Board & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Shane Fernandez, Chair

  • Adrienne Watt, Chair-Elect

  • Russ Florence, Immediate Past Chair

  • Howard G. Barnett, Jr., Vice Chair, Fund Development

  • Amber Howard Cornelius, Vice Chair, Membership

  • Steve Higgins, Vice Chair, Public Awareness

  • Kayla Hale, Vice Chair, Public Policy

  • Risha Grant, Vice Chair, NFJC

  • Ted Haynes, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Josh Linton, ILC Representative

Members at Large

  • Lisa Zaidle Clark
  • Sherri Goodall
  • Sanjay Meshri
  • Gary Peluso-Verdend
  • Sheryl Siddiqui
  • Clark A. Wiens

Board of Directors

Sr. Barbara Austin, O.S.B. Kevin Gore Rania Nasreddine
Carol Axley Risha Grant Camille Nassar
Howard G. Barnett, Jr. Kayla Hale Dennis Neill
Josh Linton Dr. Kirt Hartzler Pierce Norton
David Charney Ted Haynes Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend
Lisa Zaidle Clark Steve Higgins Denise Reid
Rev. Andrea Clark-Chambers Matthew Horten Issac Rocha
Melanie Christian Chuck Hoskin, Jr. M. Susan Savage
Amber Howard Cornelius John K. Howk Bob Schaefer
Ace Cuervo Francine Jones Dr. John Schumann
Barry M. Davis Dr. Jason Kirksey Greg Shaw
Yusuf G. Dundar Rev. Tamara Lebak Sheryl Siddiqui
Shane H. Fernandez Myra Long Rep. Seneca Scott
Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman Bill Major Terry Spencer
Robert Franden Steve Malcom Sgt. Shane Tuell
John Gajda Rebecca Marks-Jimerson Dr. Steadman Upham
Dr. Deborah Gist Robert E. Martin Adrienne Watt
Sherri Goodall Nancy McDonald Clark Wiens
Dr. Leigh Goodson Jason McVicker Rev. David Wiggs

Allison Moore

Honorary Director

  • Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett

Past Board Chairs-Directors for Life

  • Sharon J. Bell
  • Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr.
  • Ginny Creveling
  • John A. Gaberino, Jr.
  • Oliver S. Howard
  • Jim Langdon
  • Sanjay Meshri
  • William W. O'Connor
  • Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
  • Steve Turnbo
  • Russ Florence

Emeritus Directors

  • Dr. Mujeeb R. Cheema
  • Robert J. LaFortune
  • The Rev. Dr. G. Calvin McCutchen, Sr.

OCCJ Staff

  • Moises Echeverria, President and CEO

  • Mandy Winton, Director of Fund Development

  • Sarah Rana, Director of Youth and School Based Programs

  • Alexandra Bohannon, Regional Coordinator

  • Sheyda Brown, Program Coordinator

  • Sandi Cox, Marketing and Communications Specialist

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