OTC Combined Board

Have you thought about becoming part of the combined board?

Becoming involved in the board is the easiest way to stay informed of new developments or decisions that involve you as an employee of the Ohio Highway Patrol!  What better way to have your voice and the voice of your constituents heard than to being a part of the decision making!   You will be involved in issues such as making responsible financial decisions on behalf of the OTC organizations, deciding upon organizational sponsorship, benefits to the membership, concerns of your fellow members regarding policies etc and being the last vote upon future arbitrations that the association takes part of.   

A typical meeting includes approving minutes from the previous board meeting, approving the budget for each individual organization, hearing appeals that were turned down by the legal committee, executive officer reporting as well as an update from our legal counsel team.  Committee developments are discussed as well as each district staff representative sharing details of their recent work load that would be beneficial to others.  Each district has an opportunity to bring any concerns or issues to the table during this meeting.  We go over any old business that was tabled and vote on any new business at hand.  It is truly the opportunity to become the eyes and ears of the organization and most importantly the VOICE!    

Members of the Combined Board consist of OSTA members of both Bargaining Units 1 and 15.  The requirements of eligibility to be a member of the board is that you are a dues paying member and in good standing.  You must actively participate in all of the board meetings and take an active role in promoting OTC.   Combined Board members are the “go-between” the union and its constituents and are therefore expected to keep well informed of the developments that are relevant to issues that come before the board.  

There are two levels to the Combined Board, Executive and Lodge Levels and elections are held annually.  The Executive Level consists of the Chairman of the Board, President, Vice President Secretary, and Treasurer for all five organizations (OTC, O.S.T.A., TSO, Caring and OSTRA) as well as the Bargaining Unit Chairperson for Units 1 and 15, Legal Committee Chairperson, District Staff Representatives and the O.S.T.A. General Counsel.   At the Lodge Level each District has a Lodge President, Vice President, OTC Director and TSO Trustee. 

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Combined Board, share your interest with your District Staff Representative or contact Elaine Silveira, Executive Director at esilveira@ohiotroopers.org or 614-781-7686.  We look forward to hearing from you!

2018-2020 Combined Board Officers

Findlay District 

Sergeant Jared Ulinski

Bucyrus District

Sergeant Sean Carpenter

Trooper Brian Hann

Trooper Don Pratt

Cleveland District

Trooper Chris Ausse

Sergeant David Francway

Trooper Keith McClintock

Warren District

Dispatcher Charles Land

Trooper Stephen Pacheco

Dan Stockdale, Retired

Trooper Josh Weiss

Bruce Zuchowski, Retired

Piqua District

Sergeant Chris Colbert

Dispatcher Kari Root

Dave Stevenson, Retired

Columbus District

Dispatcher Tom Davis

Sergeant Dave Sizemore

Trooper Nikki Snead

Trooper Sharese Williams

Cambridge District

Trooper Leroy Bethel

Trooper Tim Cunningham

Sergeant Jeff Jirles

Wilmington District

Sergeant Bryan Cook

Sergeant Chris Ellison

Dispatcher Travis Jones

Dennis Gorski, Retired

Trooper James Hutchinson

Sergeant Jennifer Soderquist

Jackson District

Dispatcher Sonya Banks

Dispatcher Mark Duncan

Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall

Sergeant David Richendollar