Welcome New Board Officers!
Literacy Friends and Members,
As we move into the month of September, the OKCMLC welcomes new board officers! As September is Literacy Month, what a great time to look to the future of literacy in our community. Our new officers are professionals with lots of energy and experience and a real interest in supporting the literacy community. I am honored to have served as board chair the last two years. I will continue to be a board member and as such, my new title is Community Network Liaison. Join us for Scrabble Showdown on October 1st and meet these great new leaders.
I am honored to introduce our new board officers,
Bevan Graybill, Board Chair
Bevan earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and her juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Bevan is currently working as a staff attorney for a judge on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals and recently received a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Oklahoma City University. Bevan also serves on the boards of directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Oklahoma City and ReMerge of Oklahoma County, and is the leader of the OKC Chapter of the KU Alumni Association, and is a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
Curtis Calvin, Vice Chair
Mr. Curtis Calvin currently serves as Deputy Director of Education and Outreach for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). In that capacity, he is responsible for providing support at the state level for early childhood education, common education and adult education. Prior to working with OETA, Mr. Calvin served in various capacities within the public health and public education industries. Mr. Calvin is driven by his personal passion “…to provide all Oklahomans with the tools necessary to gain access to life’s best options.”
Scott Butcher, Treasurer
A native Oklahoman, Scott was born in Tulsa, grew up in Shawnee, and went to college in Norman. He now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, child, and dog and works for Crowe & Dunlevy. He started reading at an early age after learning the alphabet using those multi-colored refrigerator-magnets. A graduate of NYU School of Law, Scott’s law practice is focused on natural resources, energy, and the environment. His support for OKCMLC and the work of its member organizations is founded on a personal belief that literacy is indispensable to self-determination.
Kathleen Lienke, Secretary
Kathleen is retiring as Director of Library Media Services for Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). Development of long-range library media and library technology plans for building-level and district library media services have been central to her work. She holds a B.A. degree from City University of New York, Queens College; a M. Ed. degree from Oklahoma City University; and a M.L.I.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma. Kathleen has served in various capacities for Oklahoma Library Association (OLA), Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL), and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG). She is a past member of both the Children’s and Intermediate Sequoyah Award Committee.