Katrina Marsh Hired as Executive Director of Oakland Parents Together


Katrina Marsh


By Post Staff

Katrina Marsh has been named Acting Executive Director of Oakland Parents Together (OPT). She replaces Henry Hitz, who is retiring at the end of June.

Marsh’s position as permanent executive director is expected to be finalized at OPT’s annual meeting, Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 320 Lenox Ave. in Oakland.

Marsh has served as the Assistant Director of OPT since January 2017. She earned a master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College.

She has worked in New York with the homeless, foster children, and other vulnerable populations.

Oakland Parents Together’s mission is to organize and empower parents and care givers to advocate for children as full partners in the Oakland Public Schools.

“OPT sees parents helping each other’s families thrive,” according to the organization’s website.

“We see schools modeled on education reforms that include Head Start, small adult/student ratios and collegial relations between parents and teachers,” the website says. “We see a society in which Poverty, inequality and illiteracy are all things of the past, and all families have the means to flourish and prosper.”

For more information, go to www.parentstogether.org/

Published June 12, 2018, courtesy of the Oakland Post