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Board of Directors

Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram is a partner in the corporate and energy practices for Porter Hedges in Oklahoma City and a founder of Flint Logistics Group. Having spent a majority of his career in-house at two of the largest energy companies in Oklahoma City, Paul’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters. His experience includes oil and natural gas finance transactions, public and private capital markets transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, derivatives markets and strategic and operational planning and execution. He also advises clients on corporate governance, periodic reporting requirements, stock exchange rules and other compliance matters.

Paul served in senior legal roles at both American Energy Partners and Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City. His responsibilities included managing legal matters for private equity-funded portfolio companies in the Anadarko Basin, Midland Basin, Utica Shale, and Marcellus Shale as well as private equity-funded portfolio companies focused primarily on non-op and mineral strategies across the United States. He also led the execution and documentation of debt and equity offerings, acquisitions and divestitures and advised on investor relations matters. Paul received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he graduated with highest honors, was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review and the Order of the Coif honors society. He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Christian University.

Michael Barcum

Founder and Chair Emeritus
Michael Barcum is Chairman Emeritus and founder of Peaceful Family Oklahoma, which he co-founded in 2014 after retiring from 30 years in the corporate sector. Prior to PFO, he served as Senior Vice President for Old World Industries in Chicago, President of Split Fire Spark Plugs, President of Peak Anti Freeze,  and owner/CEO of companies including Commercial Distributing, Inc.,  Hands Free Communication, Arctic Edge Ice Arena and i3G Corp. Mike and his wife Sue became co-guardians of their young grandchildren and found a significant lack of services and resources available to help children of parents with substance use disorders. They were determined to build a program that specifically addresses their unique challenges with a proactive educational program that engages kids to find hope and healing and avoid the cycle of drug and alcohol use disorders. Mike also serves as a consultant for ESCCO, providing volunteer management expertise to Oklahoma nonprofits.

Mary Rykard

Vice Chair
Mary Rykard is a Certified Public Accountant, ret. who worked with Arthur Young (now Earnst & Young), Local Federal Savings and Loan before building and managing a large dental practice in Oklahoma City with her husband, Kevin.  Mary discovered her passion for volunteer grant writing and fundraising while engaged in numerous civic and philanthropic activities. She found her niche in supporting the goals of small and organizations and clubs, enjoying the unique challenges and potential that they bring.  Mary is a proud OSU alumna and even prouder mother to three beautiful daughters.

Donny Hector

Donny Hector is Senior Vice President at MidFirst Bank where he has served for more than 24 years. He holds an MBA from the University of Tulsa and a BS from Oklahoma State University. Donny served on the founding board of then Peaceful Family Solutions in 2015. He returned as the organization enters a new chapter as Peaceful Family Oklahoma, where his financial expertise and strong planning and organizing acumen are vital to the growth of the organization.  Donny is a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. He serves on the board of the McBride Foundation and is active with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oak Tree National and Oak Tree Country Club.

Mark  Burson

Mark Burson is an Executive Partners with Magellan Executive Partners. He helps business owners with their succession strategies, bringing his expertise from 14 years as CEO of Mass Mutual of Oklahoma, former owner of Bates Bros. Men's Clothing Store and member of the  National Menswear Retail board. Mark has been a speaker on family-owned business succession at associations and conferences around the country. He brings a lot of entrepreneurial experience and has Fortune 100 corporate management knowledge to help coach people to their goals. He has a passion to help develop leaders and work with business owners to prepare for the future. He has been honored as one of Oklahoma's Most Admired CEOs and board member of the Year for the National Main Street Association. As an Eagle Scout, he remains active with the Boy Scouts of America.

Amanda Dunning

Amanda Dunning has nearly two decades of banking experience. Her passion lies in community banking, where most of her career has been spent. She says community banks serve others in a way that is so rewarding, and they provide the opportunity for long lasting personal relationships. “As a community banker, I have the ability to truly make a difference in the lives of others without being limited, like you would be at a big bank. I have had the opportunity to learn so many different aspects in banking over the years, and for that I am grateful.” Amanda is the Vice President of Retail Operations for Valor Bank. She olds a BBA in Business Management and Human Resources. She is a graduate of Leadership Edmond Class XXXVII.

Tuesday Fay, Allied ASID, RCID

Tuesday Fay was raised in the furniture business where she found her passion for interior design.  She graduated from Oklahoma State University, which led her to a career in private aircraft design. After living in Dallas TX and Tucson, AZ, Tuesday returned to OKC to be with family. She has been the Design Director for Bob Mills Furniture for almost 10 years and the owner of Tuesday Fay Consulting, LLC for more than 17 years. Her projects span from residential to commercial along with exteriors. She especially enjoys the community partnerships of Bob Mills Furniture. Tuesday fell in love with Peaceful Family Oklahoma's mission when she attended the 2021 Gala and learned of the organization.

