Board of Trustees & Committees
Immediate Past President
Melissa Kuhns Wheeler
The e-communications committee oversees the social media platforms of the OLA (Twitter and Facebook) and provides intermittent communications to members outside the official channel of email. Items to communicate can include reminders of upcoming events, photos of recent events, links to articles relevant to our profession, or highlighting our members, items of interest about our members, and any other item the committee and Chair deem relevant and beneficial.
Chaired by Bridget McAuliffe
Education & Outreach Committee
The Education and Outreach Committee works with students interested in studying public policy. The committee is also responsible for awarding the two $2,000 academic scholarships to students studying public policy. This committee is run by the OLA Foundation.
Chaired by Miranda Motter
|David Corey||Kurt Leib|
|Heidi Fought||Jessica Mead|
|Kevin Futryk||Lora Miller|
|Victor Hipsley||Margie Rolf|
|Zach Holzapfel||Josh Sanders|
|Pat Jacoment||Amanda Sines|
Ethics & Professionalism Committee
This committee is responsible for determining the topics and content for the OLA voluntary certification program, including identifying and confirming speakers for the program panels. The committee will make every effort to offer certification courses at least every other month through the 24-month certification period. The committee will make available to the membership the schedule for certification courses as well as topics and speakers that will be distributed by email and available on the OLA website. The committee reserves the right to revise the schedule at any time.
Chaired by Erika Cybulskis
|Nate Filler||Joshua Sanders|
|Victor Hipsley||Charles Willoughby|
|Josh Brown, Esq.||Holly Nagle|
|Don Boyd||Melissa Kuhn Wheeler|
|Michael-Lynn Evans||Rachel G. Winder|
|Laura Abu-Absi||Julie Keil|
|Kris Klaus||Cheryl Subler|
The Golf Committee plans the Mike Morrison Memorial Open, which benefits the OLA Foundation.
Chaired by Kevin Futryk
The membership committee works to recruit new members and retain current OLA members as well as assist with various events throughout the year.
Chaired by Tony Brigano
The Networking Committee's primary responsibility is to plan and organize the OLA Signature Series Luncheons and other member events. For the Signature Series Luncheons, the committee brainstorms relevant topics and secures speakers for the event. Typical speakers have been statewide political leaders from whom our membership would be interested in hearing speak about their experiences in public policy.
Chaired by Amanda Sines