top of page
logo black.jpeg

Meet The Arizona PTA Team

Committee.jpg
Image.jpeg

President
Sara Gagliardi

I am an Arizona native. I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren who I absolutely adore. I started PTA to become more involved with the education side while my youngest boys were struggling. I served as secretary and president of Mountain Shadows PTSA for a total of 5 years before coming to Arizona PTA. I am very proud to say our PTSA won many membership awards in the state for our group’s efforts.  I have served on the state level as Field Service Chair, acting region director as needed, Vice President of Membership, 1st Vice President, and now President. I look forward to continuing my journey with Arizona PTA in order to fulfill my passion of helping others be successful leaders and advocates for all children

This could be You Graphic.png

President Elect
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!

Danielle Padia Pic.jpg

Vice President
Danielle Padia

Danielle Padia is an Arizona Native who attended the same elementary & high school her children attended. She studied at GCC, ASU West, and earned her Master's degree at NAU.  She served as President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer for her local unit over 8 years. Danielle also served as North Central Maricopa Region Director for 3 years and is now honored to serve as the Vice President for AZ PTA.  She's been part of the AZ delegation at the National PTA Conference for the last 2 years.  Danielle is looking forward to supporting local units as well as the organization for the next 2 years.

amanda.jpg

Vice President of Membership 
Amanda Reyes

Amanda Reyes is honored to serve as the Vice President of Membership. In the past has severed as the SWM Region Director. She has lived in Arizona for 15 years and has served in PTA for 9 years at a local unit and on State PTA. She lives in Tonopah with her husband and 4 children.

Terrie Minnick.jpg

Secretary 
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.

Kirsten Morgan.jpg

Treasurer
Kirsten Morgan

Kirsten is proud to use her municipal budget and finance experience to support Arizona PTA in accordance with IRS guidelines and State nonprofit laws.

Bumford, Kristin Photo 2022.jpg

Southwest Maricopa Region Director 
Kristin Bumford

Kristin is an Arizona native and has been active in Arizona local units for 2 years. She has three children, two elementary aged and one sassy toddler! Kristin has worked in the education system for 16 years and counting. Advocating for student’s needs is something she is passionate about and is the main reason she volunteers for both a local and state PTA. In addition, she loves educating/teaching others as they work to reach their full potential in achieving their goals.

Tiffany Headshot-2.jpg

Southern Region
Director 

Tiffany Rogers

I am new to Arizona, but not to PTA. I have worked with PTA for 17 years and love the community that it offers. I have a 23 year old that lives in Austin with 1 more year at University of TX and a 13 year old that is looking forward to attending Magee Middle School In TUSD. I fully believe in PTAs mission, to help every child's potential become a reality. I look forward to serving the Southern Region and helping Arizona further the PTA mission.

This could be You Graphic.png

North Central Maricopa Region Director
Monique Nieto

Email Monique with your questions!

North Central Maricopa Region Director
VACANT

This could be You Graphic.png

Northwest Maricopa 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.

This could be You Graphic.png

Northern 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.

This could be You Graphic.png

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.

Copy of Nicole Profile Image.png

Field Service Chair
Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin is excited to serve as Field Services Chair for AZ PTA. She is a Paraprofessional in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Nicole is also a mother of 3 and has served on her local unit for 5 years, as Secretary. 

Copy of This could be You Graphic.png

Diversity Chair 
VACANT

Please contact Arizona PTA if you are interested in this position.

Heidi C

Health & Safety Chair 
Heidi Carpenter

Heidi jumped into PTA when her oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2022. She is the current Treasurer of the Desert Willow Elementary PTA in Tucson. Heidi is the mother of two and an occupational therapist. Heidi has twelve years of volunteer leadership experience with occupational therapy organizations. 

 

She hopes to work with local units to keep health and safety topics top of mind and promote programming that advocates for all children.

 

Please contact Heidi to say "Hi", ask a question, or get involved!

This could be You Graphic.png

Southeast Maricopa/Pinal 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.

This could be You Graphic.png

Western 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.

Copy of This could be You Graphic.png

Bylaws Chair
VACANT

Please contact Arizona PTA if you are interested in this position.

