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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
Anna-Marie Castillo, Manager, Communications
Xander Hancock, Specialist, Web Content
Alexandra Long, Specialist, Writer & Editorial

EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Helen Westmoreland, Director, Family Engagement
Daniel Ehrenpreis, Manager, Family & Community Engagement

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

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

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Kate Clabaugh, Director, Government Affairs
Leslie Treanor, Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Kate Domanski, Senior Manager, Government Affairs

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Dwain Robertson, Manager, Meetings & Events

MEMBERSHIP & FIELD SERVICE

Suzan Yungner, Director, Membership & Field Service
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
Laurel Pagliai, External Affairs Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Ellie Miller, Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Dana Taylor, Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Emily Smith, Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Kim Martin, Manager, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Aggie Payton, Specialist, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Luis Alvarado, Specialist, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Julia Ford, Arts in Education Fellow

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Jessica Strelitz, Director, Resource Development
Kris Carey Prevatte, Associate Director, Corporate Alliances
Annie Thall, Manager, Corporate Alliances & Stewardship
Sterling Morse, Jr., Manager, Resource Development
Sian Leach, Specialist, Corporate Alliances & Stewardship
Andrew An, Specialist, Corporate Alliances & Stewardship
Felicia Johnson, Specialist, Resource Development