OCCS Board of Trustees

As an Ohio nonprofit corporation, OCCS is governed by a Board of Trustees. This voluntary board is comprised of thirteen leaders – with backgrounds in business, education, finance, social work, etc. – who are deeply committed to school choice and quality educational outcomes for students across Ohio.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:

  • Pamela Haynam – Chairman
  • Jan Kasle – Vice-Chairman
  • Carroll Ashley
  • Judy Bashforth
  • Jack Hagmeyer
  • Edward Janak, Ph.D.
  • John Jones
  • Patrick Kriner
  • Mary Rice, Ed.D.
  • Robert Rice
  • Daniel Saad
  • Mary Jo Szpila, SND
  • Betty Valentine


The Board of Trustees may be contacted at trustees@ohioschools.org.


Click here for a listing of Board and Committee meeting dates.