Board of Directors


President: April Merrill, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Medical/Legal Partnership Statewide Coordinator
Immediate Past President: Chris Graber, BOK Financial, Managing Director, Corporate Investments & Acquisitions
Vice President: Amy Brown, Public Service Company, External Affairs Manager for Tulsa and the Metro Area
Treasurer: Rick Kelly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Vice President of Oklahoma Network Operations

Board Secretary: Pam Ballard, Community Service Council, Chief Executive Officer

Governing Members

  • Aliye Shimi, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, Interim Executive Director
  • David Blatt, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, Professor of Practice
  • Denise Reid, DR Consulting, Principal 
  • Erv Jansen, Retired, Psychiatrist 
  • Jan Slater, Oklahoma University – Tulsa School of Community Medicine, Director of Bioethics Center
  • Joyce McClellan, Tulsa Technology Center, Chief Development & Diversity Officer
  • Rick Kelly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Vice President of Oklahoma Network Operations
  • Sarah Guardiola, Opportunity Scholarship Fund, Executive Director
  • Tina Pena, Tulsa Community College, Associate Professor of Spanish & Medical Interpreter Trainer
  • Walter Evans, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, Chief of Police

Resource Board

  • Carole Huff Hicks, Public Service Company, Manager of Community Affairs
  • Heather Richetto-Rumley, Clearwater Performance Group, Certified Master Coach & Executive Development Consultant
  • Jim Lyall, Community Food Bank, Veterans Outreach Coordinator

Presidential Appointees

  • Gary Percefull, The Scissortail Group Ltd, President

We are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from all sectors. They guide our work and give generously of their time and talents. We are grateful for their expert leadership and steadfast support of our mission.