Bailey Walker (2019-2021)
Catherine J Graddy (2019-2021)
Catherine J Graddy is an attorney at Joyce & Graddy, PLLC, an American Indian-owned law firm and Cherokee TERO, Chickasaw and Choctaw preferred vendor in Tulsa, OK. She is a Cherokee citizen and a member of the First Families of the Cherokee Nation.
Graddy graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1998 with a BA in Psychology, graduated from Pepperdine University in 2000 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2004 with a JD. She has been licensed to practice in Oklahoma since 2005 and a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association. Catherine just graduated from the AICCOk Leadership Native Oklahoma Class of 2018!
Ayla Medrano (2019-2021)
Ayla Medrano began her professional career with a law firm in Oklahoma City. She left the firm to enter the corporate arena with Paycom as a COBRA Specialist. Her leadership skills were quickly identified and she was selected for L.E.A.D.
Ms. Medrano’s desire to share her experience in Community led her to the Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association (OCMA) where she became the Youth Coordinator for Mvskoke Youth In Action. She soon became involved in an economic development initiative at OCMA creating and managing the Creative Circle Gift Shop & Gallery. Marketing strategies for this intertribal small business led her to American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO). She became President of the Oklahoma City chapter and is now serving as Executive Director of the State Board.
Felecia Freeman (2019-2020)
Felecia Freeman is a Citizen Potawatomi tribal member who has worked for the Nation for 12 years. She is a commercial loan officer and a certified credit counselor for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, where she has assisted in making over $40 million in loans to Native American entrepreneurs. She is the CPCDC liaison for the Comanche Nation Revolving Loan Fund in Lawton, Oklahoma and coordinates the credit-counseling program for CPN tribal members.
She is active in the community, serving on the board for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, Treasurer for the Neighboring 101 Board, Shawnee Leadership Committee Member, and as an Ambassador for the Greater Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), The Native Community Development Financial Institution Network (NCN), and the Oklahoma Native Asset Coalition (ONAC). She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Russell Tucker (2018-20)
Russell currently works for MEMCO Safety and M & M Poultry as a sales representative for southwest Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.
He supplies materials and services to manufacturers, construction companies, large building projects, police departments, first responders, transportation departments, food processors, poultry, pork and beef processing facilities, cities, counties, and tribal entities. Memco and M&M products and services help their valued customers to operate safer, more efficiently and more economically.
Russell is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation and a retired firefighter. He loves to hunt, fish, and travel. He and his wife Karen and live in Poteau, Oklahoma.