Board Of Directors

Kevin ArmstrongKevin Armstrong

He is founder and executive director of OKJ2. (See bio on separate file)

 


Rhonda BearRhonda Bear

She is a former prisoner who now works full time as program manager for Stand In the Gap, a nonprofit organization that helps women transitioning out of prison. She teaches classes in Oklahoma jails and prisons and operates four transitional houses for women leaving prison in Oklahoma. She also operates a coffee shop that offers employment to ex-prisoners as a way of helping them transition back into society. She is completing her undergraduate degree in social work at Northeastern State University.

 


Jason CollingtonJason Collington

He is web editor of the Tulsa World, the major metropolitan newspaper serving Tulsa. Collington also teaches media classes at the Tulsa campus of Oklahoma State University’s School of Media and Strategic Communications. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from OSU and previously worked for the Associated Press in Oklahoma City. He is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, a program that invests in community leaders who agree to serve on the board of local nonprofit organizations. Collington is vice president of the OKJ2 board.

 


Cristi FreudenrichCristi Freudenrich

She is an assistant professor in the media department at Oral Roberts University, specializing in advertising and public relations. Before joining the ORU faculty more than a decade ago, Freudenrich owned and operated her own advertising agency in Oklahoma City, handling such clients as 7-Eleven stores in the metro area. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University and is involved in various community activities, including Girl Scouts, high school coaching, civic league and church. Freudenrich is secretary of the OKJ2 board.

 


Brad GuidryBrad Guidry

He is executive vice president of Unit Corp., an oil and natural gas exploration company in Tulsa. Guidry has worked in the industry for more than three decades. He holds a degree in geology from Louisiana State University and specializes in finances. He also is active in community groups, including working with troubled children. Guidry is treasurer of the OKJ2 board.

 


Amanda ThrashAmanda Thrash

She is a practicing attorney in all aspects of commercial and civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level with a focus in First Amendment and Media Law.  Thrash works at the law firm Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Law for the Oklahoma State University School of Media & Strategic Communications at OSU-Tulsa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from OSU and a law degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. Thrash is president of the OKJ2 board.