About Us

For general information- contact us at gro.k1543221033oelcy1543221033cer@o1543221033fni1543221033.
OKRA, P. O. Box 521154, Tulsa, OK 74152-1154


Administrative Assistant to the Board
Ellen Bussert, Bixby, Oklahoma (Membership Committee Chair)


Tracy Horst, Choctaw Nation

Chris Feeney, KEG Curbside Recycling (Education Work Group Chair)

Sara Ivey, Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality (Nominations Committee Chair)

Robert Pickens, American Waste Control

Past President
Traci Phillips, Natural Evolution Electronics Recycling

Executive Committee Board Member
Ilda Hershey, OSU Sustainability Coordinator (Conference Planning Chair & Materials Exchange Champion)

Executive Committee Board Member
Michael Patton, Land Legacy


Kara Berst, Chickasaw Nation
Trudi Logan, Tinker Air Force Base (Newsletter Editor)
Jeanette Nance, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
Garmon Smith, Ada Recycling Coalition (Product Stewardship Work Group Chair)
Maureen Turner, City of Tulsa

ADVISORY COUNCIL (area of recycling interest or expertise) [2018 membership status]
Advisory Council members serve as volunteer consultants when inquiries arise in their specific field.

Melissa Adler-McKibben, Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality (electronics & pharmaceuticals)
Diana Askins, Tulsa Master Recyclers (volunteer training & management) [lapsed]
John Austin, Goodwill Industries (donations, Styrofoam & electronics recycling) [lapsed]
Trent Brewer, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (nonprofit orgs.) [lapsed]
Alex Burks, American Textile Recycling Services (textiles)
Wesley Dedmon, City of Edmond Recycling (curbside) [lapsed]
Joey Dunlap, Republic Services (hauling services)
David Griesel, OEMA – Oklahoma Env. Mgmt Authority (landfill diversion recycling) [lapsed]
Eric Hemphill, UCO Sustainability (university programs) [lapsed]
Bryce Hulsey, Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality (OK recycling vendors / markets)
Keima Kamara, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (rural development)
Chris Knight, City of Stillwater (convenience collection centers)
Melody Martin, OG&E Corp. Services (office recycling)
Julie Maher, Ardmore Beautification Council (beautification)
Kathy Moore, Oklahoma Composting Council (composting)
Trudy Nevland, City of Ada Recycling (recycling drop-off center/promotion & education)
Mike Reyes, Altus Air Force Base Pollution Prevention (community recycling education) [lapsed]
Fenton Rood, Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality (solid waste/recycling)
Scott Robertson, Premier Recycling (rural paper/cardboard)
Annie Smith, Horticulturalist (Compost Champion)
Amanda Marcott Thottunkal, Oklahoma Dept of Commerce (business recycling)
Dianne Wilkins, Oklahoma Dept. of Env. Quality, Pollution Prevention Manager (business/industry)
Larry Wright, Western Oklahoma (rural issues)

Open Volunteer Positions:  See our Get Involved webpage.


Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (in person and also by conference call)
Jan. 12
(OKC); Mar. 9 (OKC); May 11 (Tulsa); July 13 (Ada); Sept. 14 (Tulsa): Nov. 09 (OKC)


  • December 6, 2006 Board Meeting
  • September 26, 2006 Board Meeting
  • June 6, 2006 Board Meeting
  • Needs assessment (by workgroup developed at brainstorming meeting 11/30/05 before board was formed)