Board & Staff

Executive Committee

  • Adrienne Watt, Chair

  • Howard 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 Bella Harney Pierce Norton, II
Howard Barnett, Jr. Dr. Kirt Hartzler William O'Connor
Sharon J. Bell Ted Haynes Dr. Katie Packell
Dr. Thamara Barthelus Ross Heyman Dr. Gary Peluso Verdend
Sharon J. Bell Steve Higgins Dahlia Rainwater
Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr. Dr. Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell Denise Reid
Liz Brolick Maggie Hoey Karma Robinson
Brett Campbell Amber Howard Cornelius Linda Sacks
David Charney John Howk M. Susan Savage
Randee Charney Kim Johnson Dr. John Schumann
Dr. Mujeeb Cheema Rabbi Dan Kaiman Muhammet Ali Sezer
Melanie Christian Dr. Jason Kirksey Greg Shaw
Ginny Creveling Robert LaFortune Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
Ace Cuervo Jim Langdon Dr. Terrie Shipley
Nancy Day Rev. Tamara Lebak Terry Spencer
Houda Elyazgi Josh Linton Kip Teygong
Jalal Farzaneh Myra Long Brooke Townsend
Shane Fernandez Bill Major Matt Tumbleson
Russ Florence Steve Malcolm Steve Turnbo
John Gaberino, Jr. Dr. Joyce McClellan Brady Walker
John Gadja Deana McCloud Adrienne Watt Nesser
Chuck Garrett Nancy McDonald Rev. David Wiggs
Dr. Deborah Gist Sanjay Meshri Mackenzie Wilfong, Esq.
Dr. Kayla Hale Camille Owens

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

OCCJ Staff

  • Moises Echeverria, President and CEO

  • Sarah Rana, Programs Director

  • Eileen Schaumleffle, Fund Development Director

  • Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Deaven Steele, Oklahoma City Regional Coordinator

  • Brettin White, Program Coordinator

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