Board of Directors
President: Connie Inglish
Connie Inglish has a degree in Sociology and an MBA. Her work has been centered in higher education and with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For 16 years, Connie worked in development/fundraising for the Oklahoma Christian Foundation, the Oklahoma Christian Retirement Community, and Phillips Theological Seminary. Currently, she is the director of employer services for the Pension Fund of the Christian Church.
Connie is married to Bill Inglish, the minister at Disciples Christian Church in Bartlesville, OK. Their daughter Angela lives in Kampala, Uganda, and keeps them informed about the world outside the borders of the USA.
Vice President: Bob Doxey
Bob Doxey is a retired business person with over 45 years of experience in the printing, imaging, and electronics industry. He also was a principal in four start-up companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and has over 50 graduate hours in law and business.
He is a member of Federated Church in Chagrin Falls, OH and became involved with JustHope in 2012 through the Stitching Hope initiative where he functions as the project administrator. In addition, he serves as the coordinator of JustHope’s participation in the Chacraseca water infrastructure. “Through my four visits to Chacraseca and two cultural exchanges I have experienced what a long-term partnership looks and feels like. It is an experience that has changed my life.”
Secretary: Margaret Lee
"I agreed to serve on the board for JustHope because it is one place where hope breathes. It is tangible and has a human face.I have witnessed the power of an unlikely partnership between Chacraseca, Nicaragua and Tulsa Oklahoma, one that has lived and grown. JustHope helps me to remember that solidarity is its own reward - we are not alone."
Margaret Lee is the Dean of Learning Assessment and Student Success Strategies at Tulsa Community College. She earned an M.Div. from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa and a Th.D. from the Melbourne College of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to serving as an effective administrator and student advocate, Margaret is a biblical scholar and published author. One of Margaret's special passions is hand spinning and weaving. She is currently exploring ways that her love of weaving might intersect with JustHope's micro-credit program for women in Nicaragua.
Treasurer: Laura Law
“JustHope has provided me a living example of peace, justice, solidarity, and hope in the world. Its continuing mission serves as a reminder to promote these ideals in my daily life. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve JustHope and the people of Nicaragua.”
Laura Law is the Vice President for the local plastics manufacturing firm Fiber Pad. She visited Nicaragua with JustHope in 2009, and has carried that experience with her in daily life ever since. Laura has bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Anthropology from the University of Tulsa, and combines her passion for both by channeling it into the JustHope microloan program.
Laura is actively involved in volunteering around Tulsa. At home she enjoys gardening, beekeeping, and her miniature dachshund Jack.
Ted is a Clinical Social Worker, MSW & ACSW certified who is now retired from Social Work and selling real estate in Florida. He lives in Florida with his life companion of 32 years, Jeff Beal whom he married 2 years ago. Ted has been traveling to and working in Central America for 20+ years and was one of the founding participants in the development of JustHope, Inc. Ted's areas of interest in Nicaragua have been community and social development, along with the development of a stable medical support system.
Adam is a resident in Emergency Medicine at The University of California, Davis, in Sacramento. While attending DePauw University, he took his first international service-learning trip to the Amazon Basin of Ecuador with an organization called Timmy Global Health. "This experience," he says, "instilled in me a drive to serve the world's most vulnerable communities, both domestically and abroad."
His interest in international health has further been driven by trips to Uganda (with the NGO Social Promise) and to Chacraseca, Nicaragua, with DOCARE and JustHope. He is inspired by JustHope's vision and the work that JustHope does in Nicaraguan communities, particularly the moral compass that drives the operations spearheaded by JustHope.
Dr. Regina Lewis
Regina has been a D.O. for 12 years. She specializes in family medicine and OB/GYN and is head of the OSU Women’s Health Clinic. She has traveled to Nicaragua with medical students from OSU and been a great support to JustHope.
Mindy McGarrah Sharp
Dr. McGarrah Sharp, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ethics at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is working to advance the intercultural paradigm in the field of pastoral theology. Dr. McGarrah Sharp was influenced to think more critically about postcolonialism and global partnership with her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname, South America.
Rev. Chris Moore is a father of two and a husband of one. He is the pastor at Fellowship UCC in Tulsa, OK, where he serves a lively and troublemaking bunch of Jesus-followers. Chris serves on the boards of The Housing-Faith Alliance and the Tulsa Sponsoring Committee, a community organizing effort. He is also the chair of the Committee on Ministry for the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Phillips Theological Seminary.