WHO WE ARE
Board of Directors
Liz Kollaja - Treasurer and Strategic Development and Data Coordinator
Liz Kollaja manages the curriculum for the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her Bachelors in Administrative Leadership and her Masters in Human Relations with an focus on counseling and social justice from the University of Oklahoma. Liz has volunteered with Poetic Justice since 2016. She wholeheartedly believes that everyone’s story deserves to be heard, and that through writing and telling one’s story, healing can begin.
Karen Workun - Secretary and Anthology Coordinator
Karen Workun is a high school English teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in English Education from the University of Oklahoma and is a National Board Certified teacher. She has volunteered with Poetic Justice since 2016. Through this work, she has seen Maya Angelou’s “Human Family” manifest and fervently believes that “we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike”.
Hanna Al-Jibouri - President and Volunteer Coordinator
Hanna Al-Jibouri is an elementary school teacher and reading specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She got her Bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and her Masters Degree from Oklahoma State University. She has been volunteering with Poetic Justice since 2014. She believes that the power of writing is life saving.
Maggie Lepine - Vice-President and Curriculum Coordinator
Maggie Lepine is a Montessori teacher at a public elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Urban Education from The University of Tulsa. She has been volunteering with Poetic Justice in 2014. She has seen the change that takes place in communities when individual members come together to read, write, and share their stories.
Kate Forest - Board Member
Kate Forest is a J.D. candidate at the University of Tulsa. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from Northeastern State University. She believes in honoring the dignity of every person and rejoices in any space in which women feel free to share their stories.
Ellen Stackable is one of the founders of Poetic Justice. She has taught English at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences since 2001. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nebraska and did graduate work in Liberal Studies with the University of Oklahoma. She believes that when the voiceless one finds her voice, she finds hope and the power to change.
Board of Advisors
Claire Collins and Ellen Stackable co-founded Poetic Justice in 2014.
Our team also includes: