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 Acebo-Hale, Vice Chair, Public Policy

  • Risha Grant, Vice Chair, NFJC

  • Matthew Horten, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Josh Linton, ILC Representative

Members at Large

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

Board of Directors

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

  • Jayme Cox, President & CEO

  • Mandy Winton, Director of Fund Development

  • Moises Echeverria, Director of Operations and Adult Programs

  • Sarah Rana, Director of Youth and School Based Programs

  • John Rudolph, Communications and Marketing Specialist

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