Board Directory

Patrick Alexander ( View Bio)
Director of Plannned Giving The Childrens Center

Patrick Alexander

Patrick is an award-winning non-profit executive with more than 25 years of demonstrated experience in organizational management, fund-raising, marketing, strategic planning, budgeting, and staff and volunteer motivation.  He most recently has served as director of planned giving for the Children’s Center.  In prior assignments he has served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Zoological Society, Allied Arts Foundation and Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra.  Patrick holds a BA degree from George Mason University and an MLA from Oklahoma City University.

Ray Bitsche, Jr., ( View Bio)
CEO
Sunbeam Family Services (ret)

Ray Bitsche, Jr.,

Ray is a native Oklahoman from Lawton and a thirty-one year resident of OKC.  He retired as a juvenile justice administrator following a 24 year career in 1999 and was soon thereafter named the CEO of Sunbeam Family Services where he served for 15 years. He is now semi-retired with a consulting practice.  Ray has been an active community volunteer since coming to OKC; serving on the Boards of numerous non-profits and Church of the Servant.  He was Co-Chair, 2011 OKC Festival of the Arts and served several years as a member of the Capacity Building Grant Review Committee at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and is currently the Chair of the City of OKC, Community Development Advisory Committee.

Gale Bollinger ( View Bio)
Community Volunteer, former bookstore owner

Gale Bollinger

Gale Bollinger, current chair of ESCCO, draws from a lifetime of unique projects and experiences in retail, consulting and the arts to help non-profits focus on their strengths and build their organizations.  She believes in developing short, specific goals to turn organizations around.  Her strengths lie in board development, funding, and staffing. Some of Gale’s ESCCO projects include helping the Christmas Connection, Oklahoma City Boathouse, Shakespeare in the Park and Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.

Robert Dolan ( View Bio)
Senior VP
Fleming Companies (ret)

Robert Dolan

Bob Dolan has made a significant impact on the non-profit community in central Oklahoma. He has served on more than 10 non-profit boards and more than 25 various non-profit committees. He has been a project leader on at least 11 ESCCO projects. He shares 32 years of business experience from his positions as management consultant for Deloitte &Touche, and as a senior officer at the Fleming Companies where he was responsible for the Information Technology, Risk Management, Retail Services and International Business groups.  He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master of science degree in management sciences.

Joseph Fleckinger ( View Bio)
CIO, State of Oklahoma, former partner
Deloitte & Touche (ret)

Joseph Fleckinger

Joe Fleckinger is well-versed in financial management and analysis, budgeting, accounting, preparation of financial documents in the government and private sector and managing information technology. Joe was Deputy Director of Information Technology for the Office of State Finance. Prior to that, he was an executive with Fleming Companies and was a partner with Deloitte & Touche. His civic involvement includes serving as past chairman of the Allied Arts Foundation, Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma, Junior Achievement and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tulane University.

William Fuge ( View Bio)
Marketing Manager with international experience in acquisitions (ret)

William Fuge

Bill Fuge received his master’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and spent his career in marketing management. Bill has traveled extensively in the Far East, primarily in Japan, China and India. He was also involved in the sale and acquisition of his last employer four times to private equity firms. Bill enjoys problem-solving and looking for and implementing more effective methods and procedures. He enjoys working with people and providing recommendations to help improve their work environment and job skills.

Dina "Dinky" Hammam ( View Bio)
Community Volunteer

Dina "Dinky" Hammam

Dina "Dinky" Hammam is a dedicated and energetic volunteer and advocate for the Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Community.  Initially, her background was in banking and finance. Dinky graduated from Tufts University with an honors B.A. in Political Science and French. Born in Lebanon and living in several countries over her lifetime, Dinky suffers from wanderlust and curiosity. She recently completed an Applied Sociology Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at Oklahoma City University.

George Johnson ( View Bio)
President
GB Johnson, Inc.

George Johnson

George Earl Johnson Jr. is an accomplished author and nationally recognized speaker. His professional career spanned 44 years in government including service as communications director for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. He has been behind the scenes of almost every crisis communications situation in Oklahoma since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Today, Johnson heads G.B. Johnson, Inc., a leadership communications company. He is an active volunteer, Bible study leader and mentor to youth, young adults and executives. Johnson has degrees, with honors in journalism, mass communications and public relations; with minors in human relations, the sciences and business. He is also a graduate member of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXVI.

Andrew Lasser ( View Bio)
Executive Vice President
Avanza Healthcare Strategies

Andrew Lasser

Andrew Lasser is President and CEO of The Lasser Group. Dr. Lasser’s rich healthcare experience includes various leadership posts, notably executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of academic medical center hospitals, Children’s Hospitals, community hospitals, rural hospitals and a religiously affiliated hospital.

Since 1998, Dr. Lasser has been consulting in the areas of strategic thinking in healthcare operations, project feasibility, organizational structure and hospital-physician collaborations. He is also a skilled group-process facilitator.

Dr. Lasser is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is frequent speaker at healthcare meetings and is the author of several articles and publications. He has served on the editorial boards of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Journal of Healthcare Management and the Journal of Rural Health.

Dr. Lasser holds a doctorate in Public Health and a master’s degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Patrick Raglow ( View Bio)
Executive Director
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Patrick Raglow

Patrick currently serves as the Executive Director of Catholic Charities, a $5 million annual social service charity serving Central and Western Oklahoma. Prior to his work with Catholic Charities, he was a U.S. Air Force officer and combat veteran retiring as a Colonel with command of an operations group at Nellis Air Force Base. During his various assignments, he visited more than 23 countires.

Robert Spinks
Professor
Oklahoma City University

Robert Spinks
Lonny Towell ( View Bio)
Vice President Supply Chain Mgmt and former Vice President Acquisitions
Kerr-McGee Corp. (ret)

Lonny Towell

Lonny Towell earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University in 1965. His education and talent was applied for almost 30 years at Kerr-McGee Corp., where he served as vice president of supply chain initiative, vice president of acquisitions, vice president of natural gas marketing and vice president of engineering (Oil & Gas).  He represented Kerr-McGee on technical and operational committees of the Natural Gas Supply Association and the National Petroleum Council.

Frank Turner ( View Bio)
Founder/President
Turmanage Executive, Inc.

Frank Turner

Frank Turner, founder/president of Turmanage Executive, is a successful business consultant, entrepreneur and public speaker and has over 15 years experience in business start-ups, acquisitions and management. As a consultant, Frank has the ability to understand the needs of a diverse clientele. He has a special talent to build resources that ensures a positive outcome. Frank has a tremendous passion for relationships and service. He is motivated by leadership and community investment and serves on numerous nonprofit board, most in leadership positions. His interests include traveling, golf, art shows, car activities and spending time with the special people in his life.

Larry Wagner ( View Bio)
Senior VIce President, Human Resources
BOK Financial (ret)

Larry Wagner

Larry Wagner was Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for  BOK Financial (a $25 billion regional financial services holding company) for the last 13 years. His primary mission was the design and delivery of Human Capital Strategies that focused on results that strengthened employee performance and satisfaction.  Prior to BOK, Larry spent 22 years with Fleming Companies, in the area of Human Resources.  His community involvement while  in Oklahoma City included Rotary Club 29, United Way, OKC Beautiful, and the American Red Cross.