BoardServeClass25 business leaders graduated from United Way of Central Oklahoma’s second Board Serve Central Oklahoma Program on Tuesday, May 19 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Chosen by their respective companies to participate, these graduates met once a month in the evening from September to April for expert-led sessions in nonprofit board governance, leadership skills, nonprofit law, fundraising, crisis management and other critical skills to serve on a nonprofit board.

The Board Serve Program was developed in 2013 at United Way of Central Oklahoma to help strengthen Partner Agencies within our community with professionally trained board members. Upon graduation, members are matched with a nonprofit agency to serve a year as a board member.

The 25 newly trained graduates were matched with 19 nonprofit agencies.

American Red Cross, Central & Western Oklahoma Region

  • Adam Christensen, Merrill Lynch

  • Nathan Shirley, Cemplex Group

Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma Chapter

  • Kristina Evans, American Fidelity

Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma

  • Julie Coffee, High Impact Management

Celebrations Preschool, Inc.

  • Laurie Williams, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

  • Julie Jungman, McGladrey, LLP

Daily Living Centers

  • Creig Stephans, OGE Energy Corp.

EARC, Inc.

  • Anne Schudder, McGladrey, LLP

  • Courtney Walker, FAA

Family Builders, Inc.

  • Angie Christopher, Oklahoma City Community College

HeartLine, Inc.

  • Brett Carnes, McGladrey, LLP

Health Alliance for the Uninsured
Aldwyn Sappleton, Department of Commerce

The Homeless Alliance

  • Kyle Stewart, McGladrey, LLP

Neighborhood Services Organization

  • Jacqueline Sit, Candor Public Relations

Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled

  • Chelsea Canada, Oklahoma Dental Association

  • Steve Adamo, First Fidelity Bank

Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care

  • Cherree Warner, New Discoveries Youth & Family Services

RSVP of Central Oklahoma, Inc.
Derek Ebert, United States District Court

TEEM (The Education & Employment Ministry)

  • Tiece Dempsey, United States District Court

Upward Transitions

  • Jake Winkler, McGladrey, LLP

Youth Services for Oklahoma County

  • Kathrine Mazaheri Franze, Mazaheri Law Firm

  • Maheshkumar Kristnan, G E

Youth and Family Services, Inc.

  • Brandi Bush, Hobby Lobby

YWCA Oklahoma City

  • Diana Rawdon, Bank of Oklahoma