The board of directors is committed to the oversight of Feed the Children's important work to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Each distinguished member of the voluntary board brings with them a unique set of experiences and expertise which are invaluable to the health and growth our organization.
A board member since 2001, Rick is the owner of England Ford in Hinton, OK. He is active in and a past president of the Hinton Kiwanis Club, and he is also active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Great Plains Soccer Association.
A board member since 2017, he retired after 40 years in the accounting profession. He now serves part time as chief financial officer of Sagamore Institute, co-founder of Capin Crouse, and is a member of the TrueFace Board in Phoenix.
Mike joined in 2013, and was formerly responsible for strategy, marketing, and development at GameStop, a Fortune 500 company. He previously was founding partner for The Trion Group and Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer for Dean Foods.
Kathy Doyle Thomas joined the board in April 2013. She’s spent 24 years at Half Price Books, managing expansion and the company’s website divisions. She’s also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association.
Joining the board in 2017, he is president and chief executive officer of Texas-based NEAT Transportation Group. Prior to founding NEAT Transportation Group, Hagenbuch served as president of Transport Industries.
Joining the board in late 2017, Amy Thompson is the Chief People Officer at Mattel, Inc. Previously, she served as the Chief People Officer for TOMS Shoes, LLC and as the Vice President of Partner Resources at Starbucks Coffee Company.
Mark Garrett joined the board in late 2017. He is the VP and Chief HR Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. He has previously served as Chief People Officer at Smithfield Foods, Chief Business Officer for the School District of Kansas City, and as a Plant Manager at Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Cody Elledge joined the board in 2018. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University. He has a heart for serving children and is a past board member of the Cavett Kids Foundation. He currently practices and lives in Oklahoma City.
As Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Post Consumer Brands, Bernstein joined the board in mid-2019. Previously she worked as CMO at Heritage Home Group as well as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cessna Aircraft Company. In addition to her various roles within Kraft Foods and Kellogg’s, she previously served in the military for five years as an officer in the United States Army.
Joining the board in mid-2019, Hooper is president and CEO of Oklahoma City-based Jordan Advertising. She is the immediate past chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber where she served on the executive committee as vice chair of economic development, as well as convention and tourism development. She has served in a voluntary capacity on a long list of city and statewide boards.
Ramani is Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Helen of Troy whose brands include Braun, OXO and PUR. He joined the board in mid-2019. Previously, he served as CIO at Flowers Bakeries (producers of popular brands including Nature’s Own, Wonder and Tastycake), Aryzta (an international, multi-regional food company based in Switzerland) and Constellation Brands.