BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brent Wheelbarger

Trifecta Communications

   Brent Wheelbarger
   President
  Trifecta Communications

Davonna Milam

Great Plains Bank

   Davonna Milam
   Vice-President
   Great Plains Bank

Maria Martinez

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

A native of South America, Maria Martinez shares her talents and vast knowledge of Latino culture serving as a Latino Outreach Specialist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Maria represents the brand making meaningful connections and business opportunities in Oklahoma City. She is involved in many volunteer projects with different non-profit organizations like the Health Alliance for the Uninsured, Possibilities Inc., La Luz and LCDA. Maria also serves as Ambassador for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is excited to continue to learn more about serving others.

   Maria Martinez
   Secretary
   BCBS of Oklahoma

Brent Colgan

Armstrong Bank

   Brent Colgan
   Treasurer
   Armstrong Bank

Larry Hopper

Community Volunteer

   Larry Hopper
   Community Volunteer

Rose Lane

OKC Friday

Lane began her tenure at OKC FRIDAY, 13 years ago, when she joined the staff as News Editor. She was promoted to General Manager when Gordorn Walker purchased Night Owl Publications and left the position. In 2015 she was promoted to Editor and has served in that role ever since. Prior to that, she had a 15-year career with Lake Media, based in Camdenton, Mo., where she served in many positions, including Associate Editor of a daily newspaper, Editor of two different weekly newspapers and Sales Executive. Lane’s husband then took a job in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame selected Lane as an inductee in April of 2015. Lane has covered city governments, the schools, non-profits and the social scene, since coming to work at OKC FRIDAY. Lane is married to Bob Lane. They have two children. Bobby is married and lives in Lacey, Wash. Her daughter Carrie is a graduate of John Brown University.

  Rose Lane
  OKC Friday

Marty Postic

Postic & Bates, A Professional Corporation

Martin Postic, Jr., graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 1980 and entered private practice in Moore, Oklahoma in October 1980. In January 1982, Marty incorporated his practice as Martin Postic, Jr., A Professional Corporation, continuing a general practice of law in Moore focusing on estate planning, real estate, and probate law. Due to the need for more office space, Marty broke ground on the Shadowlake Law Center in south Oklahoma City in September 1982.

After construction was completed, the current law office was officially opened on June 1, 1983. In order to make better use of the office space, major remodeling was performed in 1985, which resulted in a new reception area, more attorney/client privacy, and a larger work room to accommodate computer equipment and additional filing space. In April 1987, Julie E. Bates, Marty’s wife, joined the practice and the firm name was changed to Postic & Bates, A Professional Corporation. Marty and Julie’s son David Postic joined the practice in September 2016.

   Marty Postic
   Postic & Bates

Traci Tabyanan

American Fidelity Assurance Company

   Traci Tabyanan
   American Fidelity

Larry Watts

American Fidelity Assurance Company

   Larry Watts
   American Fidelity

Trever Welch

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

   Trever Welch
   Kratos Defense

ADVISORY BOARD

 Carol Blackwood
 Community Volunteer

   Annette Ellis
   Oklahoma Natural Gas

   Lucy Fritts
   Community Volunteer

  Janis Hodges
  BancFirst

  Linda Lambert
  Enertree

Ed Pulido
Folds of Honor Foundation

 Pat Schonwald
 Community Volunteer

Ted Streuli
Oklahoma Watch

STAFF

Byron Jackson

Executive Director

Over the past 30 years, Byron Jackson has created an impressive track record of community training on many subjects, including cultural diversity and team building. These experiences have led him to develop a “special sauce” of experiential learning, humor, music, and fun that creates a safe environment where people can deal with their differences and share who they truly are. His skills in working within diverse groups, along with his extensive community contacts, his humor, and his odd assortment of clothing, have touched the lives of many around the world.

Byron holds a degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, Byron worked as a family and adolescent counselor at the Norman Alcohol Information Center and also served as youth director at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman. He has trained in group process with Virginia Satir (People Making), Don Lowery (True Colors), and many other innovators of group work. He joined Possibilities, Inc., twenty years ago as a Training and Facilitation Specialist, and was named Executive Director in April 2019.

Byron’s goal for the mission work of Possibilities is always the same - to create safe environments where people can find their own voices. Byron believes humans are social beings, meaning we work best in interaction with one another. His mission with Possibilities is to help humans connect and work toward common goals. A recent focus has become helping people talk about issues of race and injustice in safe spaces to help them move from oppression and anger to healing, harmony, and creating new paths for the future.

    Byron Jackson
    Executive
    Director

Kelly Johnson

Associate Director

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.

   Kelly Johnson
   Associate
   Director

Adrian Anderson

Alumni & Outreach Coordinator

   Adrian Anderson
   Alumni & Outreach
Coordinator

Jazmin Bryan

Podcast Producer

A musician at heart, she graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Oklahoma City, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business Management with a focus on organizational leadership and sound design. With over a decade focused on artist and event support, she is now aiming to bring communities together through education, advocacy, and a reunion of spiritual/healing practices through the arts. In her free time, Jaz enjoys playing tabletop games, baking sweets, and experimenting with new music projects that she creates with her friends around the world.

   Jazmin Bryan
   Podcast Producer

Laurin Keller

Administrative Assistant

Laurin, better known as Peaches, is a recent Okie. She moved from Spokane Washington to be close to family. She is a nerd, Aunt, book worm, volunteer, people person, and lover of learning new things. She is excited to be a part of the Possibilities Team and to make Oklahoma her forever home.

   Laurin Keller
   Administrative
Assistant

Photography by For The Record by Paola G
Brand Manager Katelyn Post Creative