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Our Team


Directors, Leaders, Members, Partners, and Friends

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Our Team


Directors, Leaders, Members, Partners, and Friends

Food and Shelter Staff


THE AMAZING STAFF OF FOOD AND SHELTER

April Heiple, Executive Director 

Natalie Gardner, Assistant Director

Laura Birkett-Fielder, Director of Financial Operations

Xochit Thompson, Office and Properties Manager

Sunny Hill, Food Services Manager

Celeste Smith-Warah, Housing Case Manager

Lisa Lewis, Emergency Services Case Manager

Angela Corbitt, Housing Case Manager

Christy Blair, Housing Case Manager 

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Board of Directors


2016 LEADERSHIP

President, Bill Hughes
Vice President, DJ Nuzum
 

Treasurer, Bob Hamm
Secretary, Cheryl Hollingsworth
Past-President, Mark Braley

Our board of directors serves a vital role in enabling and providing resources for Food and Shelter’s mission. Responsibilities of the organization’s board of directions include:

  1. Determination of the organization’s mission and purpose.
  2. Selection of a chief executive.
  3. Providing proper financial oversight.
  4. Ensuring adequate resources.
  5. Ensuring legal and ethical integrity and maintaining accountability.
  6. Ensuring effective organizational planning
  7. Recruiting and orienting new board members and assessing board performance.
  8. Enhancing the organization’s public standing
  9. Supporting the chief executive and assessing his or her performance.

 

MEMBERS AT LARGE

  • Jan Astani
  • Kimberly Brantley
  • Adam Clinton
  • Ed Marek
  • Tish Marek
  • Gretchen Nicholson
  • Jack O'Hare
  • Jamie Shattuck
  • Rev. Hugh Wilson

Emeritus Members

  • Mark Adair
  • Zena Amer
  • Casey Allen
  • Waylond "Wake" Bowser
  • Kendall Cartmell
  • Mary Kay Hapke
  • Angela Holladay
  • Chris Huston
  • Harriett Leigh Kemp
  • Jim Jinkins
  • Marilyn McCullough
  • Leketa Marty
  • Rosamond Miller
  • Clifton Naifeh
  • David Nordyke
  • Kathryn Selmon
  • Shirley Snider
  • Hank Strategier
  • Mary Louise Symcox
  • Lori Thrower
  • John Waller
  • Susan Whiteneck
 

Our Partners and Friends in the Community 


 

Major Funders include but aren’t limited to:

United Way of Norman 

The City of Norman

 
 

Partner Agencies Include:

Bridges

Catholic Charities

Sanctuary for Women

Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health

Cleveland County Continuum of Care

Norman Housing Authority

Norman Addiction and Information Center

OKDHS

Progressive Independence

Salvation Army

Thunderbird Clubhouse

Variety Care

Women’s Resource Center

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This Is Us!


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This Is Us!


This is us as told by our residents, guests, staff and volunteers.