Meet The Team

President

Sergio Chavez

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.

President Elect

Anne Gabriellini

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.

Vice President 

Sarah Davis

Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah has served in each of the four positions on a local unit. She enjoys speaking with and directly helping units with new ideas while maintaining their good standing status

Vice President of Membership 

Sara Gagliardi

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 on membership.

Secretary 

Jenny Chavez

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.

Treasurer

Fuji Uyehara

New York native, Fuji, participated in her local PTA as Treasurer & President for around 10 years while her three children were in school.  She is excited to be part of the AZ PTA team for her second time. 

Arts in Education Chair

AZPTA is looking for dedicated volunteers who want to help make a difference in the lives of Arizona school children. Contact us for more information!

Bylaws Chair

Terrie Minnick

A Past President of AZPTA ('99-'01), Terrie is a proud Mom of 2 and Grandma of 3. She holds a certification in Non-Profit Management from ASU. She's a former National PTA Board of Directors member and Trainer. Terrie served as a Commissioner on the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism for 10 years.

Diversity Chair  Dannie Padia

Dannie is an Arizona Native who went to the same elementary and high school her children go to now. She's excited to help the units of North Central Maricopa Region.  She was part of her local unit for 9 years and served on the board for 7 of those years in various positions, and is now honored to be serving at the State Level. 

State Legislative Issue Chair

vacant

AZPTA is looking for dedicated volunteers who want to help make a difference in the lives of Arizona school children. Contact us for more information!

Northern Arizona

Region Director 

vacant

This region is managed by the Arizona PTA Board of Managers. If you'd like to run for this position please email AZ PTA.

North Central Region - Field Services Representative

Dannie Padia

Dannie is an Arizona Native who went to the same elementary and high school her children go to now. She's excited to help the units of North Central Maricopa Region.  She was part of her local unit for 9 years and served on the board for 7 of those years in various positions, and is now honored to be serving at the State Level. 

Northeast Maricopa/Gila 

Region Director

vacant

This region is managed by the Arizona PTA Board of Managers. If you'd like to run for this position please email AZ PTA.

Northwest Maricopa Region Director

Chris White

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.

Southern Region

Region Director 

vacant

This region is managed by the Arizona PTA Board of Managers. If you'd like to run for this position please email AZ PTA.

Southeast Maricopa/Pinal Region Director

This region is managed by the Arizona PTA Board of Managers.  If you'd like to run for this position please email AZ PTA.

Southwest Maricopa Region Director 

Amanda Reyes

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.

Western Region Region Director

vacant

This region is managed by the Arizona PTA Board of Managers. If you'd like to run for this position please email AZ PTA.

Field Services Chair

Lee Smith

Lee has been involved with PTA for the past 3 years and has served as president of her local unit. She is a past president of the Az Sunbelt Chapter of MPI (Meeting Professionals International), and an active member for the past 11yrs. She has an 8yr old daughter and two stepdaughters, 17 and 21. In her spare time, Lee is an avid country music fan and enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

Federal Legislative

Issues Chair

vacant

AZPTA is looking for dedicated volunteers who want to help make a difference in the lives of Arizona school children. Contact us for more information!

Health & Safety Chair 

Nick Reyes

Nick has been a part of the Arizona PTA Board for 4 years. He enjoys the great outdoors and is a US Navy veteran. He lives in Tonopah with his wife and 4 children.

Arizona PTA

Arizona PTA is a State Congress of the National PTA working collaboratively with national and local education, health, safety and child advocacy groups.  

Mission: To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for children.

"every child. one voice."

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