Copy of This could be You Graphic.png

Advocacy Chair
VACANT

Arizona PTA is looking for individuals like you to help with our advocacy efforts.

Copy of This could be You Graphic.png

Marketing & PR/ Communications Chair
VACANT

This could be you!

Contact office@azpta.org if you are interested in helping Arizona PTA with social media and marketing messaging. 

Sharon_pic.jpg

Arts in Education Chair
Sharon Clark Frierson

Bio coming soon...

Allen Little.png

Family & Community
Engagement Chair

Allen Little

Allen is a husband and a father of 6 children and 6 grandchildren.  He has a background in Information Technology, Real Estate, and Culinary Arts. He currently serves as Vice-president of the Kingswood PTSA. He has sat on numerous boards such as (CAP) Community Action Partnerships and various Illinois Realtor Association Advocacy Committees.  Allen, being a single father raising his 3 children before his remarriage understands firsthand the challenges of parenting, the importance of being involved in your child's education in school and out, the effects their surroundings, our society and social media have on our precious children. He also understands the importance of Family and Community as these are intricate and important pieces to a child's growth and development.  He looks forward to bringing his experience and knowledge to the Arizona PTA to enrich Family Engagement as well as Male Engagement throughout this Great State of Arizona.

Chantelle Little.jpg

Leadership Development Chair
Chantelle Little

Chantelle decided to join her local PTA after relocating from Illinois.  She figured this was a good way to meet new parents.  Shortly after attending her first meeting, she was elected to her 1st Board seat.  After her first state Convention she realized that a spark had formed not only to advocate for the children in her area but for all children.  Together with her husband they share 6 children, 5 grandchildren and a very active Schipperke (Diamond).  Chantelle has a passion for helping others develop and advance in their career as well as in life.  She lives to learn something new daily.

Kirsten Morgan.jpg

2024 Convention Lead
Kirsten Morgan

Email with questions or ideas for the 2024 Arizona PTA annual convention. 

Additional Committees & Members

*Committee Chairs

Interested in joining or need more information about committees?
Email: office@azpta.org

Advocacy Committee

Kirsten Morgan*

Allen Little

Arts in Education Committee

Sharon Clark Frierson*

Shana Wilson

Reflections Sub-Committee

Sharon Clark Frierson

Shana Wilson

Colette Campbell

 

Amanda Reyes 

Kirsten Morgan*

Danielle Padia

Budget & Finance Committee

Tiffany Rogers* (Acting Chair)

Terrie Minnick

Kirsten Morgan

Bylaws Committee

Diversity Committee

Angela McCallister*

Chantelle Little

Caitlin Dragun

Allen Little*

Family & Community Engagement Committee

Male Engagement Sub-Committee

Conor Martin*

Allen Little

Nicole Martin*

Chantelle Little

Monique Nieto

Danielle Padia

Field Service Committee

Health & Safety Committee

VACANT*

Heidi Carpenter

Chantelle Little*

Conor Martin

Leadership Development Committee

Amanda Reyes* 

Jessica Miranda

Membership Committee

State & Local Unit Relations (SLUR) Committee

Danielle Padia

Amanda Reyes 

Tiffany Rogers

Sharon Clark Frierson

Nathan Padia

Caitlyn Martin

Youth Committee

Office Management Team

Sara Gagliardi

Danielle Padia

Amanda Reyes 

Terrie Minnick

Kirsten Morgan

Elections Committee
(2 Elected Members)

To be determined 

Kirsten Morgan

Allen Little

Terrie Minnick

Marketing & Public Relations Committee

Newsletter - Marketing Sub-Committee

Terrie Minnick

Teacher of the Month - Marketing Sub-Committee

Monique Nieto*

Kirsten Morgan

Caitlin Dragun

Nominating Committee
(7 BOM Members)

To be determined 

Convention Committee

ALL BOM Members

Tiffany Rogers

Kirsten Morgan

Nicole Martin

Monique Nieto

Shana Wilson

Irene Dargan

Site Selection - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Awards - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Registration - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Credentials - Convention Sub-Committee

Amanda Reyes

Workshop - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Meal Functions - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Hospitality - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Rules - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Decorations - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Convention PR - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

Program - Convention Sub-Committee

Vacant

bottom of page