Leadership Class

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Leadership Class connects young professionals seeking to get involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank. These dedicated individuals, aged 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”.

Members selected for the Leadership Class will meet one evening a month to take a deeper-dive into each of our program and service areas offered by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Leadership Class 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.

Upon successful completion of Leadership Class, alumni are eligible to join the Leadership Council.

To apply for Leadership Class, please follow the steps below:


Please download and read the Leadership Class Overview / Requirements (PDF).


Please fill out the Leadership Class V Member Application.


Young professionals (24 to 35 years of age) must successfully complete all requirements of our year-long Leadership Class to be eligible to join the Leadership Council. Alumni are eligible to join the Leadership Council with an annual membership fee of $150.


If you have questions about Leadership Class, please contact:

Marissa Harbison
Leadership Class V Chair

Monica Smith
Manager of Leadership Annual Gifts
(405) 600-3177

Keeley White
Food For Seniors Manager


Class IV 2018 - 2019

  • Stephanie Alexander, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Jenna Anderson, Caldwell Estate Law / Pure Trade
  • Kody Bollenbach, Heritage Institutional
  • Kacie Cardenas, Bank of Oklahoma
  • Kristen Compton, Capitol Hill High School
  • Brittane Grant, Greater OKC Chamber
  • Amanda Halverson, Eide Bailly
  • Marissa Harbison, American Fidelity
  • Melissa Heiman, Wells Fargo
  • Dylan Hendricks, Liberty National Bank
  • Nick Hostetter, APMEX.com
  • Mary Hunt, US Foods
  • Carley Johnson
  • Sarah Moore, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Jade Owen, ONIE Project
  • Luciana Perez, State of Oklahoma, Office of Management & Enterprise Services
  • Brendon Quick, Western Industries Corporation
  • Kenton Shaw, Devon Energy
  • Trey Stiles, Chesapeake Energy
  • Austin Walters, Denton Law Firm
  • Bradley Ward, Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Alyssa Watkins, Carter Professional Care
  • Jenna Zeilstra, OKC Dodgers


Congratulations to all of our Leadership Class graduates! Use the drop down menu below to see a list of alumni in each Leadership Class.

2017 - 2018 Class III

2016 - 2017 Class II

2015 - 2016 Class I