Board of Trustees

The Trustees are selected for having demonstrated a personal involvement in civic affairs and a high level of commitment and philanthropic leadership to our community. Other civic leaders will soon volunteer to serve on advisory committees that are being formed to guide specific areas of the Foundation’s work. The Board is responsible to the community for the overall management and growth of the Foundation, including its fiscal and investment policies, and the grants made from its funds.

Name Company
Alison Anthony Tulsa Area United Way, CEO
G. T. Bynum 1 City of Tulsa, Mayor
Jim Campos State Farm Insurance
Katherine G. Coyle Conner & Winters LLP, Partner
Erica Dorwart Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC
Shane Fernandez USA Freestyle, Chief Strategy Officer & President; USA BMX Foundation, Chairman
Becky Frank Schnake Turnbo Frank, Inc., Managing Partner, Chairman and CEO
Phil Frohlich Prescott Group Capital Management, LLC, Founder
Stephania Grober Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, President
Kevin Gross 3 Ardent Health Services, Regional President, Oklahoma
John Hale Hale Family Foundation
Aba Hammond 4 Techstars
Sarah Hansel Hall Estill, Shareholder
Rik Helmerich Helmerich Trust
Alana Hughes Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Director, Tulsa Grantmaking
Hannibal Johnson Author, Attorney & Consultant
Karen Keith 2 Tulsa County Commissioner, District 2
Tim Lyons TTCU Federal Credit Union, CEO
Joe McGraw McGraw Realtors, Founder
Sanjay D. Meshri Meshri Holdings
Steven Nell BOK Financial Corp., EVP & CFO
Pierce Norton ONEOK, Inc., President and CEO
Ray Owens Metropolitan Baptist Church, Pastor
Brenda Pipestem Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Supreme Court, Attorney & Associate Judge
Rebecca Richards Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation
Bailey Siegfried The Nordam Group, Inc., VP Culture, Communication & Corporate Responsibility
Peggy Simmons Public Service Company of Oklahoma, President and COO
Stuart Sullivan QuikTrip, VP & CFO
Rose Washington Tulsa Economic Development Corp., CEO
Lane Wilson Williams Companies, SVP and General Counsel


1 Ex-officio Trustee as Mayor of Tulsa.
2 Ex-officio Trustee as Chairperson of Tulsa Area United Way
3 Ex-officio Trustee as Chairperson of Tulsa Regional Chamber.
4 Ex-officio Trustee as Chairperson of TYPros.