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22-23 OHSPRA Board of Directors

Alicia Mowry

President

Alicia Mowry
Alicia Mowry has overseen communications and public relations at the Delaware Area Career Center since 2009. Prior to joining the world of school public relations, she served as both an account manager and a marketing director in the private sector.
Term: June 2022-June 2024

Patrick Gallaway

President-Elect

Patrick Gallaway

Patrick Gallaway has devoted much of his career to public service. He has helped lead the communications efforts for a variety of state agencies and non-profit organizations prior to leading the communications efforts at New Albany/Plain Local Schools (NAPLS) beginning in July 2012.

Term: June 2022-June 2024

Lou DeVincentis

Past President

Lou DeVincentis
Lou DeVincentis has more than two decades of experience in public relations, including the last 21 years at the Orange City School District where he serves as the Director of Communications. 
Term: June 2022-June 2024


Patti Koslo

Treasurer

Patti Koslo
Patti Koslo has over 25 years of experience in school public relations including community and parent engagement, strategic planning, crisis management, district rebranding and marketing, website development, award-winning video productions, along with a highly successful record with school bond and levy campaigns. Following her work in the Nordonia Hills City School District, Koslo started K Communications, LLC in 2010, working in both the education and non-profit sectors.
Term: June 2022-June 2024

Mary Stephens

Secretary

mary stephens
Mary Stephens does the PR and Communications work for Vandalia-Butler City Schools. 
Term: Appointed Aug. 2022-June 2024

Mary Stephens serves as the PR and Communications Coordinator for Vandalia-Butler City Schools. In her role, she oversees the district’s social media, website, print and digital media, media relations as well as various internal and external communications. Prior to joining Vandalia-Butler in 2021, Mary held positions in both the public and private sectors.
 

Cristina Capretta

Dir. of Sponsorships/Partnerships

Cristina Capretta
Cristina Capretta has served as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations for the Berea City School District since 2015. She oversees internal and external communication efforts, including media relations, digital and print publications, and social media. Her work for the district has been recognized by both OHSPRA and NSPRA. She has worked in both the private and public sectors specializing in marketing, graphic design, public relations, event planning, development, and communications for over 15 years.
Term: Appointed Aug. 2022-June 2024

Kari Basson

Director of Professional Development

Kari Basson
Having held positions in the private sector, healthcare and education, Kari Basson brings more than 30 years of public relations experience to her current position. A graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in communications, Kari held PR positions with the Better Business Bureau and St. Elizabeth Medical Center prior to joining Kettering City Schools as the coordinator of community relations and auxiliary services.
Term: June 2022-June 2024

Scott Marshall

Director of Contests & Awards

Scott Marshall
Scott Marshall is the District Communications Coordinator for Springboro Schools serving as the spokesperson and primary media contact for the district. Prior to joining Springboro Schools, Scott has worked 12 years in public relations with Dayton Public Schools and the Springfield City School District, serving as the district lead for the President of the United States visit to Springfield High School in November 2012.
Term: June 2022-June 2024

Kelsey Webb

Director of Communications

Kelsey Webb
Kelsey Webb is the PR & Marketing Coordinator for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center where she handles the district's social media channels, website, digital and print publications, event planning, and recruitment marketing. Her experience has helped her develop creative ways to effectively communicate with students and the community. She is passionate about education and has spent the last 10 years of her career in the education sector.
Term: June 2022-June 2024

Olivia Bronczek

Director of Membership

Olivia Bronczek
Olivia Bronczek is the communications coordinator for the Massillon City School District in northeast Ohio. In her position, she writes crisis and district communications, coordinates district events such as the State of the Schools, and develops social media content for all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Previously, she was the marketing coordinator for Sugardale Foods in Massillon, Ohio.
Term: June 2021-June 2023

Mary Beddell

Chapter Manager (appointed)

Mary Beddell
Mary Beddell is a proud supporter of public education and has over 10 years of experience in communications, social media marketing, event planning, and fundraising. Mary has served as the chapter manager for the Ohio School Public Relations Association since 2014. In addition, Mary is currently the Public Relations Director for Plain Local Schools, a K-12 public school district that serves approximately six thousand students in Canton.

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