NEOEA Governance

Governing Documents


President: Melanie Hameed (Warren EA)

President-elect: Sue Messinger (Parma EA)

Past President: Rob McFee (Willoughby-Eastlake TA)

Recording Secretary: Suzie Neff (Columbia Local EA)


NEOEA Unit Representatives and Representatives-at-Large

Unit 1: Andrew Smith (Sheffield-Sheffield Lake TA)

Unit 2: Laura Ponsart (Fairview Park EA)

Unit 3: Trish Duncan (Bedford EA)

Unit 4: Stephani Itibrout (Medina City TA)

Unit 5: Marissa Platton (Austintown EA)

Unit 6: Bryan Bain (Willoughby-Eastlake TA)

Unit 7: Crystal Boyd Funderburk (Hudson EA)

Unit 8: Jerry Turillo (Boardman EA)

Unit 9 East: Debra VanGorder (Ashtabula ACSE)

Unit 9 West: Jen Hein (Brunswick ESP Assn.)

Education Support Professionals Representative-at-large: Barb Armour (Brunswick ESP Assn.)

Higher Education Representative-at-large: Tacibaht Turel (YSU-OEA)

Minority Representative-at-large: Jonetta Reed (Euclid TA)

Retired Representative-at-large: Donna Smoot-Walters (Barberton EA-retired)

OEA/NEOEA Unit Representatives and Representatives-at-Large

Unit 1: Julie Garcia (Lorain EA)

Unit 2: Lauren DiMauro (Bay TA)

Unit 3: Marchell Josie (East Cleveland EA)

Unit 4: Nicole Stratton (Copley TA)

Unit 5: Barbara Martini (Champion EA)

Unit 6: Sharron Callahan (Cardinal EA)

Unit 7: Mike Farren (Barberton EA)

Unit 8: Jason Scherer (Field Local TA)

Unit 9: Tammy LaPlante (Ashtabula ACSE)

NEA Directors from northeastern Ohio: Amy Butcher (#2) (Westlake TA) and Carol Correthers (#4) (Lorain EA)

OEA ESP Director at-large: Tonya Horn (Green Local Assn. of School Support)

OEA Higher Education Director at-large: Sarah Eisnaugle (YSU-APAS)

OEA officer from northeastern Ohio: Jeff Wensing (OEA Vice-President)

To contact the officers or representatives, send an email to or call the NEOEA office at 216.518.0200.


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