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

Janet Wynn, School Liaison Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB

Military/DOD Representative

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

State Council Members

Lt Col Renardo Brown, 88 Dep MSG CC, Wright-Patterson AFB
THOMAS D. RUTAN STATE COUNCIL MEMBERS – OHIO
Pete LuPiba, Executive Director, OBM Communications (Chair)
Danny Eakins, Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Janet Wynn, School Liaison Officer – Wright-Patterson AFB
Roxanne Price, Ohio High School Athletic Association
Shari Obrenski, Ohio Federation of Teachers
Julie Davis, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
Sherry Ems, United Services Organization (USO)
Ken Baker, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
Dave Axner, Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Tammy Puff, The Honorable Mike DeWine – Office of the Governor
Jason Durell, School Counselor – Olentangy Local Schools
Lt Col Roberson Hill, 88th Mission Support Group Commander, Wright Patterson AFB
Senator Andy Brenner, Ohio State Senate
Senator Kenny Yuko, Ohio State Senate
Representative Tracy Richardson, Ohio House of Representatives
Representative Casey Weinstein, Ohio House of Representatives
Jared Shank, Director, Military and Apprenticeship Initiatives
Chip Merkle, Ohio National Guard – Education Programs
Chris Picha, Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Susan Boggs, Ohio School Counselor Association
Andreana Tartt, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Mark Scherer, Ohio National Guard – Youth Programs
Chad Wyen, District Superintendent – Mad River Local Schools
William Stratton, U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion
Corey O’Brien, Ohio Association of Purple Star Schools (Hamilton Township HS Teacher)
Sheila Ragland, Ohio Parent Teacher Association
Michelle Lewis, Ohio Association of Purple Star Schools (Hyatts MS Teacher)
Erin Lunday, Wright Patterson AFB Community
Dave Schklar, Troops to Teachers
Ashley Twedt, Ohio Association of Purple Star Schools (Bellville ES Teacher)
Venessa Menerey, Ohio Department of Education

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

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