Board & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Adrienne Watt, Chair

  • Howard G. Barnett, Jr. Incoming Chair

  • Shane Fernandez, Immediate Past Chair

  • Melanie Christian, Vice Chair, Public Awareness

  • Kayla Hale, Vice Chair, Fund Development

  • Amber Howard Cornelius, Vice Chair, Programs

  • Tamara Lebak Vice Chair, NFJC

  • Josh Linton, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Dahlia Rainwater, Vice Chair, ILC

  • Denise Reid, Vice Chair, Membership

Members at Large

  • Jalal Farzaneh
  • Steve Higgins
  • Maggie Hoey
  • Dr. Joyce McClellan
  • Dr. Terrie Shipley

Board of Directors

Zaheer Arastu Ross Heyman Dahlia Rainwater
Howard G. Barnett, Jr. Steve Higgins Denise Reid
Sharon J. Bell Dr. Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell Karma Robinson
Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr. Maggie Hoey Linda Sacks
Mayor G.T. Bynum Amber Howard Cornelius M. Susan Savage
Brett Campbell John K. Howk Dr. John Schumann
David Charney Kim Johnson Muhammet Ali Sezer
Randee Charney Rabbi Dan Kaiman Greg Shaw
Dr. Mujeeb Cheema Dr. Jason Kirksey Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
Melanie Christian Robert J. LaFortune Dr. Terrie Shipley
Ace Cuervo Jim Langdon Terry Spencer
Nancy Day Rev. Tamara Lebak Kip Teygong
Houda Elyazgi Josh Linton Brooke Townsend
Jalal Farzaneh Myra Long Matt Tumbleson
Shane H. Fernandez Bill Major Steve Turnbo
Russ Florence Steve Malcolm Brady Walker
John A. Gaberino, Jr. Dr. Joyce McClellan Adrienne Watt Nesser
John F. Gajda Dr. G. Calvin McCutchen, Sr. Rev. David Wiggs
Chuck Garrett Nancy McDonald MacKenzie Wilfong
Dr. Deborah Gist Sanjay Meshri
Jesse Guardiola Pierce Norton, II
Dr. Kayla Hale William W. O'Connor
Sterlin Harjo Dr. Katie Packell
Ted Haynes Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend

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.
  • 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

  • Sarah Rana, Programs Director

  • Eileen Schaumleffle, Fund Development Director

  • Sandi Cox, Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Deaven Steele, Oklahoma City Regional Coordinator

  • Brettin White, Program Coordinator

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