OUR BOARD MEMBERS

 

Dr. Boyd Shook, president
Dr. Boyd Shook Boyd Shook is a practicing physician in Oklahoma and a native Oklahoman. His specialty is Internal Medicine although he practiced Hematology and Oncology for 25 years. He has worked as a medical director for the Central Oklahoma Medical Group and as Chief of Ambulatory Care at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
With the help of many good people, Boyd established a free medical clinic in Epworth Methodist Church. That clinic now treats over 100 patients each Saturday morning with the support of the best group of volunteers in Oklahoma. Since the inception of this clinic in 1995, we have treated over 10,000 patients.
Boyd also leads brigades of medical workers to Nicaragua each year. On a typical trip about 2000 people receive the medicines that the brigade hauls down. The groups go to remote areas where health care is scarce and medications lacking or expensive. Working in this foundation has now become the central goal he pursues.
Kathy McCallie, secretary
Kathy McCallie Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie currently serves as senior pastor of Church of the Open Arms. Kathy was ordained in 1986 and has served many congregations. In addition to her Masters of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Kathy earned a Masters in Philosophy and taught Philosophy as a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma State University. She completed her PhD at Oklahoma University in Political Science in 2006, and taught as a graduate assistant in that department in 1998-99. Her special interest is in international relations and economic justice. Kathy has served as the chair of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Clergy Coalition for Human Rights. Her favorite volunteer work has been with the Peace House and RAIN, Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. She was a member of the first RAIN team in Oklahoma. She has led both medical and construction mission teams to Central America each of the past seven years, working particularly in Nicaragua. Kathy is a proud mother of three children and an avid gardener. She enjoys reading feminist novels and listening to Mozart.
Eursey Lenoir, treasurer
Eursey LenoirI am Eursey Franklin Lenoir. I was born in a small town in North East Texas but haven't lived there in quite a number of years. I have been doing mission trips since 1992. I did my first international trip to Nicaragua in 1994. Since then, I have traveled to Guatemala, Honduras, South Africa, India, Belize, and Australia. I have also been on pleasure trips to Canada, Mexico, and various states here in the U.S. I guess my hobby is traveling. I am a mother of two sons who are grown so i am free to travel and reach out to other people. I love to visit other cultures. I attend Epworth United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City and I also love it.
Teresa rendon
Teresa Rendon Teresa Rendon has been  the Farmworker Attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. for the past 15 years.  She is also an adjunct faculty at the Peace and Justice Studies Department of Oklahoma City University where she has taught every semester for the past 10 years.  Ms. Rendon currently serves as Commissioner on the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission and has been an active advocate for bilingual education, migrant education, workers' rights and immigrant rights.  Her degrees include a BA in Spanish and English with a minor in French from University of Central Oklahoma, an MAT in secondary education with an emphasis of bilingual education from Oklahoma City University, an MBA in marketing from OCU and JD from OCU College of Law.  She is beginning her dissertation for her Ph D in Educational Studies from OU.
Nathaniel Batchelder
Nathaniel BatchelderBatch is head of the Oklahoma City Peace House. He is a Vietnam veteran who has come to realize that war is not the best way to address issues of disparity and world problems. He writes often in Op-Ed pages about issues of social justice and discrimination. He loves to sail and can be found at times in the middle of Lake Hefner picking up breezes as he whirls about the water. He also sings in the choir of The Church Of Open Arms and is a bulwark of reason in any discussion about social issues.
Saundra Delgado
Saundra DelgadoI am a native of Oklahoma City, although I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Frankfurt, Germany and Kyoto, Japan. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Social Sciences and received a Master's in Education from Oklahoma City University. Over the last 47 years I have had a varied and interesting work history, beginning as a caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare, then for CETA under the City of Oklahoma City, then a Social Worker for St. Joseph's Childrens Home, under Catholic Charities and retired after 28 years as an administrator for Oklahoma City Public Schools. I have always been interested in promoting education, and helping those less fortunate. Currently I support the efforts of the Manos Juntas Foundation's at the Epworth Clinic and in Nicaragua, scholarship and medical missions.
Mario Delgado
Mario DelgadoI graduated from the National Autonomous University of Managua (UNAN-MANAGUA) Nicaragua in the field of economics. I have a post-graduate degree of Business Administration from the Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE) in Nicaragua. After graduation, I worked for the Nicaraguan government for 20 years in the sectors of Telecommunication, Agriculture and Foereign Affairs. I have lived in Oklahoma City for the last 14 years. I recently became a citizen of the United States. I have worked for the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 11 years as a bilingual math teacher at Roosevelt Middle School.
Jennifer Pham
Jennifer PhamJennifer has recently joined us after graduating from Pharmacy school and joining the CVS work force. She has volunteered for the Manos Juntas Free Clinic for many years and has always been helpful with inventories and assuring that our pharmaceuticals have always been within date and dispensed appropriately. She not only brings her expertise to our board, but also brings her husband, Dat Pham, and her family of dedicated sisters. She loves to fish and play tennis with her family and friends.
Lee Smith
Lee SmithI am Lee Smith, owner of P.c.u.p. (Professionals in Corporate Urinalysis Protection) an Oklahoma City based drug testing company, since 1998.  I have a B.A. from Oakland University. I am a certified collector/trainer and serve as a committee member for DATIA (the Drug and Alcohol Testing Association). I am the mother of one very creative son, Nol.  I have served as president of my neighborhood association.  I’ve been a member of Mayflower Congregational  UCC for  15 years, and  have participated in Mobile Meals for the last ten.  My passions in life are simple “ to help where I can". I truly be believe in the mission of  Manos Juntas.
Deborah Ingraham
Deborah IngrahamI was born in Gary, Indiana. I have degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington; Master of Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis; and Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA. I taught high school English for over sixteen years. My passion was working with under-represented, at-risk students. I also served as a social worker in inner-city Chicago with the Illinois Department of Public Aid for five years. I am an ordained elder with the United Methodist Church and I am currently appointed as the pastor to Epworth United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

 

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