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2018 FPTA Slate of Candidates
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Nominations are closed for the 2018-2019 FPTA leadership, delegate and district elections. Voting will open on July 17, 2018 and will run through August 16, 2018. Members with email on file with the FPTA will receive an email notification with sign on credentials for online voting on July 17, 2018. Members with no email on file will receive paper ballots sent via the US Post Office.

Nomination by Petition

If there are members who would like to be slated for office who are not listed, they must receive signatures from ten members in good standing and submit the Nomination by Petition (pdf) form to the Nominating Committee via Michelle Higdon at The deadline for nominations by petition is June 17, 2018.


FPTA Leadership Slate



Speaker of the Assembly

Elsa Drevyn (SE) (Unopposed)
Ginger Snead (EC)
Juan Jose Villeda (WC)
Meryl Alappattu (NO)
Donni Welch-Rawls (NO)

Vice Speaker of Assembly

Chief Delegate

Director of Practice

Mark Bishop (NO) (Unopposed) Arie van Duijn (SW) (Unopposed)  Matthew Morgan (WC)
Bryon Smith (SE)

Director of Advocacy

PTA Director 

Nominating Committee Member 

Paula Shulthiess (SW)
Kathy Swanick (SW) 
Brenda Dorman (EC)
Melissa Penhollow (WC) 
Tom Fischer (EC)
Robert Schroedter (SE) 



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FPTA Delegates Slate

Meryl Alappattu (NO)
Mark Bishop (NO)
Martha Bloyer (SE)
Kristen Carlson (SE)
Jason Cirolia (EC)
Erin Conrad (WC)
Dan Curtis (EC)
Melissa Daly (NO)
Rick Douglass (SW)
Thomas Eberle (SE)
Lori Gusman (SE)
Greg Hartley (SE)
John Leschitz (NO)
Carole Levine (EC)
Kevin Lulofs-MacPherson (NO)
Gina Musolino (WC)
Raine Osborne (NO) by petition
Catherine Patla (NO)
Leiselle Pilgrim (SE)
Sandy Riegor (SE)
Ashley Samuel (NO) by petition
Paula Shulthiess (SW) by petition
Robert Schroedter (SE)
Eric Shamus (SE)
Laurie Shimko (NO)
Ginger Snead (EC)
Kathy Swanick (SW)
Kenneth Taylor (WC)
Arie van Duijn (SW)
Donni Welch-Rawls (NO)
Vanessa Ziccardi (SE)

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