Our Bloggers

PERSpective Editor


Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Blog Authors


Betsy Butler

Knowledge & Issues Strategist

Betsy Butler is the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System’s knowledge and issues strategist, researching information on pensions, retirement and health care.  Betsy came to OPERS in 2009 after working as a special collections librarian for two OPERS employers: the Ohio History Connection and Miami University.


Donna Castiglione

Assistant Director of Member Services

Donna Castiglione is the assistant director of Member Services and has been with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System for more than 13 years. She has extensive experience in customer service management in a variety of industries.


Christopher Collins

Assistant Government Relations Officer

Chris Collins is an assistant government relations officer at the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, advocating for our legislative agenda. Prior to joining the OPERS team, Chris was Ohio legislative director for the Service Employees International Union State Council for seven years.


Kristen Dohrmann

Senior Communication Specialist

Kristen Dohrmann is a senior communication specialist with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Kristen is responsible for active member communications including the quarterly member newsletter, OPERS News. She has more than 10 years of experience as a communicator in the public sector.


Heather Drago

Health Care Communication Specialist

Heather Drago is a health care communication specialist with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. She breaks down health care topics into clear, concise, consumable messaging for our retirees. When she’s not blogging, Heather composes content for OPERS print publications, the OPERS website and internal employee communication.


Bobbie O'Neil

Manager of Education

Bobbie O’Neil serves as manager of Education for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Bobbie holds several degrees in education administration as well as curriculum development and instruction. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and administrator, working in a variety of public and private settings with diverse populations.