Board of Directors

The Community Service Council is comprised of a highly experienced executive leadership team, 60+ employees, more than 20 community-based initiatives, and is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders from all sectors. Through this support and infrastructure, CSC remains a cutting edge organization focused on identifying community challenges, researching and pursuing new initiatives, and marshaling resources toward workable solutions while continuing to serve the community. 

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Board of Directors

Officers >

President: Chris Graber, BOK Financial, Managing Director, Corporate Investments & Acquisitions
Immediate Past President: John Richer, Hall Estill, Attorney, Shareholder
Vice President: April Merrill, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Medical/Legal Partnership Statewide Coordinator
Treasurer: Beau Brock, Financial Advisor
Ex-Officio: Pam Ballard, Community Service Council, Chief Executive Officer

Governing Members >

  • David Blatt, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Professor of Practice, Former Executive Director, Oklahoma Policy Institute Amy Brown, City of Tulsa, Deputy Mayor
  • Barbara Bucholtz, JD, University of Tulsa-College of Law, Professor of Legal Writing
  • Teresa Burkett, Conner & Winters, Attorney, Partner
  • JD Colbert, CrossFirst Bank, Senior Advisor, Tribal Nations Banking
  • Ann Domin, INCOG, Deputy Director
  • Erv Jansen, MD, Retired, Psychiatrist
  • Rick Kelly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Vice President of Oklahoma Network Operations
  • Dr. Joyce McClellan, TulsaTech, Chief Development Officer
  • Tina Peña, Tulsa Community College, Associate Professor of Spanish and Medical Interpreter Trainer
  • Gary Percefull, The Scissortail Group Ltd, President
  • Denise Reid, Community Relations, Key Personnel
  • Lorena Rivas, Fry & Elder, Attorney
  • Hayley Rose, The Persimmon Group, Consultant in Leadership Coaching
  • Aliye Shimi, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, Interim Executive Director
  • Jan Slater, JD, OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine, Director of Bioethics Center


Resource Members >

  • Walter Evans, OU-Tulsa, Chief of Police
  • Carole Huff Hicks, Public Service Company, Manager of Community Affairs
  • Rachel Hutchings, Workforce Tulsa, Executive Director
  • Jim Lyall, Community Food Bank, Veterans Outreach Coordinator
  • Shannon Kelly, Fidelity Investments, Financial Consultant
  • Heather Richetto-Rumley, Clearwater Performance Group, Certified Master Coach & Executive Development Consultant

Presidential Appointees >

  • Dr. Lanny Endicott, Oral Roberts University, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Jesse Guardiola, Tulsa Police Department, Hispanic Outreach Public Relations
  • Judge Deborah Shallcross, Gable Gotwals, Attorney and Former Judge

CSC is 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.

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