PTA Board Members

PTA President-

Nellie Harrie

Hi, my name is Nellie Harrie.  I have two children currently at Oakland, my son is in fourth grade and my daughter is in second grade.  Next year, my youngest daughter will also join the Oakland family! My family has really enjoyed being a part of this Oakland Elementary community. I am also a Girl Scout Leader here at Oakland as well as a working mother.  Contact me at:

PTA Vice President-

Heather Wege

I’m a parent of two Oakland Elementary kids –a 2nd grader and a kindergartener.  I attend University of Michigan – Dearborn to study Biological Sciences and Public Health.  Before kids, I lived and worked in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in the travel industry.  I enjoy reading, cooking, volunteering, and traveling with my family.  Most of all, I love telling bad jokes and puns.  I’m punstoppable!

PTA Secretary-

Jillian Whalin

Hi, I am Jillian Whalin.  I have three amazing children;  A sophomore at Royal Oak High School, a fifth grader at Oakland Elementary, and a four year old.  I have had the joy of being an Oakland PTA member for the past twelve years and I look forward to continue to supporting our families another seven years.  I am passionate about our Oakland community as truly I believe it takes a village to raise a child!  I look forward to a great school year!

PTA Treasurer-

Nicole Gibas


PTA Member at Large-

Aaron Speheger


PTA Historian-

Stephanie Pattison


PTA Fundraising-

Emily Kucinich & Kim Hunter

Hi, my name is Emily Kucinich.  I have a son in the third grade and a daughter who will be in Kindergarten next year.  She can’t wait to go to school here at Oakland!  This is my third year as a member of the PTA and my first as a Board Member.  I am also a working mom.  We have really enjoyed being a part of the Oakland family these past 3 years and look forward to many more.   I hope you will consider joining us and help support our Oakland community!

Hi, I am Kim Hunter. I have a daughter in 3rd grade and a son who is in Kindergarten this year.  I work full time as an advisor at Wayne State University and believe education and investing in our young people (big and small) is the key to our future.  This is my first year on the PTA board, but I have been a member of the PTA for the past 3 years. We would love for you to join us and hope you will consider being an active member of Oakland and our PTA.  We win better together!

PTA Membership-

Kristin Brennan

Hello, I am Kristin Brennan, I am the mother of a second grader and two little ones yet to join our Oakland family.  I have been a PTA member the last 2 years and am a first time board member.  It is through all our wonderful PTA sponsored events that I have gotten to know our amazing Oakland family and seen the impact it has on our children.  We are only able to do what we do through the support of our families.  Please consider joining out PTA and contributing any way you can.  By coming together we can build a future for our children that we all hope for!  I am also one of our schools Girl Scout Troop Co-leaders and a working mom.