Ohio

Commissioner

Pete LuPiba
Pete LuPiba

Primary Point of Contact

Pete LuPiba
Executive Director
OBM Communications
30 East Broad Street, Floor 34
Columbus, OH, 43215
pete.lupiba@obm.ohio.gov, ph 614.466.6573

Secondary Point of Contact

Chip Merkle
Youth Specialist
Beightler Armory
2825 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
william.j.merkle5.ctr@mail.mil,
ph 614.336.7456 or 614.296.7694

Danny Eakins
Ohio Dept of Veterans Services,
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
daniel.eakins@dvs.ohio.gov, ph 614.728.4925

School Liaison(s)

Air Force
Trina Pauley
School Liaison
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
trina.pauley@us.af.mil ph (937) 656-0942
Website: https://www.wrightpattfss.com/school-liaison

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Chief State School Officer

Paolo DeMaria, State Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education

Education Designee

Pete LuPiba, Executive Director, OBM Communications

Military Family Education Liaison

Trina Pauley, School Liaison Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB

Military/DOD Representative

Lt Col Roberson Hill, 88th Mission Support Group Commander, Wright Patterson AFB

State Council Members

THOMAS D. RUTAN STATE COUNCIL MEMBERS – OHIO
Pete LuPiba, Council Chair
Thomas Rutan, Commissioner Emeritus
Chris Picha, Department of Veterans Services
Trina Pauley, School Liaison Officer – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Kristin Ronai, Ohio High School Athletic Association
Shari Obrenski, Ohio Federation of Teachers
Becky Hornberger, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Jackie Spector, United Services Organization
Tim Freeman, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Tom Perkins, Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Tammy Puff (U.S. Army Veteran), The Honorable Mike DeWine – Governor First Lieutenant Jason Durell (U.S. Army), School Counselor – Olentangy Local
Lieutenant Colonel Roberson Hill, 88th Mission Support Group U.S. Air Force Senator Frank Hoagland, State Senate
Leader Kenny Yuko, State Senate
Representative Brian Lampton, House of Representatives
Leader Allison Russo, House of Representatives
Jared Shank, Department of Higher Education William Merkle, National Guard
Darren Miller, Ohio School Counselor Association (Crestview Local) Adreana Tartt, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Callie Haas, Association of Purple Star Schools (Penta CTC Counselor) Kathy McFarland, Ohio School Boards Association
Chad Wyen, Highly Impacted District Superintendent – Mad River Local Bill Stratton, U.S. Army – Education Supports
Cherie Chenault, U.S. Navy Operational Support Center
Corey O’Brien, Association of Purple Star Schools (Hamilton Township HS Teacher) Michelle Lewis, Editor of The Purple Star Bulletin newsletter (Hyatts MS Teacher) Erin Lunday, Wright Patterson Air Force Base Community
David Schklar, Department of Education – Ohio Troops to Teachers Ashley Twedt, Association of Purple Star Schools (Bellville ES Teacher)
Valerie Kunze, Department of Education – Purple Star Schools & Military Day

State Council Meeting

Ohio State Council Meeting, May 10, 2017
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 23, 2017
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 13, 2017
Ohio State Council Meeting, May 14, 2018
Agenda May 14, 2018
Ohio State Council Meeting, November 15, 2018
Agenda November 15, 2018
Ohio State Council Meeting, April 24, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, July 15, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 29, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 9, 2019
Ohio State Council Meeting, April 17, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, May 21, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 24, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, December 4, 2020
Ohio State Council Meeting, August 31, 2021
Agenda, Minutes

State Website

End of Year Report

Resources

State Profile

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511

Phone: 859-244-8000
Fax: 859-244-8001

mic3info@csg.org