Officers and Board Members


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

Executive Committee

Sara Ivey, Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality

Maureen Turner, City of Tulsa

Stephanie Giacomo, City of McAlester

Robert Pickens, American Waste Control

Past President
Tracy Horst, Choctaw Nation

Ilda Hershey, OSU Sustainability Coordinator

Board Members

Kara Berst, Chickasaw Nation
Chris Feeney, KEG Curbside Recycling (Education Work Group Chair)
Crystal Bennett, Republic Services
Keima Kamara, Oklahoma Coop. Extension Service (rural development)
Trudi Logan, Tinker Air Force Base (Newsletter Editor)
Jeanette Nance, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
Michael Patton, Land Legacy
Garmon Smith, Ada Recycling Coalition (Product Stewardship Champion)



Advisory Council

(area of recycling interest or expertise)
Advisory Council members serve as volunteer consultants when inquiries arise in their specific field.

Diana Askins, Tulsa Master Recyclers (volunteer training & management)
Trent Brewer, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (nonprofit orgs.)
Alex Burks, American Textile Recycling Services (textiles)
Wesley Dedmon, City of Edmond Recycling (curbside)
Joey Dunlap, Republic Services (hauling services)
David Griesel, OEMA - Oklahoma Env. Mgmt Authority (landfill diversion)
Eric Hemphill, UCO Sustainability (university programs)
Bryce Hulsey, OK Dept. of Env. Quality (OK recycling vendors / markets)
Chris Knight, City of Stillwater (convenience collection centers)
Melody Martin, OG&E Corp. Services (office recycling)
Julie Maher, Ardmore Beautification Council (beautification)
Trudy Nevland, City of Ada Recycling (drop-off center/promotion & educ.)
Mike Reyes, Altus Air Force Base Pollution Prev. (community recycling educ.)
Fenton Rood, OK Dept. of Environmental Quality (solid waste/recycling)
Dianne Wilkins, OK Dept. of Env. Quality, Pollution Prev. (business/industry)
Larry Wright, Western Oklahoma (rural issues)