Career Development Events Committee

Committee members provide a leadership role in continuously improving industry relevant Career Development Events that reflect the application of technical knowledge and skills relevant to industry demands and are intended to be an extension of the classroom and laboratory instruction.

The committee is comprised of state staff, Board of Directors Liaison and ten advisers representing the four career field content areas:

• Family and Consumer Sciences
• Education and Training
• Hospitality and Tourism

Committee members serve a three-year term and are in good standing with the Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Matthew Winkle, Chair, Associate Director, Office of Career Technical Education
Mary Jo Kohl, Co- Chair, FCCLA State Adviser
Lisa Powell, Education and Training, Warren County Career Center
Katie Lucas, Education and Training, Mid-East Career Center
Teresa Nissen, Education and Training, Perrysburg High School, Penta Career Center
Cheryl Keis, Family and Consumer Sciences, Upper Valley Career Center-Troy High School

Leah Norris, Family and Consumer Sciences, Woodridge High School
Melissa Musiz, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ontario Middle School
Chef Andrew Borenstein, Hospitality and Tourism, Eastland Career Center
Chef Dan Esquivel, Hospitality and Tourism, Euclid High School
Chef Jessica Karr, Hospitality and Tourism, C-TEC Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County
Chef Tony Stanislo, Board of Directors Liaison, Medina County Career Center

State Advisory Committee

 

Committee members assume the leadership role:

1. In evaluating structured member programming through feedback from the membership
2. By facilitating cooperation and communication between the state advisory committee and membership
3. Assist in the development and re-design of the Ohio Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America Association structured programming that have been identified as needing restructured
4. Assist the developing necessary knowledge and skills as well as performance levels of members through participation in Ohio Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America programs

The committee is comprised of state staff, Board of Directors Liaison and ten advisers representing the four career field content areas:
• Family and Consumer Sciences
• Education and Training
• Hospitality and Tourism

Committee members serve a three-year term and are in good standing with the Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Matthew Winkle, Chair, Associate Director, Office of Career Technical Education
Mary Jo Kohl, Co- Chair, FCCLA State Adviser
Ashley Lorko, Education and Training, Lorain County JVS
Sadie Bonifas, Education and Training, Great Oaks Career Center – Scarlet Oaks Campus
Jody Morris, Education and Training, Tallmadge High School
Hannah Ray, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ottoville High School

Erica Brown, Family and Consumer Sciences, Logan High School
Christie Jackson, Family and Consumer Sciences, Maumee High School
Chef Dennis Finley , Hospitality and Tourism, R.G. Drage Career Center
Chef Tyler Simpson, Hospitality and Tourism, Butler Tech-D Russell Lee
Chef Katie Mosher, Hospitality and Tourism, Tri-County Career Center
Kelly Wright-Gonos, Board of Directors Liaison, Stow Munroe Falls High School

Leadership Opportunities

 

Board of Directors
The Executive Board shall constitute the governing body of the Association and its duties shall consist of those set forth below. Offices are president – 2 year-term, president-elect– 1 year-term, vice-president– 1 year-term, immediate past president– 1 year-term, secretary – 2 year-term, and treasurer– 2 year-term and state staff to serve as a Liaison. Must be active members of the organization and division

OATFACS Conference Committee
The Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS) Conference Committee promotes program pathway teaching methods that are based on current educational research and best practices. The conference committee consist of volunteer active members who plan and organize professional development opportunities for Family and Consumer Sciences, Education and Training and Hospitality and Tourism educators throughout the year.