East Ridge Elementary PTA Board of Directors

The PTA Board consists of all elected officers and four standing committee chairpersons.

The ERPTA Board of Directors is the main decision-making body and legal representative of East Ridge Elementary PTA.


Kit Topaz, president@erpta.org

Interested in getting involved in PTA? Contact our President!

Co-Vice-Presidents of Fundraising:

Jennifer Lederman vpfundraising@erpta.org and Kate Geissler, vpfundraising2@erpta.org

With the help of the board, the fundraising committee is responsible for creating, running, and tracking all fundraisers. Work with this committee may include everything from coordinating volunteers, making posters, printing flyers, brainstorming fundraisers, and sending thank you notes. No prior fundraising experience is necessary.

Vice-President of Programs: 

OPEN, vpprograms@erpta.org

The VP of Programs is responsible for all of our ongoing programs, such as Art Docent, Classic Books, School Play, STEM Enrichment, and other ongoing program committees. This is an advisory position, as all of the programs reporting to this position have chairpeople of their own. This is a great position for someone new to the board who wants to begin to learn how PTA works.

Co-Vice-Presidents of Events:

Tiffany Dial, vpevents@erpta.org, and Kris Held

The VP’s of Events are responsible for overseeing our Welcome Back Celebration and other community events such as Bingo Night, Parents Nights, and Spelling Bees, and Art Walk. These folks coordinate vendors and activities for the events. They order tables, chairs, and food for events. Anyone who has planned a child’s birthday party can succeed in this role. This is a great committee to serve on if you are unable to help out with school hour activities. Most of these events and work can be done during evenings and weekends.

Vice-President of Publications:

Krystie Pilukas, vppublications@erpta.org

The VP of Publications is responsible for overseeing the publication of the Directory, Yearbook, End of Year Slideshow, and End of Year DVD. Ideally, this position requires some photo and publishing layout skills, however we can bring someone up to speed on that. We always need people to contribute photos for the yearbook and slideshow.

Christina Phillips, treasurer@erpta.org Our Treasurer can answer all your budget related questions, as well as provide donation receipts for tax purposes. The treasurer position requires some bookkeeping back ground, or at least a good head for numbers. We use software that walks you through the process. This position requires organization, attention to detail, and a minimum of 8 hours a weeks to complete. To learn more about this important position, please consider being on our financial review committee, which meets twice yearly in January and July.

Donna Wagner, secretary@erpta.org The Secretary is responsible for the minutes for PTA Board & General Membership Meetings.

Standing Committees

Membership – Sue Bowden, membership@erpta.org
Membership is a wonderful position for someone with time at the beginning of the year, as this is when it is most active. The membership chair handles membership forms and monies, creates income deposit records, and inputs member information into the state PTA database.
Hospitality – Marie Shobe, hospitality@erpta.org
Our hospitality chair provides treats for board and general meetings, and assists with refreshments at all PTA events.
Emergency Prep – Laura Blaskovich & Margaret Hughes
The emergency prep chairs maintain our emergency container by keeping accurate inventory, rotating old inventory out and new inventory in, planning emergency procedures by coordinating with staff, and assisting in safety drills at our school.