Leadership and committees

2014 - 2015 Officers

  • Lynda Zimmerman, President
  • Melissa Bess, President-elect
  • Sarah Denkler, Vice President
  • Sarah Traub, Secretary
  • Rebecca Travnichek, Treasurer
  • Kathy Macomber, Past-president

Board of directors

The UMEA Board of Directors is made up of the officers, two representatives from each region, the chairs of the standing committees, and the presidents of the professional associations. Alternates serve on the board only when one of the representatives is unable to attend the meeting.

Professional association representatives

  • Sarah Denkler, MAEP
  • Bethany Bachman, MEAFCS
  • Jenny Flatt, MAE4-HYW
  • Van Ayersr, MACEDEP
  • Mary Simon Leuci, ESP

Regional representatives

  • Campus
    Susan Mills-Gray  (2015)
    Andrew Zumwalt (2016)
    Marcia Shannon (alternate)
  • East central
    Dean Larkin (2015)
    James Quinn (2016)
    Wayne Shannon (alternate)
  • Northeast
    Zac Erwin (2015)
    Virgil Woolridge (2016)
    Gentrie Shafer(alternate)
  • Northwest
    Shaun Murphy (2015)
    Becky Simpson (2016)
    Nancy Coleman (alternate)
  • Southeast
    George Ohmes (2015)
    Mary Gosche (2016)
    Donna Aufdenberg (alternate)
  • Southwest
    Amy Patillo (2015)
    Crystal Irons (2016)
    Jill Scheidt (alternate)
  • Urban
    Crystal Weber (2015)
    Rob Russell (2016)
    Dan Cash (alternate
  • West central
    Connie Mefford (2015)
    Todd Lorenz (2016)
    Pat Miller (alternate)

Nomination committee

The nomination committee shall be chaired by the immediate past president and composed of one board member from each extension region and campus.

Kathy Macomber, Chair (Past President)

Regional representatives and alternates

  • Campus; Susan Mills-Gray
  • EC: Dean Larkin,  
  • NE; Zac Erwin, 
  • NW; Shaun Murphy, 
  • SE; George Ohmes 
  • SW; Amy Patillo, 
  • Urban; Crystal Webber,  
  • WC; Connie Mefford, 

Awards committee

The Awards Committee shall be composed of one elected representative from each extension region and one representative from campus.

  • Campus; Donna Mehrle (2015); Steve Henness (alternate)
  • EC ; Katie Kammler (2015), Sarah Hultine Massengale (alternate) 
  • NE; Wendy Brumbaugh (2015) , Karisha Devlin, (alternate)
  • NW; Janet Hackert (2015),  Randa Doty, NW (alternate)
  • SELinda Morgan (2015),  Sarah Denkler, SE (alternate)
  • SW; Renette Wardlow (2015),  Patrick Byers, SW (alternate)
  • Urban; Kara Lubischer (2015), Melissa Scheer, (alternate)
  • WC; Dana Pournelle (2015),  Mark Porth (alternate)

 

Professional Improvement and Staff Benefits committee

The Professional Improvement and Staff Benefits Committee shall be composed of two elected representatives from each extension region and two representatives from campus.

  • Campus; Karen Sherbondy (2015), Lynna Lawson (2016), Steve Jeanetta (alternate)
  • EC;Rebecca Blocker, (2015), Stephanie Schindler (2016), Vivian Mason (alternate)
  • NE; Patty Fischer (2015), Letitia Johnson (2016), Darla Campbell (alternate)
  • NW; Beverly Maltesberger (2015), Clint Dougherty (2016), Penny Crawford (alternate)
  • SE; Mary Gosche (2015), Kevin Anerson (2016), Richard Proffer (alternate)
  • SW;Jeremy Elliott-Engel (2015), Pam Duitsman (2016), Nellie Lamers (alternate)
  • Urban; Teresa Mareschal (2015), Darla Diltz (2016), Marsha Alexander (alternate)
  • WC; Michele Kroll (2015), Taryn Dameron (2016), Jackie Rasmussen (alternate)

Finance committee

The Finance Committee shall be composed each year of the following members: president-elect, secretary, treasurer, two appointed board members, and the retiring treasurer will be ex-officio.

  • President-elect: Melissa Bess
  • Secretary: Sarah Traub
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Travnichek
  • Retiring Treasurer (ex officio) Cynthia Zluticky
  • Shaun Murphy (appointed)
  • Crystal Weber (appointed)