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Janet Gallinati is the recently re-elected President of Parents Without Partners. Prior to 2012 Convention, Janet Gallinati held the elected position of Administrative Vice President and Secretary at the international level. This past two years, Janet has worked with the IBOD to accomplish many tasks. We are reviewing years of documentation and trying to streamline. Janet has been a member of Parents Without Partners for approximately 18 years and has held every position at either chapter, region and/or zone (except membership). Janet has three grown children and two grandsons. Thirteen years ago, Janet moved from Michigan to Eastern Kentucky. There has never been a chapter in Eastern Kentucky, and she is currently working with some individuals from Perry County and Knott County. Hopefully, we will be able to find sufficient single parents to form a chapter. If and when this task is accomplished, she will work on chapters in Pike and Floyd County.
One thing we need to consider is increasing membership through NEW chapters. Goals for 2014‑2016 include increasing membership, starting new chapters where none exist, work with an advertiser to start a national advertising campaign, and working with Offinger to continually update our website. At the convention, there was a new member who is knowledgeable in IT that has agreed to work as an "off board" consultant. We have a great working board and hope to accomplish many tasks in the upcoming years. As always, there is more work than officers, and welcome any and all help out there. Please consider helping.
Administrative Vice President
The Administrative Vice President shall assist the President in the discharge of functions and, in the absence or temporary disability of the President, shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President, shall be concerned with the administration of the Corporation in areas not under the cognizance of another officer or as the IBOD may designate, and acts as liaison between the International Board of Directors and the International Office.
As Zone H President SueEllen sits on the Zone Presidents, Ethics and
Grievance, Membership, Community Involvement, Public Relations, Website,
Legislative Affairs, and Nominating committees. SueEllen has held many
positions at all organizational levels of PWP including but not limited
to Chapter and Regional President, Newsletter Editor, VP Family Youth,
VP of Programs Education, Secretary and Treasurer. She has been
instrumental in establishing chapters in her area. She has served as
Zone H Director on IBOD, served two terms as Administrative Vice
President and was then elected as Zone H President. SueEllen grew up in
the San Francisco/Bay Area in a town called Pleasant Hill, CA. She
attended grammar, high school and some college there. She and her
children joined Parents Without Partners in 1973. In the years her
children were growing up, she spent time as a volunteer in Little
League, programs for physically/mentally handicapped children, created
workshop information on Alcohol/Drug Abuse for teens, and was a speaker
at various schools on Single Parenting. SueEllen recognizes her greatest
achievements are her four children. Jeff, married, and is a Chief of
Clinical Engineering at O'Conner Hospital in San Jose, CA. Christina is
married and lives in Antioch, CA with her husband; and the twins,
Michelle who currently at the University of Denver working towards a
Master's Degree in Human Sociology and Theresa, married, who is an ER
Nurse in Marin, CA. . And of course, there are her grandchildren, who
she enjoys - her granddaughters, Nicole and Isabella and her grandson,
The Treasurer shall have custody of the corporate funds and securities and shall ensure that full and accurate accounts are kept of the receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Corporation and that all monies or other valuable effects are deposited in the name, and to the credit of the Corporation in such depositories as may be designated by the IBOD; shall render to the President and the IBOD at the regular meetings of the IBOD, or whenever they may require it, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial conditions of the Corporation, shall Prepare and present a certified report annually, shall be bonded in such manner as is satisfactory to the IBOD.
Chris has been a member of PWP for 35 years. She has held several positions at all levels which included but was not limited to Admin Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Zone Director, Zone President and Int’l Vice President of Programs & Education. Although ‘retired’ after 35 years of working in the banking industry, Chris is constantly called back to assist the local branches in various jobs. Chris has two children, two grandchildren and a wonderful daughter-in-law. She enjoys going to the Soccer games, swim meets, band concerts that the grandchildren are involved in. Her own interests include garage sales, crafting and sitting on her patio with a good book.
