About Our Foundation

Board of Directors

Ed Long

Board Chair

Chief Impact Officer
MetaFund

Piedmont, OK

Debbie Schramm

Vice-Chair

President
Saxum

Edmond, OK

Dave Smith

Treasurer

President
Dapper Digital Creative

Norman, OK

Melanie Moore

Secretary

Program Field Representative, Child Welfare Disabilities Unit
Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Moore, OK

Dr. Crystal Hernandez, Psy.D., MBA

DEI Officer

Executive Director
Oklahoma Forensic Center

Vinita, OK

Rondalyn Abode

Director of Development
Crossover Community Impact

Tulsa, OK

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Erin Baird, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
HealthStar International

Oklahoma City, OK

Dr. Debbie Blanke, Ed.D.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Midwest City, OK

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Dr. Ryan Blanton, Ph.D.

Vice President of Operations
Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Goodwell, OK

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Ginger Casper, J.D.

Co-founder
Workflow

Attorney
C. Craig Cole & Associates

Oklahoma City, OK

Kristin Haynes-Dixon

Vice President & Trust Officer
BancFirst Trust & Investment Management

Edmond, OK

Dr. Kim Gaddie, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Marketing & Supply Chain Management Division
Michael F Price College of Business

Managing Editor
Social Science Quarterly

Norman, OK

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Julia Jernigan Smith

Executive Director
Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association

Founder
Creative Capitol Strategies

Oklahoma City, OK

Sherrie Macko

Talent and Organizational Development Team Lead
Paycom

Oklahoma City, OK

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Marquita "MJ" Major

Social Worker
Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Oklahoma City, OK

Dana Miller

Tribal Government Relations Director
Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Seminole, OK

Rep. Daniel Pae

State Representative for HD 62
Oklahoma House of Representatives

Lawton, OK

Dan Sterba

Director of Data Systems and Technology for the Birth Through Eight Strategy
George Kaiser Family Foundation

Tulsa, OK

Sgt. Cory Sutton

Master Sergeant
University of Oklahoma Police Department

Norman, OK

Tom Taylor

Law Student
Oklahoma City University

Norman, OK

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Rep. Collin Walke, J.D.

State Representative for HD 87
Oklahoma House of Representatives

Owner/Attorney
Select Legal Services

Oklahoma City, OK

Jake Yunker

Director of Corporate Foundation Relations
Oklahoma State University Foundation

Stillwater, OK

Staff

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Emily Scott

Executive Director

Emily Scott’s journey with autism began fifteen years ago as a parent after her youngest son was diagnosed. Concerned over a lack of services and inclusive opportunities in her community, she has since been a part of several grassroots advocacy efforts to expand education and healthcare options for Oklahoma’s children and youth with autism. Her experience as an advocate, volunteer, and fundraiser for local autism organizations led to her nomination to serve on AFO’s Board of Directors in 2017 and she was Board Chair of the organization prior to accepting the role of Executive Director in 2018.

Emily worked in healthcare marketing and communications before joining the staff at AFO. She holds degrees from FIDM, the University of Oklahoma, and is currently completing her M.S. at Louisiana State University in Nonprofit Management. Emily has received several state and national advocacy-related awards for her efforts to improve the lives of autistic Oklahomans.

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