Jessica Heiderstadt 

Jessica Heiderstadt is a Loan Officer, Assistant Vice President at Great Plains Bank. With 19 years of banking expertise, Jessica focuses on building relationships with clientele concentrating on their overall financial needs.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development from The University of Central Oklahoma.  Jessica is a recent graduate of Leadership Edmond, active with the Edmond Chamber and volunteers with numerous charitable organizations within the Edmond and Oklahoma City area.  Outside work and her volunteerism, she loves spending time with her family, reading, golfing and traveling. She is a graduate of Leadership Edmond Class XXXVII.

Kevyn Gray Mattax, AFCC, APFM

Judge Kevyn Gray Mattax has practiced law in the Oklahoma City area focusing on domestic relation issues since 1992.  In addition to her judgeship, she is one of the premier certified family mediators in Oklahoma and attorney.  Kevyn acts as mediator, child advocate, Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator in dealing with complex family law issues.  In addition to her law degree from the University of Oklahoma, she also holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice/Sociology and a B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Frank Merrill

Frank Merrill has been involved in the horse industry at its highest level for over 50 years. He is the General Manager of Brazos Valley Stallion Station, one of the finest breeding and mare care facilities in the world. Merrill owns and operates M5 Performance Bloodstock, that provides certified equine appraisal, bloodstock consultation, agency representation, expert testimony, and financial planning. He manages his family’s Dogwood Foundation, a private charity organization. 

Valerie Naifeh

Valerie Naifeh is owner, artist and designer of Naifeh Fine Jewelry. She  is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the Diamonds Today Award from DeBeers (1990 & 1994), the Japanese International Pearl Competition (1994), and Colored Stone Magazine’s Designer of the Year (2006).  Valerie is actively involved in many non-profit organizations in the greater Oklahoma City community   is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and resides in Oklahoma City.  She is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1986 with a BA in English Literature.   Valerie 

Aaron Owen, CPC, AGC

Aaron Owen is the President of AC Owen Construction. He was raised in the construction industry as a builder’s son.  After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Engineering Technology/Construction Management, he put his field experience together with his education and quickly rose to the top of the industry.  Aaron is ASHE Certified (American Society of Healthcare Engineers),  an AIA affiliate Member (American Institute of Architects), OSHA 30 Hour course completed, and an AGC Committee Member.  He is 2023 President of the Association of General Contractors OK.

Dennis Packard, CFP

Dennis Packard is a  CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Partner at Align Wealth Management.  He began his caerre as an investment banking bond analyst for Dow Jones/Bride Financial and later joined TD Waterhouse as a Senior Investment Consultant and Retirement Specialist. Dennis is regularly sought after by media sources to share his insights and expertise on sound money management techniques.  He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Oklahoma State University.  Dennis' wife, Keri, is a teacher, and Dennis is an active volunteer within the Oklahoma City Public Schools and the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education.  He also volunteers for the Christmas Connection, is an avid golfer, and coaches for his daughter, Kaitlyn's, basketball and soccer teams. 

Susan Ray

Susan Ray brings to the Peaceful Family Oklahoma's Board a variety of business, social work, and non-profit experience. Upon moving to the Oklahoma City area, she discovered PFS, which addressed her concerns regarding raising a granddaughter due to both parent’s substance use disorders. She serves as ServeOK Prayer Shepherd for the PFS Programs.  She is married to Bill Ray and has 4 grown children and is a freelance calligrapher, a skill she frequently lends to personalize PFS children's certificates, letters and materials, including our all-important rocks!  She assists with the adult portion of the Reunion Group, bringing her wisdom and experience for the benefit of families who are just beginning their journeys. 

Ted Streuli

Ted Streuli is the executive director of Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization. He has been involved with Oklahoma’s non-profit sector since his arrival in 2004.  Streuli founded the Colby Foundation in 2013 to promote awareness of mental illness, winning the Dr. Murali Krishna award for eliminating stigma as well as the national Voice Award from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He has also won ethics awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s local chapter and the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium as well as numerous journalism awards. He was honored in 2020 with the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Will Rogers Award for Humanitarianism and inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2022.

Geetika Verma, MD

Dr. Geetika Verma is a Pediatric Psychiatrist with the SSM Health Medical Group. She completed her residency at Griffin Memorial High School and her medical degree at Metaji S. Chandra Bose Medical College. She holds a number of certifications and licensures, including:
  • Oklahoma State Medical License
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Verma is also associated with INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Griffin Memorial Hospital and Oakwood Springs. She and her husband, Dr. Bobby Verma moved to Oklahoma about 20 years ago. They love Oklahoma and want to give back to the community that has been so welcoming to them.