WHO WE ARE
Board of Directors
Liz Kollaja - Board Member
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
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 - Board Member
Maggie Lepine is a elementary public school teacher in Grove, 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 - Vice-President
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.
Terri Lowell - Board Member
Cyndi Lamb - Interim Treasurer
Cyndi Lamb currently spends her time volunteering for the causes she loves - particularly Poetic Justice and The Apprentice Series (a discipleship program in her local congregation). Cyndi has found the perfect intersection in Poetic Justice for her Bachelors in Communication/Creative Writing and her Masters in Counseling. Since the day she first stepped inside a Poetic Justice classroom, Cyndi has observed something sacred take place when women are seen, heard, and accepted.
Poetic Justice Staff
Ellen Stackable - Executive Director, Co-Founder
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.
Alyssa Doty - Director of Development and Finances
Board of Advisors
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