EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The executive officers are charged with the day-to-day operations of OFLA. All executive officers are elected. Executive officers serve on various divisions of the Association, based on the mission and vision of OFLA.

Beth_108x149 Beth Hanlon, President
Oberlin, Ohio
turner_107x160 Alan Turner ,President-elect
Cleveland, Ohio
 LesleyChapman Lesley Chapman, Executive Vice-President
Cincinnati, Ohio
LucasHoffman_sm_108x144 Lucas Hoffman, Immediate Past President
Sylvania, Ohio
turner_107x160 Alan Turner, Executive Treasurer
Cleveland, Ohio
Richard Emch, Parliamentarian and Bylaws
North Royalton, Ohio
julie_108x142 Julie Frye, Membership Chair
Howard, Ohio
Jonathan_108x153.jpg Jonathan Harris, Executive Recorder and Editor for “The Cardinal”
Glendale, Ohio
DinaMarsala Dina Marsala, Editor for Electronic Media
Avon Lake, Ohio
HollyHaputa Holly Haputa, Professional Development Chair
Avon Lake, Ohio
 2e2271e Debbie Varga, Public Relations and Advocacy Chair
Richfield, Ohio

COMMITTEES

Committee Chairs are elected to the OFLA Board. They are charged with specific issues of interest to OFLA. Committee Chairs also serve on various divisions of the Association, based on the mission and vision of OFLA.

Nicole Hanlon, Beginning Teachers
Samantha Bremner, Early Language Learning
Denise Broda, Scholarship
Barbara Sposet, Teacher Education and Licensure
Shasha Gibbs, Technology Integration
Lisa Sobb, Secondary Language Learning

STATE WORLD LANGUAGE CONSULTANTS

State World Language Consultants are not voting members of the Board. They are charged with informing the board about state-level news and policies.

Ryan T Wertz ,State World Languages Consultant
Columbus, Ohio
Paula Sondej, State World Languages Consultant
Columbus, Ohio
Kathy Shelton, ODE World Language Consultant
Columbus, Ohio

AFFILIATES

Affiliates are generally language-specific groups associated with OFLA. The Affiliate members serve as liaisons to their respective organizations. In this way, OFLA and affiliate organizations communicate very closely. Affiliate members also serve in various OFLA divisions, based on the mission and vision of the Association.

Nicole Hanlon, American Association of Teachers of French (Ohio)
Dennis Boyd, American Association of Teachers of German (Ohio)
Angela Gardner, American Association of Teacher of Spanish and Portuguese (Ohio)
Tianjiao Wei, Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese
Iya Nemastil, Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese
Derek Braun, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

ALLIANCES

The Ohio Network of Academic Alliances and the CORE-FL Groups are organizations that work on a regional level to enhance professional development for world language teachers. Each organizes and holds various professional development opportunities throughout the academic year.

  • Cincinnati Collaborative
  • CORE-FL Northeast
  • Dayton Area Foreign Language Educators (DAFLE)
  • LINC-Ohio – Languages in Central Ohio
  • Mercer-Auglaize Foreign Language Alliance (MAFLA)
  • NorthEast Ohio Language Alliance (NEOLA)
  • Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance
  • Toledo Area Foreign Language Alliance (TAFLA)