Nashia Abdul-Aleem, Secretary/Treasurer

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Rachel Burke, President-Elect, State Legislative Coordinator

Rachel Burke was born and raised in Indiana.  She is a proud graduate of Indiana public schools, Ball State University, and Ohio State University. Following her studies, she chose to return to the Indianapolis to raise her family.  A wife and mother of three students (Katie – a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, Chris – an 8th grader, and Isabelle – a 7th grader.) She has spent the past decade working and volunteering to strengthen her community and all public schools.  She currently volunteers with the RPMS Science Olympiad Team, Indiana PTA, Indiana FIRST, and VEX among others.  She is the Board Treasurer for the Jane Pauley Community Health Center and the President-Elect for Indiana PTA.  In her (limited) free time, she enjoys cross-stitching, reading, British mysteries, writing white papers, mentoring middle school students, and refereeing.

Phone:(317) 435-4826

Lila Cook, VP of Membership

Lila lives with her husband and 2 daughters in Hammond, IN. She serves as the treasurer of Hammond Council PTA. She first got involved with the PTA at Jefferson Elementary as 1st Vice President for 2 years. Then she became President for 2 years at Jefferson. This will be her 3rd year asTreasurer with Hammond Council. Her motto is, "if I could make a difference in at least 1 child’s life then I did my job."

Julie Klingenberger, President (2019-2021)

My name is Julie Klingenberger and I have a wonderful life partner in Tim Dodson. I am also the mother of three grown children, Michael, Matthew, and Bridget Klingenberger.  I lived in Fort Wayne for forty-three years but have recently moved to Whitestown, Indiana to be closer to my family. Most of my life’s work has been centered around children and a large portion has been as an employee of Fort Wayne Community schools. Currently, I am working as a Media Clerk at Whitney Young Early Childhood Center. I have been involved with PTA for eighteen years ever since my eldest was in kindergarten.  I have worn many different PTA hats throughout the years at my children’s schools. As they aged I became involved at the council and state levels. Along with fellow council officers we created the F.B.I. (Fathers Being Involved) program, which was praised by National PTA. As a member of the INPTA Board of Managers, I have served in many capacities other than officer roles including Reflections, Awards, Nominating and Diversity.  Outside of my involvement in PTA, I have volunteered many hours for Girl Scouts, Autism Speaks, and the Snider HS Marching Band.


Phone: (260)-249-0934

Ruby Dollar, Student Consultant

Ruby Dollar is a high school senior from  Indianapolis, IN. This is her 4th year on the Indiana PTA board. She was named the Indiana PTA Student Making a Difference in 2015 for her volunteer work with the Sonny Day Community Center, a PTA run food and clothing pantry. Ruby enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her three dogs. She plans to attend college to become a preschool teacher, with a focus on working with special needs children.

Tim Dodson, Technology Consultant

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Jason Headlee, Nominating Committee Chair

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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 / FLC / Acting PR & Marketing Chair

Carissa Dollar is from Indianapolis and currently serves as Indiana PTA Vice President of Advocacy and leads our PR & Marketing efforts. Carissa has previously served in numerous roles at both the local and council levels. She founded the Sonny Day Community Center, a food an clothing pantry run by the PTAs in her district. 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.

Phone:(317) 691-4916

Indiana PTA Board of Managers