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Board Members

Pat Meade
Contact Information
Pat Meade ('26)     President
Email:  

meadep@talawanda.org

Address:

 

100 Lantern Ridge Dr.
Oxford, Ohio 45056

     

  • Elected to the Board 2017
  • Resident of Oxford for 45 years
  • Married to, Lois, and they have 6 children together (all THS graduates)
  • Grandchildren attend Talawanda Schools
  • 39 years in education, with a focus in Career Based Intervention
  • Began the Butler Tech Connections Program with Leah-Wasburn-Moses
  • Chair of the OPD Community Relations & Review Commission
  • Member of St. Mary's Parish

 

Bec Howard
Contact Information
Rebecca Howard ('23)      Vice President
Email:  

howardr@talawanda.org

Address:

 

1345 Dana Dr.
Oxford 45056

     

 


 

  • Educational Consultant/Trainer: Oxford Early Childhood Consulting
  • Miami University Instructor: Teacher Education/Educational Leadership
  • Owner/Administrator Oxford Early Childhood Center: 1986-95 & 2005-14
  • Graduated Miami University 2010: PhD Educational Leadership
  • Born and raised in Hamilton: graduated Hamilton Taft HS 1976
  • Living in Reily Township since 1991
  • Daughter graduated Talawanda 2014
  • President, Oxford Literacy Team
  • Board Member, Oxford Area Community Theater
  • Elected to Talawanda Board of Education November 2019
Chris Otto
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Chris Otto ('23)      Member
Email:  

ottoc@talawanda.org

Address:

  505 Glenview Dr.
Oxford, Ohio 45056 
     

  • Elected to the Board in 2015
  • 27 year resident of Oxford
  • Resides in the City of Oxford
  • Wife Lisa, and four grown children, all THS graduates
  • Licensed School Treasurer
  • Senior Director of University Advancement Finance & Business Services
Kathleen Abowitz
Contact Information
Kathleen Knight-Abowitz ('23)     Member 
Email:  

knight-abowitzk@talawanda.org

Address:

  5 Bull Run Drive
Oxford, OH 45056
     

 

  • Elected to board in 2019
  • Resident of Oxford since 1995
  • Husband, Rob, and two children, both THS grads
  • Professor of Educational Leadership, Miami University
  • Working in higher education since 1989
  • Member: League of Women Voters of Oxford, Ohio; Beth Adam Synagogue of Loveland, Ohio.

 

David Bothast
Contact Information
David M. Bothast ('26)    

Email:

 

bothastd@talawanda.org

Address:  

3384 Oxford Reily Road
Oxford, Ohio 45056 


 

  • Elected to the Board in 2021
  • 9 year resident of Oxford
  • Resides in Reily Township
  • All three (3) children are current Talawanda students
  • Licensed elementary (Ohio K-5) teacher
  • 5th grade science teacher in Hamilton City School District
  • Former Assistant Director of Family Philanthropy, Miami University
  • Former Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, University of Evansville
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Evansville
  • Former Director, Goodwill Industries
  • Former Executive Director, American Red Cross
  • Former charter school teacher, science grades 3-5
  • US Navy Hospital Corpsman (1996-2001)
  • Worked in education and nonprofit services since 2002