Georgia PTA members elect a representative board of directors to manage the business of the association every two years at the spring annual meeting during the Convention and Leadership Training.  The board of directors is charged on behalf of all Georgia PTA members, with the fiduciary duty and oversight of the largest child advocacy organization in the state of Georgia.  In addition to the volunteer board positions, Georgia PTA is managed with the help of a small and efficient staff.  The Georgia PTA Board of Directors is composed of:


Officer Position Email Address
Karen Hallacy President
Dawn Stastny President Elect
Shanda Ross 1st Vice President
Anita Jones 2nd Vice President
Diane Jacobi Secretary
Amanda Weber Treasurer
Carol Johnson Davis, CP-T, PRP Parliamentarian


Member Position Email Address
Tyler Barr Immediate Past President
Leon Hobbs National PTA Board Representative – Georgia


Director District Email Address
Open District 3 Director
Gloria Brown District 4 Director
Open District 5 Director
Wanda Palmer District 6 Director
Sidney Richardson District 7 Director
Charlotte Williams District 8 Director
Kristy Flowers District 9 Director
John Martin District 10 Director
Tanya Smith District 11 Director
Marina Staples District 12 Director
Kathy Strom District 13 Director


Chair Committee Email Address
Alvin Gainey Bylaws Chair
Brandy Culp Family Engagement Chair
Vernetta Nuriddin Legislative Chair
Susan Honea Membership Chair

SPECIALIST | SPECIAL COMMITTEES (Independent of the Board & Non-Voting)

Specialist Committee Email Address
Angie Dover Reflections
Leroy “Tre” Hutchins Special Needs
Abby Shiffman Communications
Liliana Brenner Diversity & Inclusion
Sam Shehan Hospitality
Nicole Ponziani Fraud & Conflict Resolution
Lynn McIntyre Health & Wellness
Tunieka Brown Youth Services
Cynthia Starke-Jones Education
Amy Song Georgia Department of Education Liaison