Lynn Staggs has served on the board of trustees for the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa since 2017 and currently is president. Previously, she served as vice president and chair of Madam President.
Lynn has lived in Tulsa for more than 30 years, but is a southern girl by birth. (Ask her about her cornbread recipe!) A volunteer at heart, Lynn has served on numerous boards in Tulsa and loves the giving nature of the city.
Andrea Pemberton is the Talent & Organizational Effectiveness Lead at Arrowhead Consulting. She is passionate about building community, engaging young talent, and elevating the voices of young professionals in Tulsa.
Karin works as a Pricing Manager for Verizon. She loves spreadsheets, charts and maps, and is passionate about voting in EVERY election. Originally from the Eastern US, with an MBA from NYU, she is now firmly planted in her adopted home town of Tulsa.
Serving as Treasurer is her sweet spot volunteer role where she can leverage her business background and talents to support LWVMT and the voters of Metropolitan Tulsa.
A Tulsan by choice, Emily has called our city home for nine years. For the past four years, she has worked as a Data Integrity Coordinator for Airgas. Additionally, she serves as a Precinct Inspector in Tulsa County Elections. Previously, she served as Interim General Manager and/or Sales Manager at multiple hotel and event venues in Tulsa, Kansas City, and Nebraska City, in which she planned and coordinated events for corporate clients and nuptial clients, hired staff and managed both permanent and temporary staff.
Emily’s passions include event planning, volunteer recruitment, and legislative outreach for multiple statewide political organizations. An impassioned voter registration advocate who enjoys tabling for the League of Women Voters at Tokyo in Tulsa, she also serves on the Leadership Team for Together Oklahoma’s Tulsa chapter as Membership Chair.
Emily holds degrees in Business Administration, Marketing and Management from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Emily and her husband enjoy walking along the Arkansas River, boardgaming at Shuffles Cafe in the Tulsa Art District, serving on the Fellowship Committee at College Hill Presbyterian Church, and taking their “lime squeeze”colored Ford Fiesta on road trips throughout the United States.
Emma Garrett-Nelson serves as the executive director of communications and strategy for Tulsa Public Schools, Oklahoma’s largest public school district. She has worked in the social services for 15+ years with a focus on both education and LGBTQ issues.
Emma is deeply committed to ensuring that every family in Tulsa has access to the educational experiences that best meet the needs of their child, and she is a relentless advocate for Tulsa teachers, school leaders, and support professionals.
Prior to moving to Tulsa in 2015, Emma served as the lead field organizer on the successful campaign to secure marriage equality in Rhode Island and served on several LGBTQ non-profit boards in the state. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Temple University and a master’s degree in administrative leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
Jenni Gray was born and raised in the Tulsa area. She joined the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa in Fall 2020, serving on the Programs and Voter Services committees, and now serves as a board member. Jenni also leads Tulsa’s Young Professionals’ 918 Vote initiative, focused on registering voters under 40 and increasing voter turnout in this younger demographic.
Jenni currently works as a copywriter for Cisive, and is a precinct official in our elections. In her spare time, she enjoys doing pilates and cuddling with Evey, the Italian Greyhound. Jenni holds a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Religious Studies from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
Kassie McClung is a market researcher at Gitwit in Tulsa. Previously, she worked at The Frontier for six years, where she focused on reproductive health issues, criminal justice, mental health and the coronavirus pandemic.
Kassie brings a deep understanding of legislative processes, state agencies, and important issues facing Oklahomans.
Lindsay White has worked in education since 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Tulsa Community College. She previously held positions at TCC as the Director of Project Management for Academic Affairs, Diversity Outreach Director, Director of Student and Community Engagement, and also served as the Residency Coordinator for the OBGYN program at OU-Tulsa.
Before working in higher education, she served in the Peace Corps in South America, taught English in Asia, and traveled to work both north and south, in Alaska and Antarctica.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from OSU, a Master’s in Organizational Dynamics with a project management emphasis and PhD in Organizational Change in Education, both from OU-Tulsa.
She is married to a fellow educator and has two wonderful children.
Anne is an Assistant Governor in District 6110 of Rotary International. She is a retiree of Delta Airlines, Inc. with 33 years of service in several capacities and cities.
