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

Applications for the 2018-2019 class will be posted in the spring.

“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:


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

"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!