Julie Klingenberger, President Elect
Julie Klingenberger is the mother of three children, 2 sons in college and a daughter that is a junior in high school. She now works as a Front Office Manager at the Center for Neurobehavioral Services in Fort Wayne after 14 years with Fort Wayne Community Schools.
Julie has a vast experience in PTA. She served as the President at Forest Park Elementary and Snider High School, Treasurer at Blackhawk Middle School, and President and Vice president of The Fort Wayne Area Council. She also spent three years as the Northeast Region Vice President, a year as Treasurer, and countless years as the Awards Chairman for Indiana PTA.
Julie has also enjoyed volunteering with Autism Speaks, Girl Scouts, and The Mighty Snider Marching Band.
Anthony "Tony" Distelrath, Field Service Consultant for Male Engagement
Tony currently resides in Fort Wayne Indiana and is a part of the North East Region. He has the pleasure of serving as a Field Service Consultant for the Indiana PTA State Board. Tony is also serving as a member at large for the Fort Wayne Area PTA Council. He has served in numerous roles in PTA such as; President, Vice President, Male Engagement Chair, Carnival Chair, Popcorn Dad, Fundraiser chair, and many more. Tony first started in PTA when his oldest son started school at Shambaugh Elementary. His wife signed him up to be a Popcorn dad and he has been involved ever since.
Tony has been happily married to my wife, Theresa for the past 22 years and is blessed to have two sons, Andrew and Michael. Andrew is a junior in college at Embry Riddle; studying Aeronautical Engineering and Michael is a senior in High School at Northrop in Fort Wayne. He recently joined the Army National Guard and is planning on going to college when he graduates.
Tony is a proud recipient of the Indiana PTA State Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a two timewinner of the Indiana PTA Volunteer of Year Award. He has also served as a Pack and Den leader for the Cub Scouts. He is happy to train or assist in any of the following areas: Male Engagement, committee work (running events (carnivals, car shows, pine wood derbys, and student events) Fundraising and relationship building.
Nikki Headlee, Field Service Consultant
Nikki Headlee is currently serving as Field Service Consultant.
Melodie Brunell, Field Service Consultant
Melodie Brunell is a stay at home mom of four kids .Two of her children are students at Washington Center Elementary, Another is at Bethel UMC Daycare, and her youngest is still at home. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas where her mother was president of the PTA at the school where she and her sister were students. From elementary through high school Melodie served on the student council. She and her husband were married in August 2003 and moved to Fort Wayne, IN in the fall of 2009.
While Melodie was in Kansas, she was a member of the Shawnee Mission Parents PTA. Melodie served as Vice President of Washington
Center Elementary PTA and has served as the flower show chair and legislative chair. She has also served on the following committees: red ribbon, bylaws, and membership.
Earl LaMar, Field Service Representative
Stephanie Eifrid, Field Service Representative
Kim Craighead, Northeast Vice President
Kim Craighead is currently serving as the NE 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 and currently serves as 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’s sons (Conner, Logan and Camden) are now 20, 17, and 15 and she is expecting her first grandchild in September. She has been married to her husband Rob for 23 years. She is still involved in PTA because she enjoys helping other units succeed and working with the NE 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
Theresa Distelrath, Immediate Past President
Theresa currently resides in Fort Wayne Indiana and has the honor of serving as Indiana PTA’s State President. She also has had the honor of serving at the Council and Local level in a plethora of roles including president, vice president, secretary, and legislative chair. Theresa first became familiar with PTA while student teaching and started volunteering when her oldest son started kindergarten. As a working mom, she learned firsthand the importance of being engaged and involved.
Theresa is happily married to Tony; her husband of 22 years and has two sons, Andrew and Michael. Andrew is a junior in college at Embry Riddle; studying Aeronautical Engineering and Michael is a senior in High School at Northrop in Fort Wayne. He recently joined the Army National Guard and is planning on going to college when he graduates.
Theresa has experience in several areas and is happy to provide any assistance or training in the following areas: President, Vice President, Committee Chairs, Secretary, Legislative Chair, Resolutions, Effective Communication, Outreach, Fundraising, Budgets, Audit Process, Taxes, and duties of the treasurer.
Expertise: President, Vice President, Legislation, Bylaws, Secretary, Training
NE Region, NE Council, Convention
Phone: (260) 466-4351
Renee Kilma, Field Service Consultant
Renee Klima has been involved in PTA since 2010. Joining because she was interested in what the PTA was doing at her daughter’s school, she found that she really enjoyed being involved in her daughter’s school. Her second year as a PTA member she was encouraged to accept a treasurer role in her local elementary PTA unit. As a treasurer, Renee attended many of the local trainings offered and started to become very active in the local and state PTA offerings. Renee has been a Field Service Consultant with the Indiana PTA for the last 2 years, where she really enjoys performing audits and learning more about that process and tax requirements. She has also been a member-at-large for the Fort Wayne Area Council PTA for the past 2 years.
Renee enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading books, crafting and sewing and being an advocate for her daughter. Renee works part –time for a research company helping to create surveys and monitor data responses. Her background in elementary education only adds to the interest that she has in helping our children and their schools to be successful.
Brian Scott, Consultant with Privledges
Jason Headlee, Field Service Consultant
Jason Headlee is currently serving as Field Service Consultant.
Camden Craighead, Student Consultant with Privileges
Logan Craighead, Student Consultant with Privileges
Logan Craighead is currently working as a student representative with benefits. He is a junior at Snider High School and part of the marching band, jazz band, pep band, and concert band. He has been involved in PTA since he could join at Blackhawk Middle School's PTSA. He joined the state PTA board as of this year. He has started learning web design and how to program in order to help his career and the organizations he wishes to help.
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