Greet and Grill Cookout


Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill AND an ice cream social! What’s not to love? Join us at the Greet and Grill Cookout on Friday, June 8, where we’ll offer you a one-stop shop for information on how to jump-start your local association, make life better for your members, and offer you an opportunity to join an NEOEA Committee.

NEOEA Governance

Governing Documents


President: Jeff Wensing from Parma EA
President-elect: Brian McConnell from Warrensville EA
Past President: Kim Richards from Cardinal EA
Recording Secretary: Lillian Tolbert from East Cleveland EA

NEOEA Unit Representatives and Representatives-at-Large

Unit 1:  Julie Garcia (Lorain EA)
Unit 2:  Susan Messinger (Parma EA)
Unit 3:  Irene Spraggins (East Cleveland EA)
Unit 4:  Suzie Neff (Columbia Local EA)
Unit 5:  Barbara Martini (Champion EA)
Unit 6:  Rob McFee (Willoughby-Eastlake TA)
Unit 7:  Nate Loman (Nordonia Hills EA)
Unit 8:  Jason Scherer (Field Local TA)
Unit 9:  JoNell Fox (Wadsworth SSA)
Unit 10:  Kathy Abrahamson (OEA Independent)
Education Support Professionals Representative-at-large:  Kathy Abrahamson (OEA Independent)
Higher Education Representative-at-large:  Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku (YSU-OEA)
Minority Representative-at-large:  Karen Winston (East Cleveland EA)
Retired Representative-at-large:  Marsh Buckley (Mentor TA-retired)
Student Representative:  Aubrey Ryan (Kent State SEA)

OEA/NEOEA Unit Representatives and Representatives-at-Large

Unit 1:  Meisha D. Baker (Lorain EA)
Unit 2:  Amy L. Butcher (Westlake TA)
Unit 3:  Kecia Sanders-Stewart (East Cleveland EA)
Unit 4:  Teri Mackey (Wadsworth EA)
Unit 5:  Melanie Hameed (Warren EA)
Unit 6:  Danielle Russo (Mentor TA)
Unit 7:  Deb Lipnos (Twinsburg EA)
Unit 8:  Larry Ellis (Youngstown EA)
Unit 9:  Barb Armour (Brunswick ESP Assn.)
Unit 10:  Diana Charters (Ashtabula ACSE)
NEA Directors from northeastern Ohio:
Andrea Beeman (ESP at-large) (Maple Organization Support Team)
Jeff Rhodes (#5) (North Royalton EA)
Kim Richards (#3) (Cardinal EA)
HaSheen Wilson (ESP at-large) (YSU-ACE)
OEA Education Support Professionals Representative-at-large:  Karen Wright (Wellington Support Staff)
OEA Higher Education Representative-at-large:  Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku (YSU-OEA)
OEA officer from northeastern Ohio:  Becky Higgins (OEA President)
OEA Student Representative: William Palma (Youngstown State SEA)

To contact the officers or representatives, send an email to or call the NEOEA office at 216-518-0200 or 800-354-6794.


Our next NEOEA Day is Friday, October 12, 2018!

NEOEA Day represents your dues dollars at work. Attending NEOEA Day programs, most of which provide growth opportunities at lower-than-usual prices, is an excellent way to get some of your NEOEA dues dollars back! For more information, click the link below.

NEOEA Day Page