Leadership

Officers:

Kathryn Gage, Chair, Edmond
Brad Clark – Vice-Chair, Oklahoma City
Joyce Clark – Secretary, Oklahoma City
Treasurer – Beverly Hoster, Tulsa

Commissioners:

Pamela Ballard, Tulsa
Laura W. Boyd, Ph.D, Norman
Kaye Kirk, Oklahoma City
Lynne Miller, Norman
Adrienne Nobles, Oklahoma City
Vivian O’Hara, Oklahoma City
Cara Wells, Tulsa
Superintendent Joy Hofmeister
Dr. Cindy Koss, Oklahoma City
Corporation Staff Representative: Daniel Dunlap, Regional Deputy Director

Staff

Melinda Points

Melinda Points

Executive Director

Melinda has been with the Commission since 1995. She served as the Director of AmeriCorps programs until moving into the role of Executive Director in 2014. Since 1995, she has watched Oklahoma AmeriCorps grow from two programs with forty members to eleven programs with 830 members. Prior to joining the Commission, Melinda worked for the investment banking firm of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. For the past 35 years she has been an active school, community and church volunteer.

Kyle Reed

Kyle Reed

Program Officer

Kyle is an AmeriCorps alumnus who served two years as a full-time AmeriCorps member mentoring students and managing volunteers in North Tulsa elementary schools. Prior to joining Oklahoma AmeriCorps, he was an Associate Executive Director with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City where he directed after school and summer programming. Kyle is passionate about social justice and his professional philosophy is to “work hard at work worth doing”. When he is not working Kyle enjoys playing ukulele and cooking for friends and family.

Anne Smith

Anne Smith

Program Development Director

Anne joined the Oklahoma Commission in the fall of 2015 and serves as the Senior Grants Officer.  She passionately believes in communities uniting together to help one another succeed.  Prior to AmeriCorps, her work and service to communities was through local churches in Michigan, Virginia and Oklahoma and includes mission work both locally and overseas.  Her background in ministry has well prepared her for AmeriCorps, where she enjoys developing leaders to strengthen their programs and expand their impact in their own communities.  Anne is most proud to be Mom to daughter Evie and believes with enough strong coffee, you can change the world!

Jamie LaVarnway

Office Manager