Board of Directors

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.

Rick England


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.

C.E. Crouse


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 CapinCrouse LLP, and is a member of the TrueFace Board in Phoenix.

Mike Hogan

Vice-Chairman / Director

Mike joined the board in 2013. Most recently, he served as president of Tax-Smart Innovation for Blucora. Previously, he served as the Executive VP of Strategy & Brand at GameStop, a principal with Strategic Frameworking Inc., the CMO at Dean Foods, as well as the VP of Marketing at Frito-Lay. In addition, he serves on the boards of Arcbest Corporation and Valyant AI.

Kathy Doyle Thomas


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.

Brent A. Hagenbuch


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.

John Cardoza


After serving on the finance committee for five years, John Cardoza joined the board in late 2019. He is a VP and Trust Investment Officer at BancFirst where he has spent most of his professional career. He previously worked as portfolio manager with Regions Investment Management in Tyler, Texas.

Dr. Cody Elledge


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.

Roxanne Bernstein


Roxanne is the President and General Manager at Crystal Farms Dairy Company. 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.

Rhonda Hooper


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.

Harish Ramani


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.

Gregg Yeilding


Recently retired after serving 45 years in facilities management and administrative services. Included among his previous career experience is his time as the Director of Administration for Continental Resources. Today, he provides accounting services to nonprofit organizations including churches and homeowner associations. Yeilding served previous terms on the board, and he has continued to serve on the Investment and Finance Committees.

William K Haller


Retired after a distinguished 41-year career as a Certified Public Accountant. Most recently, he served as the CEO and managing partner of CapinCrouse LLP, a leading national accounting firm serving the not-for-profit community, until retiring in 2015. Haller previously served as a member of the Audit Committee prior to his board appointment in 2020.

John Clendening

John Clendening


Clendening joined the board in late 2020. He currently serves on the board of Silicon Valley Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB). Additionally, he is engaged as a consultant focused on financial services, wealth management and digital innovation. He recently served as president and CEO of Blucora, Inc. Previously, he worked at Charles Schwab Corporation as EVP, Co-Leader of its Retail Business Unit, EVP of Shared Strategic Services, and CEO of Charles Schwab Bank.

Executive Leadership Team

The executive leadership team is actively engaged in Feed the Children's work to deepen our impact, leverage our partnerships, grow our voice, explore new ideas, and strengthen organizational capabilities.

Travis Arnold

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gary Sloan

Chief Domestic Operations Officer

Christy Tharp, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Becky Graninger

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Mike Panas

Chief Information Officer

Bob Thomas

Chief Corporate and External Relations Officer

Bregeita Jefferson

Chief International Operations, Finance and Compliance Officer

Diane Moss

Senior Vice President of Human Resources