A powerful voice for all children; 

A relevant resource for families and communities; and

A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.






Ohio PTA

40 Northwoods Blvd. Suite A
Columbus, Ohio    

(614) 781-6344 O
(614) 781-6349 F
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Message from the Ohio PTA President



The theme for my term is “Celebrating the Passion, Talent and Advocacy of our volunteers.” You are the heart of PTA and you do make a difference every day in the lives of all our children. The members of the Ohio PTA Board of Directors and I truly appreciate your work as a PTA volunteer.

What does celebrating our volunteers mean? It means recognizing the power of PTA volunteers and our commitment to providing you with the resources and services you need to continue to build strong and successful PTA units and councils. Please explore and use the resources on this website and on the National PTA website. However, this is just some of what Ohio PTA can do to help you. Your District Advisor, the Directors and Officers are available to answer your questions or provide training and workshops at your unit or council. Let us know what we can do for you!

Susan Hans





Your 2017-2019 Ohio PTA Board of Directors


Board of Directors Job Descriptions

Leadership Directors District Advisors
Susan Hans
Debbie Tidwell
District 1
Ana Chapman
Bylaws and Standing Rules
Linda Read
District 2
Vice President of Leadership
Jackie Arendt
Venezuela Robinson
District 3
Lois Monroe

Vice President of Field Service
Lisa Weaver
Diversity & Inclusion
Nicole Lesnick
District 4

Cindy Schanz
Katie Holcomb
District 6
Rebecka Adams
Immediate Past President
Sheila Ragland  
Maria Lang
District 7
Dana Paul
Sue Owen
Executive Director
Family-School Partnership
Gerri Beres
District 8

Jeri Gookin
Adminstrative Director  
Health, Welfare & Safety
Barb Varley
District 9
Barb Bungard
Angela Revay
District 10
Camille Peterson
40 Northwoods Blvd.
Columbus, 43235
614-781-6349 FAX
  District 11
Carol Beasley
    District 12
Lisa Catalano
    District 13
Rebecca Gawsyszawski 
    District 17
    District 18
Shannon Weber
    District 19 
District 1: Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, Henry, Wood

District 2: Paulding, Putnam, Hancock, Van Wert, Allen, Hardin, Mercer, Auglaize

District 3: Darke, Shelby, Logan, Miami, Champaign, Union, Clark, Madison

District 4: Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Fayette, Clinton

District 6: Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont, Brown

District 7: Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Lorain

District 8: Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion, Morrow, Knox

District 9: Ross, Highland, Meigs, Pike, Jackson, Adams, Scioto, Lawrence, Galia

District 10: Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Perry, Hocking, Pickaway, Vinton

District 11: Inner ring of Cuyahoga County

District 12: Outer ring of Cuyahoga County

District 13: Medina, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Stark, Holmes, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Carroll

District 17: Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula

District 18: Trumball, Mahoning, Columbiana

District 19: Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey, Belmont, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Washington, Athens

When you work with Ohio PTA, your company demonstrates its commitment to improving the life and education of every child.  As a sponsor of Ohio PTA your company aligns itself with a trusted organization.  Together Ohio PTA and your company can focus on content that brings resources to create meaningful partnership and alliance to further family engagement, improve student success, and share relevant resources.


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Strategic alliances are formalized relationships between Ohio PTA and other non-profit organizations; whereas each organization receives reciprocal benefits, including negotiated opportunities to promote programs to each organizations members, content sharing and the development of co-branded resources.

Non-Profit alliances are informal relationships that share one of more public or program foci with Ohio PTA, characterized by a sharing of information, development of joint strategies to reach common goals, sharing resources such as publications, research, advocacy activities.  These alliances may be short term and/or informal relations that can function without a structure.  Each organization retains authority and keeps resources separate.

 National PTA
   Ohio School Board Association
 Action for Health Kids
   Ohio Education Association
 Columbus Parent Magazine
   Ohio Federation of Teachers
 Ohio After School Network
   Ohio Association of Elementary School  Administrators
 Ohio Department of Education
   Buckeye Association of School Administrators
 Watch D.O.G.S.    Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
 Groundwork Ohio    

Take advantage of this opportunity to align with Ohio PTA to provide exclusive benefits (discounts) to our members statewide.  Companies must offer exclusive discounts or benefits to PTA members and PTA will receive a minimum guaranteed annual royalty.


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Companies may not choose to be part of the above but wish to advertise their programs and/or opportunities.   Non-dues revenue is any source of revenue not associated with member dues.  It is fundraising for charitable purposes.  Ohio PTA does not endorse any company. Ohio PTA is currently developing a Virtual Exhibitors page.  Please contact Sue Owen, or 614-781-6344 for information on advertising in our newsletter, mailings, website or at convention and/or conferences.   

  1. PTA’s strength is its national membership. When PTA speaks on behalf of children and youth, we are heard from the principal’s office to the president’s office. Membership in PTA makes you part of over 100 years of service to children and schools.

  2. PTA bylaws and procedures ensure that each PTA – from the local unit to the National PTA – operates democratically and protects the rights of each member.

  3. The effectiveness of any organization is determined by the caliber of its leadership. PTA is often the training ground for community leaders because we provide printed materials and workshops on programming, budgeting, leadership skills, and parliamentary tips. 

  4. Ohio PTA leaders provide field service and counseling for problems which arise. As part of a state and national organization, local PTA units exchange ideas and gain new insights from others’ experience. 

  5. Ohio PTA and National PTA, through government and foundation grants, develop needed research and programming in vital areas such as parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, critical television viewing skills, comprehensive health education and the arts. 

  6. Ohio PTA distributes an Annual Resource Guide of valuable program suggestions, membership promotions and PTA information to each unit president. Each president also receives “Our Children” which includes “What’s Happening in Washington” from the National PTA and the Ohio PTA"Voice”. These useful periodicals are available to all members at modest subscription rates. 

  7. National PTA promotes PTA activities and membership through news releases, public service announcements on radio and television, and a public service advertising campaign in magazines. 

  8. Ohio PTA provides blanket federal income tax exemption through the Internal Revenue Service for all PTA units and councils. Your local PTA unit is considered a 501(c)(3) because of its affiliation with Ohio PTA. 

  9. Annual district conferences, state and national conventions, and workshops permit all PTA members to make their voices heard in the shaping of PTA policies. 

  10. Ohio PTA and National PTA speak out for children before the “Big Boards of Education” – the Ohio General Assembly and the United States Congress.

  11. Ohio PTA has no paid lobbyists and PTA volunteers monitor legislation, testify on bills, and keep PTA members informed on the latest educational legislative issues.

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