Board & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Adrienne Watt, Chair

  • Howard G. Barnett, Jr. Incoming Chair

  • Shane Fernandez, Immediate Past Chair

  • Carol Axley, Vice Chair, Programs

  • 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
  • Clark A. Wiens

Board of Directors

Carol Axley Ross Heyman Rania Nasreddine
Howard G. Barnett, Jr. 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 G.T. Bynum 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 Ginny Creveling Rev. Tamara Lebak
Dr. John Schumann Ace Cuervo 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.
  • 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, Director of Programs

  • 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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