Chapters

GPA believes that the heart of the organization lies in its chapters. Chapters afford our membership an opportunity to be a part of GPA at the local level. Chapters offer our membership a local venue in which to network and to exchange ideas, methodologies and resources. Chaptering ensures local involvement and self-determination of its members, and guides the National Office toward an organizational platform that truly reflects its membership and the profession. Local chapters and the national office share a common goal and support each others' initiatives. By working together at both the local and the national level, we can better move our profession forward.

To find out if there is a Chapter near you, see map below.
Please Note: In order to join a Chapter, you MUST have a Primary Membership (ie. Professional, Entry-Level, Student, Retiree, Legacy, and Organizational).

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Chapter Name Dues ** Chapter President
ALABAMA    
Alabama $25 Kimberly Richardson
ARIZONA    
Founding Chapter $25 John Garcia
Southern Arizona Chapter $25 Wendy Dosch-Turner
Yuma Chapter $25 Cecilia Young
ARKANSAS    
Arkansas $25 Sherri Hinrichs
Mid-South (Memphis Area) $25 Lori Brougher
CALIFORNIA    
Inland Empire (Riverside & San Bernardino) $25 Mary Ann Payne
Los Angeles County $25 Lori Port
NorCal $75 Ron Muriera
Orange County* $25 Leah Nosek
COLORADO    
Colorado Chapter $25 Stacy Poncelow or Leigh Ann Noell
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA    
National Capital Area $25 Marilyn Aklin
FLORIDA    
North Florida $25 Phyllis Renninger
South Florida $25 Alan Tiano
GEORGIA    
Georgia State $25 Charles Alford
ILLINOIS    
Chicago $25 Seema Wadia
St. Louis Area $25 Karen Cassidy
INDIANA    
Central - Indiana Area $25 Stacy Fitzsimmons
South Shore - Northwest Area $25 Valda Staton
KANSAS    
Kansas City Metro Area - Heart of America $25 Julie Assel
KENTUCKY    
Kentucky $0 Paula Wilder
MARYLAND    
DC - National Capital Area $25 Marilyn Aklin
Maryland $25 Marie Slaby
MASSACHUSETTS    
Massachusetts $25 Karen Watkins-Watts
MINNESOTA    
Minnesota - Northstar $50 Sonya Bethke
MISSISSIPPI    
Mid-South (Memphis Area) $25 Lori Brougher
MISSOURI    
St. Louis Area $25 Karen Cassidy
Kansas City Area - Heart of America $25 Julie Assel
NEBRASKA    
Nebraska $25 Frank Shimerdla
NEVADA    
Nevada $25 Rosemary West
NEW JERSEY    
New Jersey $25 Linda Dandridge
NEW YORK    
New York - Mohawk/Hudson $25 Lisa Smith
OHIO    
Ohio - Central (Columbus Area) $25 Sara Miga
Ohio - Greater Cincinnati $25 Amy Merritt
Ohio - Miami Valley (Dayton) $25 Belinda Orrill
Ohio - Northern $25 Lauren Steiner
OREGON/SW WASHINGTON    
Oregon & SW Washington $25 Susan Jordan
PENNSYLVANIA    
Southeastern Pennsylvania $25 Monica Simon
Western Pennsylvania $24 Katherine F.H. Heart
SOUTH CAROLINA    
South Carolina $25 Steve Harrington
SOUTH DAKOTA    
South Dakota $25 Rachel Oelmann
TENNESSEE    
Mid-South (Memphis Area) $25 Lori Brougher
Tennessee Chapter $25 Holly Noble
TEXAS    
Austin/Central $25 Carolyn Austin
Southeast Texas $25 Olivia Smith-Daugherty
UTAH    
Utah $25 Roxanna Johnson
VIRGINIA    
Central Virginia $25 Nancy Mihalko
DC - National Capital Area $25 Marilyn Aklin
WASHINGTON / OREGON    
Oregon & SW Washington $25 Susan Jordan

* The minimum number of members in a chapter is 10 - this chapter is temporarily dormant, but is looking for new members.

** Chapter dues are set by each chapter. They are to be paid at the same time a member pays their national dues. Currently, the national dues are $209.00 per year. Chapter dues vary from $25 to $75. If a person joins the national organization and a local chapter whose local dues are $25.00 per year, the total amount a person would pay is $234.00.

If you do not find a chapter in your area, please check out Starting A Chapter.

For more information about Chapters, please contact the GPA Regional Representative for your region.

DC - National Capital Area $25 Jesse Buggs