Local Chapters


Teri Dwyer (East) & Mary Williston (West), Chapter Presidents

Eastern | Western

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Eastern Ohio Chapter

Chapter President: Teri Dwyer, terid@pajamaprogram.org

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Teri Dwyer, Eastern Ohio Chapter President, is a single mother who works full time at the City of Fairlawn Tax Department. As a former foster mother, she has seen firsthand the need to help children in her community. Over the years, she fostered four girls, including her daughter Ruth who she adopted in 2010. She is happy to take over the great work that Patty Gillespie began in September 2007 and make a difference in the lives of children in her community.

Western Ohio Chapter

Chapter President: Mary Williston, mary@pajamaprogram.org

Mary Williston, Western Ohio Chapter President, lives near Bellefontaine with her husband. Between them, they have seven grown children and nine grandchildren. While raising her own children, she also taught in an early childhood center. As a volunteer, she facilitated the children’s program in a domestic violence shelter and an out-patient program for children with parents in alcohol treatment. As an art therapist, she worked in a treatment facility for emotionally challenged pre-schoolers. Mary has seen firsthand how important it is for children to feel nurtured and cared for. When she heard about Pajama Program, she was struck by a deep intuition that is was the right opportunity for her. She is honored to be part of bringing pajamas and books to children, and remains committed to serving on their behalf.