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NEA-Retired Leadership and Contacts

Your NEA-Retired leadership team

2023-2024 NEA-Retired Executive Council

Anita Gibson

PRESIDENT - Anita Gibson

1st Term, 9/2023-8/2026
Jean Dobashi


2nd Term, 9/2022-8/2025
Marilyn Warner

SECRETARY - Marilyn Warner

1st Term, 9/2021-8/2024
Ross Dill

Ross Dill

1st Term, 9/2022-8/2025
Meg Gruber

Meg Gruber

1st Term, 9/2021-8/2024
Roberta "Bobbie" Margo

Roberta "Bobbie" Margo

2nd Term, 9/2022-8/2025
Janice Poirier

Janice Poirier

1st Term, 9/2021-8/2024
JoAnn Mashburn

JoAnn Mashburn

2nd Term, 9/2023-8/2026
Tom Wellman

Tom Wellman

2nd Term, 9/2023-8/2026

2023-2024 NEA Board of Directors for Retired

Ed Foglia

Ed Foglia (1st Term)


Julie Horwin (2nd Term)
(9/2020 - 8/2026)


Linda McCrary (1st Term)

Michael Priser (Partial Term)

Judy Rohde

Judy Rohde (2nd Term)
(9/2020 - 8/2026)  


Barbara Schram (2nd Term)
(9/2021 - 8/2024)


2023-2024 NEA Board of Directors for Retired Alternates

When a Retired NEA Board of Directors Alternate is needed to temporarily substitute for an Retired NEA Board of Directors member, the Board Alternate is selected in order of seniority.  Seniority is calculated on total years serving as an elected NEA-Retired Alternate, including both consecutive and non-consecutive years of service. If two Board Alternates are elected the same year and neither has served in the position previously, seniority is determined by the person who received the higher number of votes.

1st Alternate: Janet Kilgus

  • Initial Year of Consecutive Service:  2018
  • Current Term:  9/2021 – 8/2024
  • Total Number of Years of Elective Service:  5

2nd Alternate: Diane Larsen

  • Initial Year of Consecutive Service:  2019
  • Current Term:  9/2022 - 8/2025
  • Total Number of Years of Elective Service:  4

3rd Alternate: John Heineman

  • Initial Year of Consecutive Service:  2023
  • Current Term:  2023 - 2026

4th Alternate: Doris Marie Glover

  • Initial Year of Consecutive Service:  2023
  • Current Term: 2023 - 2026

2023-2024 NEA Resolutions Committee for Retired

Sandra Hatley
Bobby J. Pierson
Kathleen Purdy
Ira LaVerne Reed
George Sheridan
Karen Solheim

2023-2024 NEA Resolutions Committee for Retired Alternates

1st Alternate: Steve Click
2nd Alternate:  Ginny Bosse
3rd Alternate:  Ilene Siegel
4th Alternate: Pat Jordan
5th Alternate:  Donald Stauffer
6th Alternate:  Maureen Keeney

2023-2024 NEA-Retired Elections Chair

Stephen Gorrie

NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members (NEA-Retired magazine)

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