Board of directors

Michael Leake

Michael Leake

President

Attorney, Wiggins, Sewell, & Ogletree
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Leah Roper

Leah Roper

Vice President

Attorney, Laird Hammons Laird, PLLC
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Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Treasurer

Tax Manager, HoganTaylor, LLP
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Javier Nunez

Javier Nunez

Secretary

Director of Sales & Logistics at The Oklahoman Media Group
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Ashlea Briggs

Ashlea Briggs

Senior VP & Sales Manager for Treasury Services, BancFirst
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Dallas Logan

Dallas Logan

Sales Executive, ClearSight Center
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Bev Wood, PHR, SHRM-CP

Bev Wood, PHR, SHRM-CP

VP, Business Continuity & Crisis Management at American Fidelity
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Deena Teehee

Deena Teehee

VP, Director, WG Operations, American Fidelity
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Matt Winzeler

Matt Winzeler

Vice President of Commercial Banking, First United Bank
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Madison Mélon-McLawhorn

Madison Mélon-McLawhorn

Assistant Public Defender in Oklahoma County
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Advisory Board

Donna Blakley
Attorney at Law
Charles de Coune
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Lori Hall
Manager of Barnes & Noble
Natalie Karasoutos
Keller-Williams, Barnes & Noble
Patti Mellow
Mellow Memories
Becky Painter-Robinson
Pharmaceutical Representative at AstraZeneca
Shawna Templeton
VP of Treasury Services at BancFirst
James Crawley
Crawley Petroleum Corporation
Jack Fessler
ESSO
Laura Holmes
Attorney for The Center of Education Law, PC
Kathy Lippert
Greystone Environmental
Bob Nelon
Attorney at Hall, Estill, Hardwick, & Gable
Mindy Stevenson
Executive Director of Oklahoma Surgical Group, PLLC

Staff Members

Riz White

Riz White

Executive Director

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Cheryl MacDonald

Cheryl MacDonald

Office Manager

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Channing McAdams

Channing McAdams

Education Program Coordinator

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Melissa Meyers

Melissa Meyers

Development & Workplace Learning Coordinator

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Michayla Cory

Michayla Cory

Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

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Zayna Robles

Zayna Robles

Americorps VISTA Volunteer

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Teachers

Nina Abuzakok,
ESL
Aaron Britton,
ESL
Tina Jennings,
ESL
Channing McAdams,
ESL
Rita Wally,
ESL
Robin Teske,
Basic and ESL
Kasey Williamson,
Basic
Alicia Bouseman,
ESL
Barbara Griggs,
Basic
Shelley Lightfoot,
Tutor Trainer
Heidi McReynolds,
Basic
Iriana Sanchez-Borrely,
ESL
Christy Wang,
ESL
Nita Wood,
Basic