Board Member Descriptions and Contacts

Position Position Description
Executive Committee Responsibilities Develop Goals for Council Board and General Membership approval; Approve Standing and Special Committee Chairs and members; appoint School Board Advisory Committee and Regional representatives; Approve Committee Plan of Works; present council leadership training; attend Virginia PTA Annual Conference; attend National PTA events on behalf of Council, as requested by President.
President – Jane Miscavage

Preside at all meetings; spokesperson for the council; extend FCCPTA work into all parts of the council territory; coordinate the work of the officers and committees; submit documents to state in timely fashion; ex-officio of all committees except nominating committee; sign legal documents; assist local units with questions and concerns.

Attend district, state, and national PTA events; appoint, with the consent of the Executive Committee, council representatives to advisory committees, coalitions, task forces, and attendees to state and national PTA events; adhere to council in good standing requirements as prescribed in council bylaws.

1st Vice President, Outreach – Stella Pekarsky


Serve as VP of Outreach: work directly with PTA units in need of assistance, while directing them to the appropriate council or state board member for continued assistance; serve as council liaison in assisting new PTAs with start-up, training, and mentor.

Review membership dues’ payments and bylaws’ revisions; maintain communications with units needing assistance to meet VA PTA Good Standing status. Maintain Great Ideas web page and Best Practices’ Facebook group; Perform other duties as assigned.

2nd Vice President, AdvocacyMatt Dunne
Serve as the VP of Advocacy: coordinate the Council’s efforts in the advocacy areas of education and legislation; Monitor and coordinate council efforts with FCPS and Virginia Department of Education public policy. Review state and national PTA advocacy initiatives; provide Action Alerts for council positions; perform other duties as assigned.
3rd Vice President, Programs – Denise Bolton


Serve as VP of Programs: coordinate Council-sponsored programs, including Awards, Diversity, Reflections, Spelling Bee, Scholarships, and other council-sponsored events. Coordinate with President and President-Elect to plan general membership meeting programs.
4th Vice President, Training – Michelle Leete


Serve as VP of Training: Coordinate Council Leadership Training with President and President-Elect. Coordinate with Vice Presidents and Committee Chairs to address training and skills needs of local units
Secretary – Terri Radziewski


Record the minutes of all meetings; act as custodian of all records; Keep official copy of council bylaws; Notifiy chairs of appointments; prepare correspondence required by the Executive Committee, Executive Board, and membership.

Maintain a roster of local PTAs with good standing status for voting privileges, maintain council board members’ contact information and verification of their local unit membership; perform other duties as assigned.

Treasurer – Ann-Marie Ward


Maintain custody of all funds of the council; keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures; makes disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or association in adopted budget; have checks/vouchers signed by two officers.

Present a written financial statement at every meeting of the association; prepare annual financial report at the close of the fiscal year; have accounts examined according to VA PTA auditing procedures; file all appropriate tax documents; submit a copy of the fiscal year-end audit and 990 to VA PTA; prepare next year budget for board approval by June and adoption by general membership.

Executive Board Responsibilities

For Voting Board Members Only

Transact Council business between general membership meetings as needed; create standing and special committees and approve their Plan of Work; provide board report to general membership; select auditing committee; and approve proposed budget to be presented to general membership for adoption.

Committee Chairs, Advisory Representatives and Liaisons


AAP Committee Chair
Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee (AAPAC) Representative – Terri Radziewski

Chairs Advanced Academics Committee: FCCPTA Liaison to AAPAC; promotes communication between parents of advanced studies; and monitors FCPS actions regarding advanced learners and provides this information to FCCPTA and parents.

Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) Representative – Ann-Marie Ward


FCCPTA Liaison to ACSD and submits reports to Special Education Chair and President regarding meeting topics and upcoming events.
Budget (FCPS) – Jason Morgan
Monitor and analyze FCPS Budget: bring recommendations to the Executive Board for action; assist local units in formulating position on the FCPS budget and the County Fiscal Plan; encourage local PTA units to testify at public hearings on the FCPS budget and the County Fiscal Plan.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committee Representative – Monique Roberts
FCCPTA Liaison to CTEAC: committee required by Virginia Board of Education, consists of representatives from business, industry and labor; School Board appointees, and a student representative; provides advice to the school administration regarding career and technical education programs and initiatives with the aim of maintaining and improving the effectiveness of these courses in providing students with occupational knowledge and skills valuable in preparing them for the workforce, and to assist the schools in obtaining support and participation from the business community and the public.
Community Action Board – Beth Tudan
Represent FCCPTA on CAAB: Identify and implement ways FCCPTA can promote the mission of CAAB; To make a positive difference in the lives of low-income families and individuals in Fairfax County; Advises the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on the needs, concerns and aspirations of low-income persons; and recommends policies that promote meaningful change; Mandated by Federal law, the board provides oversight for state and federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. The grants, along with matching funds from Fairfax County, are used to support community-based initiatives.
Diversity & Inclusion Chair – Open
Chairs FCCPTA Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Provides reports by Council MSAOC representative to Executive Board and General Membership; Monitors and assess effectiveness of FCPS academic strategies related to closing the achievement gap between racial, ethnic, and Limited English Speaking students; assists local units in working with schools to respond to the achievement challenges of racial, ethnic, and language minority students; carry out FCCPTA objectives in minority Achievement; encourage FCPS and FCCPTA to be sensitive of factors that adversely affect school climate that influence positive community and parental involvement (increase minority school volunteers). Responsible for planning the FCCPTA Diversity Conference and a family engagement program focused on diversity and inclusion.
Education – Open
Monitor activities pertaining to the FCPS instructional plan, including the School Board Strategic Governance, Operational Expectations, Interpretations and Indicators, Monitoring Reports, Operating Plan, Standards of Learning (SOL), SOL Assessments, and community involvement in the FCPS curriculum and evaluation process; provide in-depth studies, as authorized by the Executive Board on specific educational issues; committee consists of special interest topics and coalitions within FCPS (i.e. Twice Exceptional Children and others)
Facilities & Transportation – Open
Monitor FCPS facilities planning and the Capital improvement Plan (CIP): assist local PTA units in having an appropriate voice in the formation of their school’s facility needs and their position on the CIP; encourages local PTA units to make their positions known to the School Board and the Board of Supervisors; provides reports to FCCPTA Executive Board and General Membership on current topics and issues. Monitor FCPS transportation issues as they relate to health and safety of children.
Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) Representative – Risa May
Represent FCCPTA on FLECAC: Identify and implement ways FCCPTA can promote the mission of FLECAC; To advise the K-12 health and physical education and FLE curriculum coordinator on Program of Studies development and implementation; Advise curriculum coordinator as goals, objectives, media, and special instructional materials are developed. Provide a report to Executive Board and General Membership.
Family and School Partnerships – Dr. Renee LaHuffman -Jackson (Non-Voting)
Coordinates between FCPS and FCCPTA to develop and implement parent programs that meet parent and school needs.  Proves resources to promote family involvement activities and provide supplemental information and materials to parents; utilizes and promotes National PTA’s National Standards on parenting resources as well as other partnership opportunities.
Fairfax County Federation of Teachers – Tina Williams
Represents and coordinates between FCFT and FCCPTA. The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which we work; to improve the quality of the services we provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.
Fairfax Education Association – Kevin Hickerson
Represents and coordinates between FEA and FCCPTA. Fairfax Education Association has served as the voice of Fairfax teachers with our legislators at home and in Richmond, with county officials, with members of the school board, the superintendent and his staff. Throughout its history, FEA has stayed true to the mission of services to educators and to demanding the highest standards of education for the children of our county. FEA is a local affiliate of the Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association.
Health and Wellness – Fabiola Greeen


