Monica C. Hardman is a retired Master Sergeant from the Oklahoma City Police Department. She retired from there after 23 years in 2011. She is a co-author of the book Fabulous New Life II along with 18 other beautiful, brave women. She is the mother of three adult children and she has two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys photographing birds, crafting, bible journaling, reading, listening to Jazz, and honing in on her purpose and enjoying life God's way. She also promotes positive and encouraging growth in one’s self and others, on Facebook (#MoniesMoments & #Seeding2018) and in person through speaking. She lives in Spencer, Oklahoma with her husband.
Dr. Glenn Lane
Glenn Lane is a board member at Heartland Rabbit Rescue and volunteers there for several hours daily (usually 5 or 6 days per week) and has done so for the past nine years. He also feeds a colony of feral cats two days per week. For the past two years he has conducted a small group dedicated to increasing racial literacy. He retired nine years ago from the behavioral health section of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority where he also served as the liaison for the Tribal Health Unit. Glenn retired five years ago from adjunct teaching at USAO. Since finishing grad school in the middle/late 1980s, he practiced psychotherapy, both privately and at various community mental health centers in Texas, Florida and Oklahoma as well as teaching as an adjunct professor at different colleges and universities in those same states. He attended classes at the University of Oklahoma, North Texas State University, Texas Women’s University, East Texas State University and Oklahoma City Community College. He holds an undergraduate degree and graduate degrees in psychology and a community college degree in computer science. Glenn lives with his wife, a cat, and two rabbits in Norman.
Jamar Rahming has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Black Studies and History from the University of Northern Colorado. He earned a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently pursing doctoral work in ethno-musicology. His research interests consist of chronicling and assessing the experiences of the participants of the Gospel-Blues music movement in the 1930's. Jamar serves as the Executive Director of the Wilmington Institute Library and Wilmington Library Foundation. He has 10 years public library administration experience in addition to a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute. His specialty in the industry is community engagement, digital inclusion, strategic planning, and urban librarianship. He divides his time between Wilmington, DE and Denver, CO.
Denise is a Public Health Advocate and Communications Professional. She comes from a large family with various dynamics in the group. The experiences and interactions from her loved ones and life have helped shape and develop an insatiable desire to support the residence of human relations. She has a Bachelors in Complementary and Alternative Health Education and Certificates in Massage Therapy and Global Health.
Director of Bridge the Gap Oklahoma, a statewide initiative to strengthen communities, remove barriers and stabilize low-income families. Curriculum developer of a 6-week course to introduce adults in poverty to the banking system, financial concepts, managing credit, budgeting and setting financial boundaries. Received DHS and Legislative commendations on statewide work to alleviate poverty. Advisory board member re programs for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Plenary speaker at the “Addressing the Challenges of Poverty” national conference regarding Oklahoma’s statewide initiative. Workshop presenter at both national and state conferences regarding generational poverty. Paralegal for 18 years with various law firms in Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and Oklahoma.
Cedric Currin-Moore graduated from Sterling College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Biology. While in college, Cedric played football, ran track and worked with children from the community. After graduation, he worked for 14 years as a professional educator; teaching, tutoring and coaching children of all ages. Cedric has worked in the Expanded Learning field for over ten years as a consultant, STEM Director, professional development trainer, and instructor. As the Urban League’s STEAM Director, Cedric is able to combine three of his passions: the STEM field, networking with new people and being an ambassador for youth. He has witnessed the positive impacts that afterschool programs can have on the social and academic lives of middle and high school students.
2019 Board Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 2019
3810 N Tulsa, OKC