Communications Workgroup

Communications NLC Workgroup

The functions of the Communications Workgroup are to:

  1. Clarify and communicate the role and function of the National Leadership Council to all parts of TU;
  2. Facilitate communications within the NLC and its workgroups; and
  3. Encourage and foster communications to and from the NLC to chapters, councils, members, trustees and staff.

Committee Members
Chair: Kelly E. Buchta, New Jersey

Garry Crago, Massachusetts/Rhode Island

Ron Ouelette, New Hampshire

Frances Oates, Tennessee

Lee Orr, West Virgina

Linn Beck, Wisconsin

Phil Dopson

John Doss

Mary Tealdi

Joe Miller

Don Haynes

Carl Haensel

TU Staff Contact: Nick Halle


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following in-person and online events:

In-Person Trainings:

2020 Annual Meeting
TBD Online Event Planned

2021 Northeast Regional Rendezvous
June 26-28 – Connecticut


Online Trainings:
View recordings of past webinars online at Online webinars are held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

June 4 – Planning for the Fall: What Activities Work Best (8PM)

June 9 – Tactical Succession Planning (8PM)

June 15 – Council Chair & Vice Chair Roundtable (5PM)

June 22 – Leaders Only Tools Section: Fedback from Volunteers (2PM)

June 23 – State of Eastern TU: Stories of Impact from the Field (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations

Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning