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 in Simmons Hall. 

2017/18 members

Jeanette Foster, Chair
Akron, OH
Son – Chemical Engineering

Mike Hickey, Secretary
Southington, OH 
Son - Undecided

Diane Waddell Bauer 
Copley, OH
Daughter - Supply Chain/Operations Mgmt

Barb Tomin
Suffield, OH
Daughter - Geology

Keith Rittenhouse
Shelby, OH
Son - Computer Information Systems

Joe Heisler
Akron, OH 
Daughter - Education; Daughter - Business; Daughter - Art History

Stephanie Smith
Massillon, OH 
Daughter - Social Work; Daughter - Athletic Training

George Carrick
Massillon, OH
Son - Computer Information Systems/Digital Forensics

Renee Waibel
Pittsburgh, PA
Daughter - Nursing

Vinit Kathardekar
Cupertino, CA
Son - Business

Lisa Lambert Durkin
Hudson, OH
Son - Electrical Engineering

David Hafler
Hilliard, OH
Son - Mechanical Engineering

Heather Wytrzyszczewski
Akron, OH
Daughter - Psychology

Shannon Strachan
Lakewood, OH
Son - Business/Marketing; Daughter - Business/Integrated Marketing; Son - Business/Sports Management

Cassandra Verardi - UA Staff Member & Parent Board Advisor
Director, Student Success Services & ZipAssist 
cjv8@uakron.edu