Board of Directors

2023-2024 Minnesota PTA Board of Directors

Amy Nelson (she/her)


Christine Jannetto



Cathy Nathan


Bridget Drummond

Family Engagement

Joanne Barkmeier


Kelly Jackson


Heather Starks


Minnesota PTA's State Board of Directors has a long history of active Past-Presidents. 

Our immediate Past-President serves as an ex-officio member of our Board and works with the current President to allow for a smooth transition between leadership teams. This also allows the Past-President to complete any programs or projects they may not have been able to complete during their term.

Local Unit Outreach 

chairs the working group of the Minnesota PTA responsible for leadership development and training as well as non-profit and compliance support.

If you are interested in finding out more about this volunteer position, please email

Maria Bavier

National Grants

National Programs Team

New Unit Recruitment

Membership Team

Yelena Sokolova


National Programs Team

Dani Indovino Cawley

Federal Legislative Chair

Advocacy Team

If you would like to find out more about being on Minnesota PTA's Board of Directors or are interested in any of our open positions, please contact Amy Nelson, President, at

Open Positions 

Treasurer (Board Position)

Local Unit Outreach Commissioner (Board Position)

Communications (Team Member - non-voting)

STEM+ Families (Team Member - non-voting)

Technology/Website (Team Member - non-voting)

Treasurer Advisory Group (Team Member - non-voting)