BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lucy Fritts, President

American Fidelity Assurance Company

Rick Johnson, Vice President

Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, P.C.

Jesse Wells, Secretary

Devon Energy

Annette Ellis, Treasurer

Oklahoma Natural Gas

Ed Cunliff

University of Central Oklahoma

Larry Hopper

EMBARK

Scott Kulczycki

BOK Financial

Dan Maloney

American Fidelity Assurance Company

Tena Slaughter

OG&E

Traci Tabyanan

American Fidelity Assurance Company

Mary Trivitt

American Fidelity Assurance Company

Brent Wheelbarger

Trifecta Communications

ADVISORY BOARD

Janis Hodges

BancFirst

Linda Lambert

LASSO Corp.

Ed Pulido

The Folds of Honor Foundation

Ted Streuli

The Journal Record

STAFF

Opal Cade

Community Development Specialist

Opal came to Possibilities by way of General Motors, serving as a volunteer at Possibilities for 2 years before being transferred out of state. After retirement, Opal returned to Possibilities to continue her service to the community. Opal has excellent communication skills and enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her joyful outlook and history of service to the community through her church makes Opal an excellent community worker. Her catering background also makes her very popular with Possibilities community partners.

Shannon Dennis

Executive Director

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and a Masters of Social Work: Administration and Community Planning degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is an experienced facilitator who has served as a consultant for the Center for Nonprofits and as a faculty member for the University of Phoenix. Her experience in grassroots community development combined with her skills for planning and developing systems for sustainability serve her vision for a well-connected and vibrant Oklahoma City.

Byron Jackson

Training & Facilitation Specialist

Byron came to Possibilities with a background in Social Work earning his degree at the University of Oklahoma. Byron has an impressive track record of presenting community training on cultural diversity, team building and many other topics. His skill in working with diverse groups along with his humor, unpredictable behavior, his odd assortment of clothing and extensive community contacts provides the Possibilities team with many assets.

Kelly Johnson

Community Development Specialist

Kelly started her relationship with Possibilities landing fresh from New York City as their next door neighbor in Mesta Park. After a few years getting to know the group and discovering how much the organization's mission and values aligned with her own, she joined the team. As a Community Development Specialist, she is able to draw from her background in marketing from her past life in New York working in the non-profit theater arena. Though she's from Houston originally, we don't hold it against her - she's an Okie, through and through. When she's not working with participants and helping make OKC a better place to be, she enjoys the antics of her two sweet kids and humorous husband.

Minnie Vickers

Community Development Specialist

Minnie Vickers came to Possibilities in 2002 from working as a purchasing agent at Seagate Technology. Before retiring, she represented Seagate at the Small Business Administration and Junior Achievement. Coming to Possibilities was a total game changer. Minnie is very talented at matching resources with those in need. Minnie is a person of unbending optimism and a work ethic of only doing an excellent job. Minnie’s community experience comes from working in the Oak Grove community and volunteering with Sidewalk Sunday School for over 10 years. Her love for working with people has developed from working with her large family in planning family reunions and trips.