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 vision of an Oklahoma where no one goes hungry.

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.

Applications for Leadership Class VI are now closed. Applicants will receive notification the week of May 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Wood at nwood@rfbo.org.


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

Natalie Wood
Director of Community Engagement


Class V 2019 - 2020

  • Blair Bradley, Chaparral Energy
  • Melissa Burden, Chickasaw Nation
  • Meagan Carter, Oklahoma Hospital Association
  • Courtney Casey, Express Employment Professionals
  • Cory Christofferson, Bank of Oklahoma
  • Lavelle Compton, OK State Department of Health
  • Reni Daniel, American Fidelity
  • Hannah Davis, Oklahoma Farm Bureau
  • Chancen Flick, Oklahoma Public Employees Association
  • Katelyn Gleason-Dockery, Bridges of Norman
  • Clarke Hale, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation Inc.
  • Robyn Hicks, Love's Travel Stops and Country Store Inc.
  • Lauran Larson, Oklahoma City-County Health Department
  • Maria Lim, Dean McGee Eye Institute
  • Alyssa Loveless, Rose State College
  • Harrison Maud, FedEx Ground
  • Michelle McBeath, Urban Land Institute Oklahoma
  • Jessica McCool, NFP
  • Jason Mews, Enable Midstream Partners
  • Ashley Neese, Paycom
  • Abbey Owens, ONIE Project - OUHSC
  • Sarah Park, Teach For America
  • Kaitlin Pope, Agiliti Health
  • Cassidy Smith, Oklahoma Grocers Association
  • Mallory Stone, Edmond Economic Development Authority
  • Devon Streetman, Homes by Taber
  • Whitney Thompson, The Boeing Company
  • Patrick Westerheide, Ascent Resources
  • Sarah Williams, Oracle
  • Colton Zajac, Insurica


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

2018 - 2019 Class IV

2017 - 2018 Class III

2016 - 2017 Class II

2015 - 2016 Class I