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Announcing our 2020 ILI cohort

OCCJ’s Inclusive Leadership Collective (ILC) is pleased to announce the 2020 cohort of the Inclusive Leadership Institute powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Each class is selected through an intentional application process and the selection committee seeks applicants with proven leadership skills who exhibit a strong community commitment.

The cohort includes: Tricia Ament, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Anna Bebermeyer, George Kaiser Family Foundation; Zahara Chaudhry, Saxum; John Chargois, Union Public Schools; Margaret Creighton, Positive Tomorrows; Sara Jane DelMonte, The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits; Hannah Demuth, McGraw Commercial Properties; Linda Felstein, Union Public Schools; Chanda Gibson, Union Public Schools; Melissa Gray, City of Tulsa; Noelle Hill, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Clay Holk, City of Tulsa, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development; Nichole Hopkins, Dewberry; Rebecca Howard, Tulsa City-County Library; Clarence Jackson, Tulsa Technology Center; Julie Lynn, Tulsa Fire Department; Erin Hart Matejka, Canadian County CASA; Ieashia McReynolds, ONE Gas; Tammy Miller, City of Tulsa; Michelle Murray, Bank of America; Sara Pugh Montgomery, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church; Dexter Nelson, OKPOP; Kayla Schmaus, Bank of America; Amanda Shank, MESA; Sandy Silman, City of Tulsa; Heather Sinkinson, Coweta Public Schools; Haley Stephens, Conner and Winters; Tony Vice, Tulsa City-County Library; Alisha Walton, City of Tulsa; Paige White, Tulsa Public Schools, Monroe Academy; Lauren Worley, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Shana Zimmerman, Spiritworks LLC. 

The Inclusive Leadership Institute (ILI) is a leadership training that develops Oklahoma professionals into skilled leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to create inclusive workplaces and communities. ILI approaches diversity and leadership issues from a no-fault, interactive foundation with the goal of affecting positive change.

The Inclusive Leadership Collective (ILC) is a program of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. ILC consists of a leadership team of professionals working to bring dynamic diversity, inclusion and equity programming to the community.

The Inclusive Leadership Institute is presented by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Founded in 1997 by Bill Lobeck and Kathy Taylor, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) has grown into a second generation investment in making Tulsa an innovative, collaborative and thriving city. LTFF encompasses a variety of programs and a grant portfolio dedicated to achieving the purpose of empowering Tulsans to chieve their goals by decreasing the barriers associated with big ideas.