Director of Annual Giving
Oklahoma City University
Carrie Sauer loves working to expand opportunities in her hometown. She moved back to Oklahoma City in 2010 after nearly ten years away, during which time she attended Loyola University Chicago for a Bachelor's in Psychology, worked for Illinois Action for Children, and taught English and Business Communications in China. She can (and does) talk at length about all the wonderful changes that have happened in OKC and what a great place it is to live. Carrie completed her Master's degree in Nonprofit Leadership in 2013 and is Director of Annual Giving at Oklahoma City University. She helped to found the Oklahoma City chapter of YNPN and is a member of the OKC Midtown Rotary Club and the Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is also a Community Investment Volunteer for United Way of Central Oklahoma and a regular volunteer for local arts organizations. She and her husband Jesse are parents to a dog named Stormageddon and a baby named Lottie (both are adorable).
Emily Mapes Reed, Vice Chair & National Liaison
Director of Development
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma
Emily Reed graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in English Literary and Cultural Studies. Emily also became a Certified Nonprofit Professional by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance upon graduation. Emily then worked as the Development Coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Oklahoma County before accepting the position of Director of Alumni Outreach for the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. In September 2015, she was promoted to Director of Development for the College. Emily serves as a social media ambassador for the International Association of Fundraising Professionals, or #afpeep. She was named the Oklahoma Chapter of AFP’s first ever Outstanding Young Fundraising Professional in 2014 and now serves on their board as Vice-Chair of Philanthropy. She lives in Norman with her husband Terry and her dog Akira.
Yukon Public Schools
Erin Matejka graduated from the University of Oklahoma and credits her Nonprofit Organizational Studies minor with fueling her enthusiasm for the intersecting areas of nonprofits, education, and social services. Currently working in special education, she is passionate about finding connections to help reach all students. As a certified Group Exercise Instructor, Erin enjoys helping others reach their health and wellness goals through fitness. In her free time she volunteers with local organizations committed to strengthening the community, most recently including Dress for Success and Arts Council Oklahoma City. Originally from Tulsa, Erin loves exploring all her new city has to offer with her husband.
Kiera Underwood, Outreach Manager
Match Support Specialist
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kiera Underwood is passionate about personal development and helping others. Her love for people led her to study Communication, Nonprofit Organizational Studies and Anthropology at The University of Oklahoma. She interned at The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, worked at Full Circle Adult Day Center and was active in the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association at OU. She currently makes and monitors matches at Big Brothers Big Sisters as a match support specialist. Her free time is spent serving at The Drake, doing anything outside and reading about personal/professional development. She’s interested in expanding her nonprofit career through developing her experience with outreach, fundraising and management.
Community Outreach Specialist
Oklahoma Nutrition Information & Education Project
Jade Owen is the Community Outreach Specialist for the Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education (ONIE) Project. She received her Bachelor’s in Multidisciplinary Studies from OU and her Master’s in Public Health from the OUHSC College of Public Health. She is also Certified in Public Health and a Certified Health Education Specialist. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Jade is excited to have the opportunity to play an active role in improving the health and quality of life of Oklahoman’s through nutrition and physical activity education. She loves to spend time with her husband and friends, go hiking, play Dance Dance Revolution and take her three turtles, Pork Chop, Pickles, and Little Turtle, on walks.
Keeley White, Finance & Development Manager
Michelle Bui, Communications Manager
Charlie Ludden, Networking Committee Chair
Zack Travers, Professional Development Committee Chair
Many thanks to our past leadership!
Nicole Sukenis, Professional Development Committee Chair, 2015-2017
Jenny Brown Banner, Finance and Development Manager, 2015-2017
Clayton Ramick, Networking Committee Chair, 2017
Brandon Walker, Networking Committee Chair, 2016-2017
Megan Moran, Communications Manager, 2016-2017
Courtland Fisher, Membership Chair, 2015-2016
Nicole Glenn, Networking Committee Chair, 2013-2016
Emily Garman, Communications Manager, 2013-2016
Marian Cooper, Secretary, 2014-2016
Bevan Graybill, Professional Development Committee Chair, 2013-2015, and Board Governance Chair, 2015-2016
Kristin Holland, Board Governance Chair, 2013-2015
Lisa Funderburg, Finance and Development Manager, 2013-2015
Andrew Gray, Outreach Manager, 2014-2015
Thomaira Babbit, Outreach Manager, 2014
Karisa Rollins, Networking Committee Chair, 2013-2014
Libby Boyles, Secretary, 2013-2014
Wesley Haddox, Outreach Manager, 2013-2014
Michael Slack, Start-Up Committee
Ashley Dickson, Start-Up Committee
Barbie Smalley, Start-Up Committee
Jessi Riesenberg, Start-Up Committee