Gulf Coast East District


Chair: Anna Haertling
Vice Chair: Diane Collins
Secretary: Adele Brunson
Treasurer: Kelly Parmet
Council on Development/Public Relations: Sirley Marin
Council on Education: Catherine Graves
Council on Membership Services: OPEN
Council on Standards and Practice: Joanne Ripple
Council on Legislative and Political Affairs: Haley Smith
OTA Representative: OPEN
Members-At-Large: Len Sobel
Student Representative (UTMB): Roberta Schoenmakers
Student Representative (HCC): Amber Oke
Student Representative (TWU): Kristen McManus
Student Representative (Lone Star College): OPEN
Student Representative (PMI): Brandye Porter

Upcoming District Meetings

  • All regular district meetings will be held the third Wednesday of the month (except for the months of March and August which will be the last Wednesday). Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., with the meetings starting at 6:15 pm. A light meal will be provided at the meetings if sponsor is available.
  • Receive 1 to 1.5 CE credits at all district and cluster group meetings. All meetings are free to TOTA members, $20 for OTR and COTA non-members and $10.00 for student non-members. TOTA membership applications are available at meetings.
  • For general information TOTA or district meetings, contact district chair Anna Haertling.
  • If you are a member of TOTA and would like to be added to the Gulf Coast East District email tree for updates regarding continuing education, job postings, etc., please send an email from the address you would like added to District Chair Anna Haertling.
  • Interested in hosting a cluster group Virtual Meeting? Contact Eileen Garza at 281-356-7559 for details.

Save On Travel With Virtual Meetings
Gulf Coast East District Meetings are also broadcast at outlying locations throughout the state via Virtual Meeting. Cut your travel while receiving quality continuing education credits and participating in the activities of TOTA. Check the GCED schedule for location details.

GCED Meeting Schedule for 2017-18

August 30, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
January 17, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 16, 2018



Date: November 17-19, 2017
Event: TOTA Mountain Central Conference 2017

Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Blvd.

Austin, TX 78757


Emergency Numbers
Gulf Coast East District Meetings  

The following numbers are provided to the members of Gulf Coast East District in the event that the evening of a scheduled meeting is accompanied by severe weather or some other emergency.

Name District Position Phone Number / Email
Anna Haertling Chair (573) 587-2757 C
Eileen Garza Mega Meeting (713) 805-5147 C
(281) 356-7559 H
If the weather is inclement, we will make a determination by 4:00 PM whether to cancel the meeting or not.  If there are weather warnings (severe storms, flash flood, tornado, hurricane, etc) chances are high that we will cancel the meeting. Please call before driving to your meeting site.

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