Vice President of Family & Educational Programming
The Vice President of Family & Educational Programming shall be concerned with the development of programs and activities for children of all ages at all levels of the organization. In addition, the Vice President shall provide assistance and be responsible for the development of all other programs and educational activities at all levels of the organization.
Vice President of Membership
The Vice President of Membership shall have custody of the rolls of members and shall supervise the issuance of membership cards, collection of dues and the admission of new members into PWP; shall review and present to the IBOD for approval all chapter, regional council petitions for charter and articles of incorporation; shall plan for establishment of other units and/or affiliates of this organization, when directed by the IBOD.
Lorretta has been a member of Parents Without Partners, Inc. since
1997. She has been on one of PWP Board' every year at all different
levels. Lorretta has been President of Chapter #230,
Old Dominion Region #33, and Zone C, and is currently
International VP of Membership
Lorretta has served as VP of Chapter,VP P&E, VP F&Y, and
Secretary. On the International Board she is a Director, served as Ethics
& Grievance Chair, Elections & Credentials, BARC, and the Membership
Lorretta grew up in Kentucky and graduate with honors from
University of Kentucky. Her family moved to Virginia and there she met
her husband. He was with the Virginia State Police and she has lived all
over Virginia. They had three children, Mark, Teresa and Timothy. Mark is a
Rhodes Scholar and is a lawyer with the Justice Department. Teresa is in
the dental field and Timothy is in the shipping business.
Lorretta loves playing tennis, cards,sewing and dancing. She is currently on the following PWP committees: Elections, Family & Education programming, Membership(chair).
Thank you for voting for me to represent you as VP of Membership,
I promise to work hard and do Parents Without Partners proud.
Zone B President
I am a long
term member of PWP, and the mother of 2 and grandmother of 2.
grandchildren graduated from high school this year and are headed off to
I work as a
Cardiac Sonographer in a large Medical Center in Sayre, PA. This is on the NYPENN
Elmira and Binghamton, NY.
This year I
am serving on the Zone Presidents Committee, BARC, Membership as well as the
Budget & Finance Committees.
I would like
to make it easier to join PWP, as I know how much it has done for me.
I am also
interested in finding new ideas to assist our organization that would save us
time and money.
can improve benefits for our members to make membership in PWP more meaningful
Zone C President
Lorretta Bradley (Administrative Vice President)
Zone D President
I joined PWP in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1984 and have been a member since. I was a high school teacher of business subjects for 30 years and have been retired for approximately 13 years. I have one grown married daughter and am a proud grandmother of one 3 ½ year old grandson.
As a member I have been involved on every level of PWP and especially enjoying the areas of membership and secretary. When our most recent Zone President resigned to take on the International VP of Programming & Family position the board appointed me as President. This position has given me a challenge to lead our Zone as well as participate on the International board. I am currently on the following International committees: Membership, Family & Programming, Elections, and Convention. I hope to use the knowledge I gained as the co-chair of the 1996 International Convention and having been the registrar of several other conventions to keep our conventions interesting and growing. One accomplishment I have is attendance at the last 25 consecutive International conventions.
When not doing PWP business I take time to work on many different types of arts and crafts and also do some quilting and sewing. These projects keep me involved in the FITAP program.
Zone F President
I am a "seasoned” member of PWP having joined in
1988 in St Joseph Mo. I am presently a member of Independence Mo
chapter 505. I have lived in or around St Joseph all my life. I am a
graduate of Missouri Western State University and have a BS degree in
Recreation and Leisure Management. I am employed in the animal health
manufacturing industry with 28 years of service. I have two grown
children, a son and a daughter, both who are married and have 3
As a member of PWP I have been involved at all
levels. At the chapter level I have served on the Ethics &
Grievance committee, V. P. membership, V.P. Family & Youth and
chapter President. On the Region level I have served on the Ethics
& grievance committee, V P membership, and President. On the zone
level I have served as a director and as Adm Vice President. I was
elected President in 2011 to a 2 year term ending in 2013. I have also
served on the 1999 & 2008 International Convention committees and
was Chairman of the 2012 convention. I serve on the following
International committees. Nominating, Zone presidents, Elections &
Credentials, and Ethics & Grievance. (Chairman).
In my free time I serve as a church school
superintend, and on the board of trustees. I have been a member of the
Boy Scouts of America for over 45 years and I am an Eagle Scout. I
serve the scouts as a unit commissioner, serve on the special events
committee and have worked on the local council summer camp staff for 25
Zone H President
As Zone H President SueEllen sits on the Zone Presidents, Ethics and Grievance, Membership, Community Involvement, Public Relations, Website, Legislative Affairs, and Nominating committees. SueEllen has held many positions at all organizational levels of PWP including but not limited to Chapter and Regional President, Newsletter Editor, VP Family Youth, VP of Programs Education, Secretary and Treasurer. She has been instrumental in establishing chapters in her area. She has served as Zone H Director on IBOD, served two terms as Administrative Vice President and was then elected as Zone H President. SueEllen grew up in the San Francisco/Bay Area in a town called Pleasant Hill, CA. She attended grammar, high school and some college there. She and her children joined Parents Without Partners in 1973. In the years her children were growing up, she spent time as a volunteer in Little League, programs for physically/mentally handicapped children, created workshop information on Alcohol/Drug Abuse for teens, and was a speaker at various schools on Single Parenting. SueEllen recognizes her greatest achievements are her four children. Jeff, married, and is a Chief of Clinical Engineering at O'Conner Hospital in San Jose, CA. Christina is married and lives in Antioch, CA with her husband; and the twins, Michelle who currently at the University of Denver working towards a Master's Degree in Human Sociology and Theresa, married, who is an ER Nurse in Marin, CA. . And of course, there are her grandchildren, who she enjoys - her granddaughters, Nicole and Isabella and her grandson, Dylan.
Zone J President
I am a
mother of four children. Two girls and two boys. I have been in PWP for 21
years and have held various positions. I have held several positions on the chapter, zone and regional level.
President of Zone J I look forward to working with the International Board and
other Zone Presidents.
Zone K President
Barbara has been a member of Parents Without Partners since 1986. She
has been an officer at every level including on IBOD as VP Family &
Youth and two terms as VP Community Relations (Community Service, Public
Relations, Legislative Action, and Website), as well as the Zone
Presidents Committee. She grew up in the Houston area and attended the
University of Houston. Now retired, she travels in her motorhome most of
the time. Her daughter Christina grew up in PWP and has moved back home
to watch over the house while Mom is away traveling.
Zone L President
Roger is a current member of South Suburban Atlanta Chapter #581
in Atlanta, Georgia. He first joined Parents Without Partners in
Birmingham, Alabama (1977). Roger at the time, had a 7 year old
daughter. He jumped right off in the Family Activities of Parents
Without Partners and in no time he and his daughter started attending as many
of the Family outing as possible. Roger after a while, got involved in
other areas which included: Director of Amigos, Telephone Answering
Service Orientation, Director of Family Activities, Vice President of
Administration, Second Vice President, First Vice President and
President. These were while a member in Birmingham Chapter #266.
He is retired from American Cast Iron
Pipe Company (ACIPCO) after
37 1/2 years of service. He enjoys his time being retired and highly
recommends it to everyone.
He served 4 years in the United States
Air Force. (1963-1967), Stationed in Kansas and Thailand.
He attends the Unity Church in
Birmingham, Alabama serving as an Licensed Unity Teacher. Roger has
served as a Chaplain in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as well as the
He has a "Bachelor of Santa Claus"
Degree. Roger has worked as a Santa for several years.
He has 1 daughter, 1 grandson, 1 step-grandson and 1
As Zone President Roger sits on the following Committees:
Awards, Convention, Elections & Credentials, Family & Youth,
Membership and Zone Presidents