Our working board of directors is committed to driving The Lemon-Aid Project forward to achieve its full potential.
For nearly 20 years, Devon Chatley has been a Digital Commerce leader for Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch.
Since relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma from New York City in 2021, she’s quickly integrated into the community and serves on the Philbrook Museum’s Board of Trustees.
Devon lives in Tulsa with her husband and two young children (who are clearly big fans of LemonAid)!
Katie Eller Murray
Katie Eller Murray is the founder and principal of ROAM Communications, a boutique public relations consulting firm. Prior to founding ROAM in 2013, Katie worked in communications at Google and Fleishman-Hillard International Communications.
As a result of her work with Lemon-Aid, Katie received the National Caring Institute Award and the inaugural Prudential Spirit of Community Award, and in 2016, she became the first recipient of the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless' Heart of Henry Youth Philanthropy Award, now known as the Katie Eller Youth Philanthropy Award. She currently serves on the boards of Riverfield Country Day School and AWC-Tulsa, and previously served on the boards of America's Charities and the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. Katie is part of Leadership Tulsa Class 68.
Katie graduated summa cum laude from Emory University, where she became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity and rowed on the varsity crew team.
Katie returned to her hometown in 2020 with her husband, two daughters, son, and four Boston Terriers.
We are grateful to have a wide variety of official and more casual advisors to help support our initiatives
on local, regional and national levels.
on local, regional and national levels.
Kristin Ferguson is AMAZING. Full bio coming soon.
Shawn Friel is a graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, having majored in finance, and he received an M.B.A. from Duke University. He is interested in how companies tick and figuring out which questions need asking.
Shawn has worked within a variety of disciplines across several verticals including consulting, direct-to-consumer, software-as-a-service, and retail. As a fitness enthusiast, Shawn enjoys exercising and outdoor adventures with his family.
He has been married to his wife, Marcia, for 22 years, together raising six children.
Angie Halamandaris is a leadership and life coach who draws on more than 30 years of leadership and management experience working internally in the nonprofit and healthcare fields. Her experience in working with Fortune 500 companies in supporting their community and philanthropic strategies have made a difference in the lives of thousands throughout the country.
She is the founder of Juniper Group, a leadership and life coaching practice. She previously co-founded and served as president of The Heart of America Foundation and was instrumental in helping develop Give Kids the World Village, a 75-acre resort for terminally ill children, helping raise more than $10 million for that effort.
She has also served as an advisor to The Caring Institute, The Frederick Douglass Museum, The Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, the National Capital Area Foundation of the March of Dimes, the DCPC Library Task Force, and the Weinberg Foundation Library Project.
Julia hobbs Kivistik
Julia Hobbs Kivistik is the national director of corporate and cause partnerships at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She previously was a founding partner of Human Truth Marketing and has a diverse background in nonprofit leadership, strategy, fundraising, cause branding, shopping marketing and consumer behavior and insights.
Julia's career, which includes leading strategic corporate partnerships and employee engagement at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, cause branding at Cone Communications, strategy, account service and shopper insight at Saatchi & Saatchi, and pioneering cause marketing at Give Kids the World, has been a 25 year journey to develop mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with retailers, consumer brands and nonprofit organizations.
Julia has served on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits, including Give Kids the World, the Executive Board of America's Charities and the Harvard Women's Leadership Board.
Bryce is Managing Director of Talent Acquisition Group, a consultancy that helps organizations acquire the very best talent.
Over the course of his career, Bryce has helped leading consumer brands like Disney, Red Bull, and JCPenney build or refine their talent acquisition capabilities. His responsibilities encompassed the “full talent acquisition stack” - executive search, professional recruitment, high volume recruitment, campus recruitment, contingent workforce solutions, branding, talent acquisition technology, and talent acquisition training & development.
In addition to in-house talent acquisition leadership, Bryce spent several years building and growing agency recruiting businesses. He has worked across a myriad of industries including media & entertainment, technology, consumer packaged goods, and retail to recruit talent from the board to individual contributor level for clients ranging from seed stage startups to large enterprises.
Bryce holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bioengineering: Bioinformatics from the University of California, San Diego and was selected as a National Collegiate Scholar.
Kellie is new in her advisory role for LemonAid but has been a supporter of the organization since volunteering for the Memorial Day event in 2019. Kellie has worked with various non-profits in Tulsa, serving on the boards of the Junior League of Tulsa and the Red Dirt Relief Fund. She is the CFO of a private equity group and the owner of The Collaborative Coffee. Her background draws her to the LemonAid Project as it highlights entrepreneurship and philanthropy among the youngest citizens of Tulsa.
In her spare time, Kellie enjoys traveling with her husband and son, attending concerts, and practicing yoga. She is looking forward to helping the next generation of leaders learn the skills needed to run Tulsa’s businesses and non-profit organizations.
Justin Thompson is the Proprietor Chef of the Justin Thompson Restaurant Group, owner of Farrell Bread & Bakery, and Author of Trial & Error: Recipes and Lessons Learned by a Chef & Restauranteur.
Before founding the Justin Thompson Restaurant Group, Justin opened and operated several local restaurant favorites in Tulsa, including Ciao, Baby!, Osage Restaurant at Gilcrease Museum, The Brasserie Restaurant & Bar, Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar, and Duke's Southern Kitchen.
Throughout his career, Justin has been named best chef in Tulsa by Oklahoma Magazine, Tulsa Voice, Tulsa People Magazine and Urban Tulsa Magazine. He has received awards and recognition from the Chaine des Rotisseurs, has been featured in Saveur Magazine and served as guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City.
Justin is also involved in numerous charities in Tulsa, including 6 years of service on the Board of Directors for the Child Abuse Network, and 5 years on the Holland Hall Alumni Association. Justin and his restaurant group have contributed to over 100 different charities in Tulsa since 2011, including the United Way, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Youth Services of Tulsa, Family & Children's Services, Iron Gate Ministries, Catholic Charities, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa Ballet and many more.
Patti Jo Wolfson
Patti Jo Wolfson is an active and long-standing member of her community in Los Angeles, California, particular with organizations that support the community’s youth.
She has served as an educator at Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas for the last 20 years, supporting multiple grade levels and special needs students. Since 2001, she has also served on the Board of Directors for New Directions for Youth, a comprehensive youth development agency located in North Hollywood that provides direct services and programs to more than 3,000 at-risk youth annually, where she has held many roles including Chair, Vice Chair and currently Co-Chair. With New Directions, Patti Jo has supported various fundraising and networking activities that have raised more than $1 million to date for the organization.
Patti Jo is currently an active member of the Woodland Hills Rotary Club, the Wolfson Family Foundation and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Patti Jo has been honored with several awards for her service including Best Board of Directors by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal when she was Chair and the Justice Armand Arabian Leader in Public Service Award by the Encino Chamber of Commerce.