Since her retirement, she refers to herself as a community volunteer. She is a member of the Community Advisory Board of The Tulsa World. She has served as President and Membership Chair of The Rotary Club of North Tulsa; Tulsa Chapter President and Area Chair of International Trends and Services for The Links, Incorporated; Board of Directors of Morton Health Services; and Board of Directors for The Metropolitan Tulsa League of Women Voters. She has volunteered with many organizations including Susan G. Komen, The League of Women Voters – North Tulsa Unit, Goodwill Industries, Kipp Tulsa College Preparatory School, Gilcrease Elementary, Reading Partners, Rotary, and The Community Garden at O’Brien Park.
Anne’s hobbies include reading, sudoku, and traveling. She is most passionate about her travels and work with her husband doing the many works of Rotary. She loves people and is proud of the many international students she has housed and friends they have made around the world. She uses her time and talent to impact her international community through service with her Rotary District 6110 and their partnership with the American Wheelchair Foundation. This group delivers thousands of wheelchairs to underserved individuals around the world annually. Anne says nothing compares to the life-changing gift of mobility and hope to families who have suffered confinement for years.
Married to her best friend and co-laborer, Wallace, for 48 years, they are the parents of two adult sons Alex (Tamara) and Steven and one grandson, Xander (the world’s greatest grandson). Wallace and Anne are members of Morning Star Baptist Church.
Personal motto is “Be an Example for Others to Follow”.
For more than twenty-seven years, Dr. Wilson has advanced equity through advocacy, servitude, and shared governance in the areas of higher education and non-profit. She believes equity is the foundation of a thriving institution that serve all regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, veteran status. She has a demonstrated track record of leadership and commitment to enriching the learning environment of all students.
A native Tulsan, Dr. Wilson is the Dean of Retention & Engagement. She provides leadership and coordination for New Student Orientation (NSO), Academic Advising and Student Testing Services. Moreover, she serves on the Student Success & Equity Leader Team. Prior to serving as Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Wilson was the Associate Dean for the School of Liberal Arts & Communication. Her primary focus was course and program learning outcome assessment that support learning effectiveness and student success. Acutely aware of the need to provide consistent and appropriate co-curricular opportunities, Dr. Wilson led initiatives design to enhance student persistence and degree completion. Before joining Tulsa Community College in 2017, Dr. Wilson served as a full-time faculty member at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, where she was nominated for the outstanding faculty excellence award in 2016. Moreover, Dr. Wilson served as an Executive Director TRIO program at Rogers State University.
Dr. Wilson’s passion for advocacy and raised awareness of the lived experiences of marginalize groups is demonstrable. Beyond her work in higher education, she extends her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through her work with street gangs, and vulnerable individuals living in low socioeconomic communities. Appointed to Gov. Brad Henry’s Statewide Gang Steering Committee, Dr. Wilson actively contributed to research, and administrative input to Oklahoma policy makers on gang response. Currently, Dr. Wilson serves as a New Leaf advisory board member, a non-profit organization that provides job training, life skills, and residential services for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Also, Dr. Wilson has been recently appointed to the Board of Trustee for the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa. Previously, she served on the following community organization boards; KIPP Tulsa, Reed Community Foundation and Aim High. For the past two years, she has served as a moderator, and facilitator for the John Hope Franklin Symposium. Lastly, she is often called on to volunteer and speak to area middle and high schooler students from Title I schools, offering strategies and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
As a first-generation, low-income student, Dr. Wilson is a proven example that a quality education is the “Great Equalizer”. She holds a PhD in sociology from Oklahoma State University and two master’s degrees, in human relations with an emphasis in counseling and sociology with an emphasis in criminology and social inequality from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, respectively.
She is married to Julian Wilson and have one child. She loves a great cup of coffee and a great murder mystery novel!
Tommy Yap is the Legislative and Policy Analyst for Metriarch, a women’s public health think tank. He has long been passionate about studying government and policy. With his passion, he works to make policy accessible through multimedia, writings, and presentations, providing easy-to-understand context for complex issues.
During his time at Cal Poly Pomona, he focused on studying state governance during both his B.A. in Political Science and Master of Public Administration. Later he moved to New York City, where he continued to educate on local and national policies. He arrived in Tulsa to a warm welcome in 2019. During the 2020 election year, he began and operated Tulsa Voter Van to provide free rides to polling locations. He has also served as a campaign organizer, an advocate for voter equity, and is also a member of the Little Blue House Board of Directors.