Meet The Team
President Sergio Chavez is the first male Hispanic president of Arizona PTA. From Phoenix, AZ he is focused on diversity and making PTA accessible to EVERYONE in Arizona.
New York native, Anne Gabriellini lives in Surprise, AZ. She has served in many offices during her time with PTA and loves helping units be in Good Standing with AZ PTA.
Paula K. Purkhiser
Paula K. Purkhiser has been volunteering with PTA since she joined Illinois PTA in 1997. She has served on numerous committees, in many positions and was the 2015-2017 Arizona PTA President.
Vice President of Membership
Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah has served in each of the four positions on a local unit. As VP of Membership, she particularly enjoys speaking with and helping units with membership ideas, incentives and goals.
Jenny Chavez has had a passion for PTA since 2009. She's been an active parent, local board member, state volunteer and state officer. Jenny loves meeting and talking with new members - email her if you need any help.
Irene Kufner has served as a local unit treasurer and on various committees for the past several years. Irene is the proud owner of a successful bookkeeping firm and helps companies Nationwide organize and reconcile their financial accounts for continued growth.
Arts in Education
Krystal is AZ PTA's youngest Board of Managers member. Her goal is to show how intragrel the arts are in our children's education and to make the Reflections Program a highlighted part of Arizona PTA.
filled by AZ PTA
This position is being filled by AZ PTA. If you'd like to work with the Bylaws committee and possibly be appointed to this position please email President, Sergio Chavez.
Tamillia is a 32 year old madre of one. She is from Colorado and her favorite food is hot wings. As Diversity Chair, she wants to show that PTA doesn't just have one face, it has many.
Field Services Chair
Sara Gagliardi has been involved with PTA for the past 5 years. She is excited to be part of the AZ PTA team and looks forward to working with local units as a part of Field Services.
Health & Safety Chair
Nick Reyes has been a part of the Arizona PTA Board for 3 years. He enjoys the great outdoors and is a US Navy veteran. He lives in Tonopah with his wife and 4 children.
State Legislative Issue Chair
Nicky Indicavitch is a strong advocate for AZ kids and believes public schools are the cornerstone of democracy. She served as RD and local unit President. She lives in Northern Arizona with her family.
JoAnne Chaffeur (FS)
JoAnne Chaffeur has been involved with PTA since 2002 in CA. She has been a school volunteer, booster parent, PTA president or VP from 2009-2016. In 2018 she stepped into Field Services Representative for Northern Arizona.
Northwest Maricopa Region Director
Chris White has lived in Arizona for over 20 years, proud Military Wife (USAF ret.) and mother of two. She has been involved with PTA for 5 years. Chris looks forward to working with AZ PTA and the local units.
Jenny is excited to serve as your Southern Arizona Region Director. Originally from Texas, she has been a part of PTA on the local level in Arizona for 7 years. Jenny lives in Corona De Tucson with her husband, two daughters and dog.
Southwest Maricopa Region Director
Amanda Reyes is honored to serve as the SWM Region Director. She has lived in Arizona for 11 years and has served in PTA for 5 years at a local unit and on State PTA. She lives in Tonopah with her husband and 4 children.