Our Founder and Chairman

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Pastor Dr. Ray A. Owens

Founder and Chair of the Met Cares Foundation

In 2014, Pastor Owens convened a meeting of leaders throughout North Tulsa to discuss the undeniable systemic challenges facing our students of color and their families.  It was clear that something must change.  In response, Pastor Owens created the Met Cares Foundation - with the vision of building community power to change what is possible in education, economic development in North Tulsa by dismantling systems of oppression. 

Since it's creation, the Met Cares Foundation has opened the first partnership school in the state of Oklahoma, lead city-wide efforts for sweeping change and become a preeminent force in community organizing within the city of Tulsa. 

 

Our Board of Directors

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Pastor Dr. Ray A. Owens

Chairman

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Carl Bracy

Vice-Chairman

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Eleanor Payne

Secretary

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Paul Johnson

Treasurer

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Dr. Tiffany Crutcher

GLA Parent Representative

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Portia Hargrove

GLA Parent Representative

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David Ballard

Board Member

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Marcia Bruno-Todd

Board Member

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Andre' Fredieu

Board Member

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Jolie Fredieu

Board Member

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Quentin Liggins

Board Member

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Brandon Oldham

Board Member

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Ashley Philippsen

Board Member

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Kuma Roberts

Board member

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Patricia Samuels

Board Member

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Eunice Tarver

Board Member

 

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Meet Our Staff

 
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Jabar Shumate

Interim Executive Director

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Greg Robinson

Director of Family and Community Engagement

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Lisa Ruda

Project Manager

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Raynell Joseph

Manager, Family Organizing

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Nate Morris

Manager, Community Organizing