Board & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Adrienne Watt, Chair

  • Shane Fernandez, Immediate Past Chair

  • Carol Axley, Vice Chair, Programs

  • Howard G. Barnett, Jr.
  • Melanie Christian,

    Vice Chair for Public Awareness

  • Risha Grant, Vice Chair, NFJC

  • Kayla Hale, Vice Chair, Fund Development

  • Amber Howard Cornelius, Vice Chair, Membership

  • Josh Linton, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Dahlia Rainwater, Vice Chair, ILC

  • Denise Reid, Vice Chair, Public Policy

Members at Large

  • Ace Cuervo
  • Jalal Farzaneh
  • Steve Higgins
  • Gary Peluso-Verdend
  • Clark A. Wiens

Board of Directors

Carol Axley Ross Heyman Rania Nasreddine
Howard Barnett Steve Higgins Pierce H. Norton II
Sharon J. Bell Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell William W. O’Connor
Mouzon Biggs, Jr. Maggie Hoey Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend
Mayor GT Bynum Oliver S. Howard Dahlia Rainwater
David Charney John K. Howk Denise Reid
Randee Charney Francina Jones Karma Robinson
Dr. Mujeeb R. Cheema Dr. Jason F. Kirksey Linda Sacks
Melanie Christian Robert J. LaFortune M. Susan Savage
Amber Howard Cornelius Jim Langdon Robert Schaefer
Ginny Creveling Rev. Tamara Lebak Dr. John Schumann
Ace Cuervo Rev. Dr. Justin Lindstrom Muhammet Ali Sezer
Nancy Day Josh Linton Terri Shipley
Houda Elyazgi Myra Long Dr. Jabar Shumate
Jalal Farzaneh Aurora Lora Greg Shaw
Shane H. Fernandez Bill Major Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
Robert Franden Steve Malcolm Terry Spencer
John A. Gaberino, Jr. Rebecca Marks-Jimerson Matt Tumbleson
John F. Gajda Dr. Joyce McClellan Steve Turnbo
Dr. Deborah Gist Deana McCloud Brady Walker
Risha Grant Dr. G. Calvin McCutchen, Sr. Adrienne Watt Nesser
Jesse Guardiola Nancy McDonald Clark Wiens
Dr. Kirt Hartzler Sanjay Meshri Rev. David Wiggs
Dr. Kayla K. Hale Allison Moore
Ted Haynes Camille Nassar

Honorary Director

  • Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum

Past Board Chairs-Directors for Life

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

Emeritus Directors

  • Dr. Mujeeb R. Cheema
  • Nancy Day
  • 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 Programs

  • Deaven Steele, Oklahoma City Regional Coordinator

  • Eileen Schaumleffle, Program Coordinator

  • Sandi Cox, Marketing and Communications Specialist

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