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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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: Beau Brock, Financial Advisor
Board Secretary: 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
  • George Brown
  • Barbara Bucholtz, JD, University of Tulsa- College of Law, Professor of Legal Writing
  • Teresa Burkett, Conner & Winters, Attorney, Partner
  • Dr. Lanny Endicott, Oral Roberts University, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Walter Evans, Retired, Tulsa Police Department
  • Sarah Guardiola, Opportunity Scholarship Fund, CEO; Guardiola Consulting, COO
  • Erv Janssen, MD, Retired, Psychiatrist
  • Rick Kelly, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Vice President of Oklahoma Network Operations
  • Dr. Joyce McClellan, TulsaTech, Chief Development and Diversity Officer
  • Tina Peña, Tulsa Community College, Associate Professor of Spanish and Medical Interpreter Trainer
  • Denise Reid, Principal, DR Consulting
  • Hayley Rose, Retired, ONEOK, Vice President
  • Aliye Shimi, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, Interim Executive Director
  • Jan Slater, JD, OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine, Director of Bioethics Center

Resource Board

  • JD Colbert, Sr. Executive Principal, Sage Business Advisors
  • Carole Huff Hicks, Public Service Company, Manager of Community Affairs
  • Rachel Hutchings, Workforce Tulsa, Executive Director
  • Jim Lyall, Community Food Bank, Veterans Outreach Coordinator
  • Heather Richetto-Rumley, Clearwater Performance Group, Certified Master Coach & Executive Development Consultant
  • Ruth Ann Fate
  • John Richer, Hall Estill, Attorney, Shareholder

Presidential Appointees

  • Beau Brock, Financial Advisor
  • Gary Percefull, The Scissortail Group Ltd, President

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.

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning and Action