodhi, Staff Assistant, Docent, Reception

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Jacki Ball, Director, Government Affairs
Jamal Habibi, Manager, Government Affairs
Hannah Engle, Coordinator, Government Affairs

MEETINGS & EVENTS DEPARTMENT

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

MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

Brian Mahoney, Director, Database Operations
David Janes, Manager, Database Operations
Kwana Ingram, Specialist, Member Services

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT

Courtney Kissell, Director, Programs & Partnerships
Sean Arthurs, Senior Manager, Education Initiatives
Ethan Clark, Manager, Education & Arts Initiatives
Amy Weinberg, Manager, Programs & Partnerships
Alyssa Montchal, Manager, Programs & Partnerships 

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Amy Sheldon, Director, Resource Development
Kris Carey Prevatte, Associate Director, Corporate Alliances
Jennifer Bradley, Manager, Corporate Alliances
Caroline Condon, Specialist, Resource Development