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Executive Committee

  • Howard Barnett, Jr.Chair

  • Maggie HoeyIncoming Chair

  • Adrienne WattImmediate Past Chair

  • Darius KirkSecretary/Treasurer

  • Bianca DeMedeiros Vice Chair, Inclusive Leadership Collective

  • Carrie GardenhireVice Chair, Public Awareness

  • Rev. Tamara LebakVice Chair, NFJC

  • Dr. Joyce McClellanVice Chair, Programs

  • Dr. Terrie ShipleyVice Chair, Membership

  • Brooke TownsendVice Chair, Fund Development

Members-at-Large

  • Jahaziel Hiriart
  • Amber Howard Cornelius
  • Ambar Malik
  • Dr. Gary Peluso Verdend
  • Greg Shaw

Board of Directors

Zaheer Arastu John Howk Greg Shaw
Howard Barnett, Jr. Jahaziel Hiriart Dr. Terrie Shipley
Ken Busby Kim Johnson Terry Spencer
David Charney Rabbi Dan Kaiman Kip Teygong
Randee Charney Darius Kirk Brooke Townsend
Melanie Christian Dr. Jason F. Kirksey Brady Walker
Ace Cuervo Rev. Tamara Lebak Rev. David Wiggs
Bianca DeMedeiros Josh Linton Mackenzie Wilfong, Esq.
Dr. Dewayne Dickens Myra Long Jill Young
Houda Elyazgi Bill Major
Aaron Fulkerson Ambar Malik
John Gadja Dr. Joyce McClellan
Carrie Gardenhire Deana McCloud
Rob Gardenhire Pierce H. Norton II
Chuck Garrett William O'Connor
Dr. Deborah Gist Camille Owens
Pam Goldberg Cass Dr. Katie Packell
Officer Jesse Guardiola Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend
Dr. Kayla K. Hale Michael Rainbolt
Dr. Kirt Hartzler Denise Reid
Ross Heyman Karma Robinson
Jahaziel Hiriart M. Susan Savage
Maggie Hoey Dr. John Schumann
Amber Howard Cornelius Muhammet Ali Sezer

Honorary Directors

  • Mayor G.T. Bynum
  • Mayor David Holt

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
  • Nancy McDonald

OCCJ Staff

  • Moises EcheverriaPresident and CEO

  • Eileen SchaumleffleOperations and Development Director