Debbie Fox, Indiana PTA President
Debbie Fox is from Mishawaka, located in the Northern Region. Debbie has held all offices at her local level, including serving as President of the Mishawaka Council. Deb, after 18 years of service, is a retired elementary school secretary. She has 2 children, 4 grandchildren and a wonderful husband. Deb has served on PTA for over 30 years beginning when her son started Kindergarten. Deb says “I wanted to get involved simply because I wanted to know the other children in my kids’ class and get to know the parents as well. My first job was popping popcorn. I was known by the students as the “Popcorn Lady”. I also wanted to know what was going on in the school system and I wanted to make a difference.” Deb also serves on the Mishawaka Education Foundation Board of Directors and the local Junior Achievement Board. Deb has received both State and National Lifetime Achievement Awards. Deb is available to answer any questions, help train your unit, or start a new PTA!
Expertise: Treasurer, Budget, Reflections, Membership, How to Run A PTA Meeting
Areas Available: Northwest Region, Northwest Council, Convention, Statewide
Nashia Abdul-Aleem, Central Region Director
Information coming soon
Tina Hartman, Vice President of Unit and Leadership Development
Tina is mother to three children and a very proud grandmother of two granddaughters and one grandson. Tina is an Office Manager for Go Electric in Anderson, Indiana. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management.
Tina served as President of Indiana PTA in 2009-2011. She also served on the National PTA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee in 2011-2013, serving as Chair of the committee 2013-2014. Tina currently serves National PTA as a Member Representative to the Board of Directors since 2015. She served as the Bylaws & Policy Committee Chair during the 2015-17 term and will continue to serve as chair of the Bylaws Committee in 2017-2018 and a committee member in 2018-2019.
Tina is a proud recipient of the Indiana PTA Lifetime Achievement Award and the National PTA Life Achievement Award. Tina states, “I became involved in PTA in 1997 to be an active part of my children’s education. Since that time, PTA has helped me grow and become a better leader. I want to give back by helping our local unit leaders experience that same growth and leadership development to be successful.”
Expertise: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bylaws/Standing Rules, Membership, Nominating Committee, How to write a winning award application, Conflict Management, Leadership Development
Areas Available: Statewide
Phone: (260) 417-2733
Angela Casteel-Bratcher, Vice President of Membership
Angela Casteel-Bratcher, our current Vice President of Membership, is from the Southern Region. She also serves on the Evansville Area Council board and at an Evansville Elementary school. She got started in PTA as a room mom for her oldest son. When she was injured and unable to return to work, she wanted and needed something to keep her mind busy. PTA was the answer! Angela felt as if she was needed and important to her children's education. She has 4 amazing children; David, Dalton, Addyson, and Parker. Each child has very different interests that keep Angela very busy.
Julie Klingenberger, President Elect (and acting co-Northern Region Director)
Bio coming soon!
The Indiana PTA Board was restructured based on bylaws amendments passed by our membership at the 2018 convention. We are currently updating this page to reflect the new board structure. Unsure who to contact for help? Call our office at (317) 357-5881.
Carissa Dollar, Vice President of Advocacy (and acting PR/Marketing & Resources Chair)
Carissa Dollar is from Indianapolis and currently serves as Indiana PTA Vice President of Advocacy. She is also a key member of the PR, Marketing & Resources Committee. Carissa has previously served as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary at both the local and council levels. Like most of us, Carissa got involved because she wanted to know what was going on in her own children’s school and wanted to get to know the people working there. Since then, she has stayed involved because she’s discovered the amazing difference that parental involvement in our schools can make for ALL of the children across Indiana. Carissa believes that the difference PTA advocacy can make for all children is what keeps PTA relevant today. She appreciates the support of her husband, Matthew, and her three daughters, Katelynn, Kaylee and Ruby.
Expertise: Membership Campaigns, President’s Training, PR & Marketing, Advocacy
Areas available: Central Region, Convention.
Cathy Coffman, Southern Region Director
Cathy joined PTA when her daughter was in 6th grade and has served locally as secretary, treasurer and president. She then moved to high school where she served as secretary for two years, treasurer for one year and president for two years. She has also served at both schools as Reflections and Citizenship chair. Cathy has received both the Indiana PTA Lifetime Achievement Award and National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award. Cathy has been married to her husband Gary for 21 years, they have one daughter, Stephenie and a dog named Mickey Mouse and a cat named Tigger.
Expertise: President, Secretary, Citizenship, Reflections, By-laws and Policies and Procedures, How to get your Principal Involved
Areas Available:Southern Region
Nikki Headlee, Secretary/Treasurer
Kim Craighead, Vice President of Programs (and acting co-Northern Region Director)
Kim Craighead has previously served as the Northeast Region Vice President. Kim’s PTA career began after she went back to college for a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She jumped into PTA by serving as treasurer and has done so at the elementary, middle, high school, and council level. She also served as vice-president and then president at her sons’ middle school, president of both their high school PTSA and the Fort Wayne Area PTA Council. She is a proud recipient of the Indiana PTA State Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kim and her husband Rob have three sons (Conner, Logan and Camden) and one grandchild. She is still involved in PTA because she enjoys helping other units succeed and working with the Northern Region team, as well as the rest of the Indiana PTA Board of Managers. She is proud to have her two teenage sons serving as student representatives on the Indiana PTA board alongside her. Kim also serves as a class representative on Snider High School’s Performing Arts Boosters board. Being a band parent is a truly rewarding experience and means that she has about 100 kids that call her Mom.
Expertise: Treasurer, Budget, Financial Reviews, President, Vice-President, Bylaws/Standing Rules, Resources, PR & Marketing, Membership
Areas Available: Northeast, Northeast Council, Convention
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