Board & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Shane Fernandez, Chair

  • Adrienne Watt, Chair-Elect

  • Russ Florence, Immediate Past Chair

  • Amber Howard Cornelius, Vice Chair, Membership

  • Carol Axley, Vice Chair, Programs

  • Kayla Hale, Vice Chair, Fund Development

  • Ted Haynes, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Steve Higgins, Vice Chair, Public Awareness

  • Risha Grant, Vice Chair, NFJC

  • Josh Linton, ILC Representative

  • Denise Reid, Vice Chair, Public Policy

Members at Large

  • Gary Peluso-Verdend
  • Sheryl Siddiqui
  • Clark A. Wiens
  • Ace Cuervo
  • Rev. David Wiggs

Board of Directors

Sr. Barbara Austin, O.S.B. Dr. Deborah Gist Bill Major Dr. Jabar Shumate
Carol Axley Dr. Leigh B. Goodson Steve Malcolm Greg Shaw
Sharon J. Bell Risha Grant Rebecca Marks-Jimerson Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
Mouzon Biggs, Jr. Dr. Kirt Hartzler G. Calvin McCutchen, Sr. Sheryl Siddiqui
David Charney Dr. Kayla K. Hale Nancy McDonald Terry Spencer
Dr. Mujeeb R. Cheema Ted Haynes Jason McVicker Sgt. Shane Tuell
Melanie Christian Ross Heyman Sanjay Meshri Matt Tumbleson
Rev. Andrea Chambers Steve Higgins Allison Moore Steve Turnbo
Amber Howard Cornelius Dr. Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell Camille Nassar Dr. Steadman Upham
Ginny Creveling Maggie Hoey Rania Nasreddine Brady Walker
Ace Cuervo Oliver S. Howard Dennis Neill Adrienne Watt Nesser
Nancy Day John K. Howk Pierce H. Norton II Clark Wiens
Houda Elyazgi Francina Jones William W. O’Connor Rev. David Wiggs
Jalal Farzaneh Dr. Jason F. Kirksey Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend
Shane H. Fernandez Robert J. LaFortune Denise Reid
Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman Jim Langdon Maya Rogers
Russ Florence Rev. Tamara Lebak Linda Sacks
Robert Franden Josh Linton M. Susan Savage
John F. Gajda Myra Long Robert Schaefer
John A. Gaberino, Jr. Aurora Lora Dr. John Schumann

Honorary Director

  • Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum

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
  • 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 Youth and School Based Programs

  • Deaven Steele,

    Oklahoma City Regional Coordinator

  • Sandi Cox, Marketing and Communications Specialist

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