LEADERSHIP Class 

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Leadership Class 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.

Members selected for the Leadership Class, 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. Upon successful completion of requirements, class alumni are eligible to join the Leadership Council.


Applications for Leadership Class V, will be available spring 2019.  For more information about the Leadership Class, contact Monica Smith at msmith@regionalfoodbank.org or 405-600-3177.

“The Regional Food Bank’s Leadership Class fosters creativity and boosts the problem solving skills of young leaders in our region,” said Larisha Hunter, senior account executive at Candor. “It’s an honor to chair the fourth leadership class and work with such incredible individuals to fight hunger in 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. If you have any questions please contact:

Chair: Larisha Hunter, Candor | larisha@candorpr.com

Manager of Leadership Annual Gifts: Monica Smith | msmith@regionalfoodbank.org | 405.600.3177

Volunteer Center Coordinator: Lloyd Vines | lvines@regionalfoodbank.org

Food For Seniors Manager: Keeley White | kwhite@regionalfoodbank.org

The 2018-2019, Class IV Includes:

  • Stephanie Alexander, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Jenna Anderson, Caldwell Estate Law / Pure Trade
  • Kody Bollenbach, Heritage Institutional
  • Connor Brookins, Institutional Shareholder Services
  • Kacie Cardenas, Bank of Oklahoma
  • Anthony Coby, Rainbow Fleet
  • 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

Click here to see a list of our Leadership Class Alumni.