Meet the Board

President: Melissa Marlo

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As an O’Hara Elementary alumna, Melissa is excited to continue her journey as President of the PTO.  Her daughter, Ella, is in 5th grade, and her son, Gavin, is in 2nd grade. Melissa’s passion for helping kids flows outside of the school and into the community.   As a school-based therapist, and an active board member for Blue White Ball, a Penn State Alumni group in the fight against pediatric cancer, Melissa is constantly looking for ways to have a positive impact on the lives of children.

Vice-President: Kate Malyszka

Kate, and her husband, Alex, grew up in the Fox Chapel Area and moved back to the district in 2021. They have two children: a first grader, Jacob, and preschooler, Noah. Kate was excited to get involved with the PTO when her oldest son started school, and she now is excited to being on the board and helping the O’Hara community. Outside of the PTO, Kate is a Senior Stylist for a retail company.

Treasurer: Norb Garbisch

Norb Garbisch and his wife, Becca, are both graduates of Fox Chapel who moved back to the district in 2016.  They have two children a 3rd grader (Quinn) and a future O’Hara student (George).  Norb is a Sales Manager for PNC Bank and is very excited to be able to participate on the board to help continue the great work the PTO does for the O’Hara community.

Secretary: Meredith Levy

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Meredith Levy and her husband, Jason, have three children, Asher and Jack, grade 4 at O’Hara, and Rhys, grade 1. She has been actively involved in the PTO since her children started school. She is proud and passionate about the work the PTO does for O’Hara. In addition to her work in the PTO, Meredith works part time from home.

Social Media Chair: Gabrielle Ferry

Gabrielle (Gabe) Ferry and her husband Rich have three children, Ella, grade 7, Leo, grade 4, and Annie, grade 1. Gabe’s background is in mental health and she is passionate about social justice, conservation, community service, and mental and physical wellness.

Fundraising Chair: Sarah Blask

Advisor: Jessica Simms

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Jessica moved to O’Hara Township with her family in 2016. She has two children at O’Hara Elementary.  Her daughter, Grace, is in 5th grade, and her son, James, is in 4th grade.  She has served on the PTO board for 4 years, including President for the past two years.  Before becoming a mom, she had a career in executive management with Darden Restaurants. She is currently a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Jessica enjoys being involved in her children’s school and making new friends along the way!