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National PTA Announces New Board Members

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James Martinez, Sr. Manager of Media & Public Relations

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (July 23, 2012)—National PTA® recently announced eight new elected and three appointed board members at the 116th Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition in San Jose in June. National PTA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 28 parents, education professionals, and community and business leaders from across the country.

National PTA Board members serve two-year terms and are either elected member representatives by convention delegates or are appointed by the national president as at-large members. Board member positions are unpaid, volunteer roles. The new board members are:

  • Derrick Byrd
  • Leslie Cushman
  • Sharon Goldblatt
  • Philip Horn (at-large)
  • Marques A. Ivey
  • Dee Jones
  • Susan Lipman
  • Melissa S. Nehrbass
  • Dr. Darline P. Robles (at-large)
  • Eric Snow (at-large)
  • Denise Sultz

A complete list of National PTA’s Board of Directors can be found at  

“We are proud to add passionate thought leaders to our national leadership. Together, this board will continue this association’s rich legacy of engaging families, schools, legislators and community leaders to improve children’s health, safety and education success,” said Betsy Landers, National PTA President.

The national board works in concert with the national staff to continue long-term strategies and priorities that benefit families nation-wide. The board and executive director also ensure the execution of the association’s strategic plan to speak for every child with one voice.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.