President- Alissa Belna

 Alissa is not new to the organization.  She is a past State Vice President of National Programs and State Secretary of the FCCLA organization from Parkway High School.  She also served two years on the Ohio State Junior Fair Board representing Ohio FCCLA, as well as then being promoted to Adviser for the Junior Fair Board. She is currently working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and lives in Columbus.


Sales & Promotions - Bev Foutz

Bev has been involved with the organization since 1968 when she first became a member.  She served as a state officer for two years and was state president in 1972.  A graduate of Miami University, she became an FCS teacher and taught for nearly 31 years, retiring in 2008 from Ross Senior High School/Butler Tech.  She truly loves the organization and the values it imparts to young people. She was adviser to numerous state officers and one national officer over the years.  Bev and her husband, Phil, also served as state parents for FCCLA. One of her favorite A&A activities is working at the Ohio State Fair.  Bev is enjoying retirement and stays busy with 12 grandchildren, her local Grange, and by serving as a Ministry Leader in her church's Elementary Education program.


Treasurer - Phil Foutz

Phil has been a part of the FCCLA and A&A organizations since 1997 when he married the A&A president, Beverly.  He has been serving as our treasurer since our re-organization.  Since he was never a member of FHA/FCCLA, he is one of our most active Associate members.  Phil not only keeps our financial records, but takes care of our 6x10' box trailer that is used to haul our promotional items to fall camp and SLC.  He also puts up the tent at the Ohio State Fair each summer and volunteers for four or five days with Bev.  He is also a former State Parent for FCCLA. Phil also serves on the Ohio FCCLA Endowment Board.

Phil believes that our organization is very worthwhile and enjoys fundraising to help the youth become even more successful.  He loves working with young people and previously worked with 4-H in Butler County and is a past president of the Edgewood FFA Alumni organization.  He retired from ODOT several years ago and willingly volunteers many hours to our organization.

SecretaryTeresa Nuzum  

Teresa graduated from The Ohio State University in 1983. Never having been a member of FCCLA , Teresa first became associated with FCCLA in 1984 after becoming an adviser at Springfield North High School teaching grades 7-12. She later moved to Northwestern Local Schools and taught grades 7-12 before retiring in 2014. Her chapters participated at the local, district, state and national level. Activities included national and state projects, STAR events, leadership camp, state leadership meetings, cluster meetings and national meetings. Some of her favorite parts of FCCLA  has included the amount of community service that FCCLA members complete and the personal growth of the members as they participate in FCCLA. Teresa would love to have the opportunity to reach out, meet and share with many members of FCCLA throughout the state. Please feel free to contact her at