PFA board

The PFA Board is made up of a team of parent members who serve as the governing council of the Parents and Family Association.  The Board is an advocate for, and engages with, the parents and families of UA students. The Board plans PFA events, assists in developing communications for parents and families, and are ambassadors of the University.

The PFA Board meets the first Wednesday of every month during the Spring 2016 semester in Simmons Hall. Meetings are open to the public - please email if interested in attending.

Interested in joining? Fill out the PFA Board Interest Form.


2015/16 members

Rich Wilson, Chair
Mentor, OH
Sophomore son, Biomedical Engineering

Jeanette Foster, Vice Chair
Akron, OH
Sophomore son – Chemical Engineering

Diane Bauer, Secretary
Copley, OH,
Sophomore daughter, Supply Chain/Operations Mgmt

Barb Tomin
Mogadore, OH
Junior daughter, Geology

Laura Yarabenetz
Cortland, OH
Junior Son, Art – Graphic Design

Betty Small
Wadsworth, OH
Junior son, Pre-Med Biology

Keith Rittenhouse
Shelby, OH
Sophomore son, Geographic & Land Information Systems

Rachel Eaton
Uniontown, OH 
Senior son, Computer Science

Carol Beck
Calcutta, OH 
Freshman son, Mechanical Engineering

Rachel Kreeger
Avon Lake, OH 
Freshman son, Education

Joe Heisler
Akron, OH 
Freshman daughter, Art Education; Junior daughter, Undecided

Lisa Speicher
New Philadelphia, OH 
Freshman son, Mechanical Engineering

Cassandra Verardi - UA Staff Member & Parent Board Advisor
Director, Student Success Services & ZipAssist