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. 

Click here to learn more about the Leadership Council. Click here to download the application. Applications are due May 18. 

“I feel that I am being trained and educated to be able to make a difference. I think being involved with Leadership Council has made me more loyal to the organization and allowed me to effectively spread awareness about the organization within my network of friends and colleagues. I am able to be a source of knowledge and a point-person to direct others on what the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma does and how they can help."

-2014-16 Leadership Council Member

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 

Chair: Collins Peck | Collins.Peck@smithandpickel.com
Co-Chair: Susan Graham, Paycom | susan.graham@paycomonline.com
Fresh RX Program Manager: Ellen Pogemiller | epogemiller@regionalfoodbank.org | 405.600.3175
State Advocacy & Public Policy Director: Effie Craven | ecraven@regionalfoodbank.org | 405.600.3129
Manager of Leadership Annual Gifts: Rebecca Huron | rhuron@regionalfoodbank.org | 405.600.3154 


Alison Hooks – Public Strategies
Alyson Gilbert – Continental Resources 
Anthony Garcia – Tinker Federal Credit Union
Asa Highsmith – CommonWorks
Ashley Rahill – Echols and Associates
Austin Marshall – Oklahoma State Senate
Cassondra Eaton – Devon Energy
Courtney Carter – Department of Environmental Quality
Elizabeth Wilson – Jasco
Emily Roberson – Carlisle Food Service Program
Erin Fong – MidFirst Bank

Jeffrey Cartmell – State of Oklahoma, Gaming Compliance Unit
Jenny Koetter – Oklahoma Caring Foundation
Jess Wedel-Riley – Presbyterian Health Foundation
Katie Long – Loaves and Fishes Food and Resource Center
Kelli Clark – Cintas
Kevin Edwards – Lowry Land Co. Inc
Lyndi Zavy – University of Oklahoma
Michelle Whitlow – Chesapeake Energy
Rachel Benbrook - Arthritis Foundation
Susan Graham – Paycom
Vanessa Lemons – Prodigal

"It has been an eye-opening experience to see what programs are in place and how many different moving parts there are to address the needs of our community. The most important thing I have learned during my time with the Council is that it can take significant time to fully develop solutions that can sustainably help the community.”

-2014-16 Leadership Council Member

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