Leadership Council 

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Leadership Council connects young professionals interested in getting involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These dedicated individuals, ages 24 to 35, volunteer their time and creativity to raise awareness about the issue of hunger and increase the visibility of the Regional Food Bank and its mission of "Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope" in Oklahoma.

For more information about the Leadership Council, contact Kendra Loper, kloper@regionalfoodbank.org or 405-600-3172.

To apply for Class IV, download and send your completed application to: Kendra Loper at kloper@regionalfoodbank.org no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2018. Please include a letter of reference and a copy of your resume. Members will be notified about acceptance by June 5, 2018.

“If you’re looking for a way to connect and create impact, this group is a brilliant place to start. It has given me a real platform to fuse what I do for work 8 hours every day to the work the Regional Food Bank has done for the past 40 years in the state of Oklahoma. They are breaking barriers, educating others, and removing stigmas associated with hunger daily – and that is something I can truly get behind." –Morgan, Class III

Leadership Council members receive special access to volunteer opportunities, networking events and social events, as well as educational and informational programs designed to appeal to Oklahoma's active young professionals in the community. If you have any questions please contact:


Morgan Brammer - University of Oklahoma
Eric Hemphill - UCO
Edgar Medina - Tinker Federal Credit Union
Jessica Pontious - Sonic Drive In
Molly Dettmann - Pioneer Library System
Whittney David - Paycom
Veronica Andrade - ONIE
Porter Cunningham - Oklahoma Financial Center, Inc
Gauri D. Nautiyal - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Andrew Morris - McAfee Taft
Zach Oubre - McAfee Taft
Nikki West - Lynn Institue
Courtney Buechle - BC Clark Jewelers

Courtney Bumpas - Hertz
Jordyn Cartmell - Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom
Mark Matalik - Devon Energy
Martin Howell - DeBee Gilchrist
Klaas Reimann-Philipp - Common Works Architecht
Katrina Lewis - Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services
Larisha Hunter - Candor
Tanzeena Francka - Boeing
Austin Willett - BKD
Michael Hart - American Fidelity
Kim Jenson - Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management
Susan Graham - Paycom

“I applied to the RFBO Leadership Council because I was largely unfamiliar with the work that the Regional Food bank of Oklahoma does and I thought it would be a good way to get involved with a meaningful cause. Since joining I’ve learned about the full impact of food insecurity throughout Oklahoma communities and ways that I can positively contribute towards improving the daily lives of Oklahomans in need of a little help." – Klaas, Class III

Click here to see a list of our Leadership Council Alumni!