Chairs FCCPTA Health, Parenting, and Safety Committee. Provides reports by Council School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) representative to the Executive Board and General Membership; advises the FCPS School Board about issues promoting healthy youth in our schools and community; Chair monitors and informs FCCPTA on issues such as later start times (SLEEP), substance abuse, child abuse, student behavior, safety, family life education, and children’s health issues; promotes state and national PTA programs for health, safety, and family engagement. Work with Facilities & Transportation Chair on student health impact.
Legislation – Open


Keep abreast of local, state, and national legislative issues relating to PTA positions or concerns; provide information to local units on legislative issues and encourage local and council participation in state and national legislative efforts; present the positions of the council on legislative issues to elected local, state, and national representatives; present and encourage participation in the VAPTA annual legislative agenda.
Minority Student Achievement Oversight (MSAOC) Representative – Maya Castillo

FCCPTA Liaison to MSAOC and provides reports to Diversity Awareness Chair and President; MSAOC monitors the implementation of FCPS programs, policies, and strategies that affect minority student achievement, provides an assessment and consults with minority parent community to keep them informed of these efforts.
Reflections – Denise Bolton


Coordinates and oversees Reflections Arts in Education program; provides resource links on council web site. If available, works directly local PTA units’ Reflections Chairs to provide resources and information to enable them to facilitate the program within their schools.

Facilitates communication about the Reflections program; conduct Reflections program training sessions; coordinate the Reflections program process; implement a recognition program for Reflections winners at the County level and promote the Reflections program through newsletter articles and various means of communication.

Scholarships (CTE and C. Belter)

Promotes Council Scholarships for graduating seniors.

Qualifications for CTE: Career Technical Education based students; Cathy Belter Scholarship: Commitment to College Education study; Review applications for criteria, oversee judging, and presentation of award.

School Health Advisory Committee – Betty Ende

FCCPTA Liaison to SHAC: advises the FCPS School Board about issues promoting healthy youth in our schools and community.

SHAC’s purpose is to assist with promoting healthy youth in our schools and community assists with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.

Special Education via SEPTA

Chairs FCCPTA Special Education Committee via the Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA).

Provides ASCD representative’s report to the Executive Board and General Membership; promotes communication between parents of students in Special Education; monitors FCPS Special Education Programs and FCPS actions; works to achieve Council objectives regarding Special Education; provide training to local unit Special Education Representatives; and provide updates to FCCPTA on Special Education issues.

Spelling Bee Coordinator –  Eliza Morss
Sub-Committee under VP Programs

Works closely with the president, president-elect, and VP of Programs to:

Coordinate the annual Fairfax County Spelling Bee; Register with Scripps; Maintain a distribution list and communicate with local unit Bee representatives; Publicize the Spelling Bee and results; Work with Bee sponsor Fairfax Times; Identify and develop new Bee sponsors; Perform other delegated duties as assigned to accomplish the goals and mission of the council.

Superintendent’s Representative – Kathleen Thomas


Coordinate with Superintendent to encourage local unit PTA Presidents to attend the SP meetings and arrange with Superintendent the dates of the meeting as well as potential topics for each meeting; FCCPTA President provided the opportunity to speak at each of these meetings regarding Family Engagement topics and current PTA programs and events; Superintendent or alternate will attend FCCPTA General Membership meetings and will present information on a current issue of interest regarding FCPS, students, and families.
Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council – Matt Dunne,
Fairfax County Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) Representative — Jenna White,
Successful Youth and Child Policy Team (SCYPT) – Michelle Leete,

Represents FCCPTA on Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council and reports updates to FCCPTA Executive Board and general membership


Represents FCCPTA on the Fairfax County Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN)


Represents FCCPTA on FCPS’ Successful Youth and Child Policy Team and reports updates to FCCPTA Executive Board