LACA's Staff
Jon Bowers
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
jbowers@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x223
Jon joined LACA in 2001 to oversee the development of video services. After graduating from Miami University with a degree in Operations Management, he moved to Japan to study intercultural communication; he spent nine years there teaching English as a Second Language.

Chad Carson
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
ccarson@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x215
Chad first started with LACA in 1994. His role is to oversee the technical aspects of LACA, including mainframes, servers, network equipment, and software applications. Chad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ohio University.

Joey Alexander
NETWORK MANAGER
jalexander@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x216
Joey has been with LACA since December of 1997. He received an Associates Degree in Geographics from Hocking College in 1997. He also has received certificates in programming and wiring from Novell. Joey's primary responsibility is the wide area network (WAN). He is also backup for the local area network (LAN) support to the local districts. He also holds Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications.

Trish Baker
MEDIA RESOURCE COORDINATOR
pbaker@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x214
Trish has been with LACA since October of 1996. She has an Associates Degree in Library Science from Ohio Dominican College. She was a library aide at Willis C. Adams Middle School in the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District for seven and a half years before coming to LACA. Her primary responsibility is to provide support for the INFOhio project. This includes technical support and training for all aspects of the Sirsi K-12 library automation software and technical support and training for electronic resources.

Jerry Eby
STUDENT APPLICATIONS MANAGER
jeby@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x210
Jerry is a graduate of Washington State Community College with an Associates Degree in Computer Programming. Jerry was on the Presidents List, Dean's List, and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. As Student Applications Manager, Jerry is responsible for technical support and report writing on the ProgressBook Application Suite which includes Gradebook, StudentInformation, and SPS.

Charles Gillogly
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT COORDINATOR
cgillogly@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x232
Charles joined LACA in June 2015 after working at the WHIZ Media Group for 8 years. In his previous position he designed and managed the network and server infrastructure as well as developed custom in-house tools and applications. In his free time, Charles enjoys spending time with his friends and watching hockey.

Melody Hewitt
FISCAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
mhewitt@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x212
Melody has been with LACA since February of 1997. She has a Bachelors in Business Management from Otterbein. Melody worked for over ten years as the business manager for several small companies where she was responsible for all the accounting and payroll procedures. Her primary responsibility is to provide support and training to the Treasurer's office staff. This includes accounting, payroll, equipment inventory, and GAAP.

Leanne Phillips
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
lphillips@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x225
Leanne has been with LACA since July 2010. She has an Associate Degree in Applied Business in Microcomputer Applications from Muskingum Area Technical College(Zane State College). She is continuing her education by taking classes towards a Bachelor’s Degree in the Specialized Studies Program at Ohio University – Zanesville.

Mary Knicely Myers
ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION MANAGER
mknicely@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x211
Mary is a 1987 graduate of Cedarville College with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Mary was the Assistant Treasurer at Tri-Valley Local Schools for 2 1/2 years and Treasurer at West Muskingum Local Schools for 1 1/2 years prior to coming to LACA in May of 1992. Mary's primary responsibility is to assist the districts in implementing the EMIS data and helping the districts to correct errors and interpret reports. Because of her background, she is backup support for Fiscal applications. Mary is also responsible for installing all the State Software releases.

Elizabeth Petty
STUDENT SERVICES SUPPORT COORDINATOR
epetty@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x224
Elizabeth joined LACA in October 2006. She has a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Human Development and Family Studies. As a Student Services Support Coordinator, Elizabeth supports The ProgressBook Application suite which includes GradeBook, StudentInformation, and SPS.  

Robert Rittenhouse
NETWORK COORDINATOR
rrittenhouse@laca.org
(740) 345-3400
Robert joined LACA in May 2010. He comes from the IT department at a Television and Radio station in Zanesville, Ohio. Robert has an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology/Networking. As Network Coordinator, Robert provides support for the LACA WAN but also specializes in Video and Cisco Unified Communications.

Kari Snyder
FISCAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
ksnyder@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x229
Kari joined LACA in November 2014. She has worked in a school treasurer’s office for 7 years, providing her with experience in payroll, accounting, and EMIS. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from The Ohio State University. Kari will be supporting fiscal applications, including USAS, USPS, Kiosk, and RAM.

David Stein
VIDEO SERVICES MANAGER
dstein@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x217
David joined LACA in December 2003, following eight years of service with AT&T and Bank One. As Network Coordinator, he provides local area network server management and supports the LACA wide area network. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Meghan Stoker
STUDENT SERVICES SUPPORT COORDINATOR
mstoker@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x219
Meghan joined the LACA team in September of 2008. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Malone University in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations. As a Student Services Support Coordinator, Meghan is supporting the ProgressBook Application Suite which includes Gradebook, StudentInformation, and SPS.

Michaelene Vincent
STUDENT SERVICES SUPPORT COORDINATOR
mvincent@laca.org
(740) 345-3400 x213
Michaelene joined the LACA team in August 2010. She was with Marysville Schools for nineteen years, nine of them as EMIS Coordinator, trainer and software support. She most recently worked at Charter School Specialists as Director of Data Services. Michaelene graduated from Ohio Dominican University in 2006 and is a Certified EMIS Professional. Her primary responsibilities will be SpS and D3A2 and EMIS backup.
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