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Advocacy Committee

The PASA Advocacy Committee (formerly the PASA Resolutions Committee) is composed of one member elected from each of the 29 PASA regions. Members are elected in the same manner, for the same term, and on the same cycle as the regional Board of Governors' members. The PASA President-Elect/Secretary serves as chair of the committee.
Traditionally, the committee meets once a year in April, in the Harrisburg area, to review and discuss the Statement of Advocacy Priorities and develop proposed changes to the document.
Committee Responsibilities
The Advocacy Committee is responsible for informing and encouraging the membership to submit policy priorities for consideration. The committee annually drafts changes to the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities (formerly "PASA Resolutions") and presents it to the Board of Governors for approval. Upon Board approval, the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities is made available to PASA members for review, and action on the proposal is taken by the voting members in attendance at the annual business meeting.
Member Responsibilities 

* identify issues and trends that may affect the operation of public schools in the Commonwealth
* develop a list of regional issue priorities by polling the membership in each respective region and/or discussing issues at regional meetings
* participate in the annual spring meeting to discuss recommended changes to the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities

Click here for the 2023-24 Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities.
The document informs PASA's advocacy efforts by identifying specific actions that need to be taken in order to achieve the goals of the association.

2023-24 Advocacy Committee

Chair: Dr. George Fiore, Chester County I.U.



01 Dr. Keith Hartbauer Brownsville
02 Vacant Vacant
03 Dr Johanna Vanatta Chartiers Valley
04 Dr. Tracy Vitale Seneca Valley
05 Mr. Thomas Washington Crawford Central
06 Mr. David McDeavitt Allegheny-Clarion Valley
07 Dr. Gennaro Piraino, Jr. Franklin Regional
08 Mr. Kenneth Kerchenske Cambria Heights
09 Mr. Jed Hamberger Oswayo Valley
10 Dr. Jacquelyn Martin Keystone Central
11 Mr. Vance Varner Mifflin County
12 Dr. Nathan Van Deusen South Eastern York
13 Dr. Philip Domencic Cornwall-Lebanon
14 Dr. Cathy Taschner Schuylkill Valley
15 Dr. Mark Leidy Mechanicsburg Area
15 Mr. Ryan Z. Neuhard Newport
16 Dr. Frank Jankowski Selingsgrove Area
17 Mr. Craig Stage Athens Area
18 Dr. Brian Uplinger Hazleton Area
19 Mrs. Holly Sayre Carbondale Area
20 Dr. Elizabeth Robison Pocono Mountain
21 Mr. Robert J. Spengler Catasauqua Area
22 Dr. Bridget O'Connell Palisades
23 Dr. John A. Toleno Upper Merion Area
24 Dr. Will Stout Owen J. Roberts
25 Ms. Bernadette C. Reiley Interboro
26 Vacant Vacant
27 Dr. Eric Rosendale Beaver Valley I.U. 27
28 Dr. Matthew Curci Apollo-Ridge
29 Dr. Rene Evans Schuylkill Co. I.U. 29