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


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

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

Renardo Brown


State Council Members

Pete LuPiba, Executive Director, OBM Communications


Senator Lou Terhar, Ohio State Senate


Senator Kenny Yuko, Ohio State Senate


Representative Terry Johnson, Ohio State House of Representatives


Representative Michael Sheehy, Ohio State House of Representatives


Ken Baker, Executive Director, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators


Danny Eakins, Policy Administrator, Ohio Department of Veterans Services


Dave Axner, Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA)


Roxanne Price, Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)


Shari Obrenski, First Vice President, Ohio Federation of Teachers


Jared Shank, Director, Military and Apprenticeship Initiatives and Special Projects


Chip Merkle, Youth Specialist, Youth Program, Ohio National Guard


Susan Boggs, School Counselor, Tolles Career Center, Ohio School Counselor Association


Andreana Tartt, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


Jason Durell, School Counselor and Marine Veteran, Olentangy Local Schools


Mark Scherer, Ohio National Guard


Chad Wyen, Superintendent, Mad River Local Schools


William Stratton, Education Services Specialist, US Army Columbus Recruiting Battalion


Sheila Ragland, Ohio PTA


Julie Davis, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA)


Sherry Ems, USO


Renardo Brown, Military Family Education Liaison


Buddy Harris, Ohio department of Education


Natalie Orr, Purple Star


Brittany McCall, ISFAC


Erin Lunday, Wright Patterson AFB


Janet Wynn, School Liaison Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB


State Council Meetings

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


State Website

Supporting Ohio's Military Families - Ohio Department of Education


end of year report

Ohio Report 2017-18



Interstate Compact in Ohio Statute

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

1776 Avenue of the States

Lexington, KY 40511


Phone: 859-244-8000  | Fax: 859-244-8001