Committees

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The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma has several active committees looking for more passionate volunteers! We have current openings on our Advocacy & Awareness, Finance, Fundraising, and Programs Committees. To learn more, please contact AFO at (405) 225-1102 or info@autismfoundationok.org.  All committees meet monthly and are conducted over Zoom at this time.

Advocacy & Awareness Committee

Dr. Kim Gaddie, PhD, Chair
Lecturer, Marketing & Supply Chain Management Division, Michael F Price College of Business
Managing Editor, Social Science Quarterly

Melanie Moore, Co-Chair
Program Field Representative, Child Welfare Developmental Disabilities Program Unit
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Moore, OK

Sarah Baker
Owner & SLP, Baker Speech Clinic
Program Director * Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program, Oklahoma City Community College
Tuttle, OK

Stephanie Emperley
Neurodiversity Ambassador, Oklahoma Autism Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Wanda Felty
Community Leadership & Advocacy Coordinator, Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD
Noble, OK

Anthony Garringer
Social Worker & Assistant Director, Ardmore Grace Day Center
Ardmore, OK

Dr. Crystal Hernandez, PsyD, MBA, DEI Officer
DEI Officer
Executive Director, Oklahoma Forensic Center, Oklahoma Department of Mental health & Substance Abuse
Vinita, OK

Matt Latham
Founder and Managing Director, Latham Consulting Group

Marquita “MJ” Major
Social Worker, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Jones, OK

Michi Medley
Autism Parent
Deer Creek, OK

Sgt. Cory Sutton
Master Sergeant, University of Oklahoma Police Department
Norman, OK

Tom Taylor
Public Educator, Mid-Del Public Schools
Norman, OK

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Finance Committee

Dave Smith, Treasurer
President, Dapper Digital Creative
Norman, OK

Rondalyn Abode
Director of Development, Crossover Community Impact
Tulsa, OK

Eric Bowien
Vice President & Trust Compliance Officer, BancFirst
Choctaw, OK

Monika Turek, CPA, JD
Tax Senior, Hogan Taylor, LLP
Broken Arrow, OK

Jennifer Winfrey
President, Oklahoma Nonprofit Partners
Yukon, OK

Join the Committee!

Fundraising Committee

Kristin Dixon
Vice President & Trust Officer, BancFirst Trust & Investment Management

Margaret Bergant
Evaluation Specialist, Oklahoma Autism Center
Oklahoma City, OK

David Bloese
Senior Landman, Thunder River Production, LLC
Edmond, OK

Lisa Branum
BCBA, Clinical Director, Blue Sprig Pediatrics
Norman, OK

Susan Carr, M.Ed., NCSP
Board Member, Autism Foundation of Oklahoma

Brittany Johnson
Founder/Creative Director, SuReel Media

Alissa Wernli
Administrative Assistant, RBT, Oklahoma Autism Center
Edmond, OK

Join the Committee!

Programs Committee

Ed Long, Chair
Vice President, MetaFund
Piedmont, OK

Sarah Ashmore
Deputy Director, Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development
Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah Baker
Owner & SLP, Baker Speech Clinic
Program Director & Professor of Speech Language pathology Assistant Program, Oklahoma City Community College
Tuttle, OK

Nicholas Barton
Executive Director, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
Oklahoma City, OK

Paula Brown
Director, Head Start Collaboration Office
Stillwater, OK

Matthew DeCicco
Autism Parent
Lawton, OK

Tonya Garman
Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Staff Interpreter RID CI/CT, Oklahoma United We Ride Council
Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Oklahoma City, OK

Dr. Crystal Hernandez, PsyD, MBA, DEI Officer
Executive Director, Oklahoma Forensic Center
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Vinita, OK

Stephanie Lippert
Community Services Manager, Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association
Oklahoma City, OK

Marquita (MJ) Majors
Social Worker, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Jones, OK

Debbie McClellan
Principal, Arrow Springs Early Childhood Center
Broken Arrow, OK

Tracy Meeuwsen
Program Director, Avedis Foundation
Shawnee, OK

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Liz Moore
Director of ABA Services, JD McCarty Center
Moore, OK

Christi Porter
Executive Director, Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Board
Woodward, OK

Traylor Rains
Deputy State Medicaid Director, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
Oklahoma City, OK

Debbie Schramm, Vice-Chair
President, Saxum
Edmond, OK

Alex Smith
Creative Director, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
Oklahoma City, OK

Amy Stapleton
School Psychology Graduate Student, East Central University
Ada, OK

Tom Taylor
Public Educator, Mid-Del Public Schools
Norman, OK

Kodey Toney
Executive Director, Pervasive Parenting Center
Poteau, OK

Lisa Turner
Executive Director, The Arc of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK

Jake Yunker
Director of Corporate Foundation Relations, Oklahoma State University Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK

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