Board of Directors
Co-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.
Co-President: 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.
Vice President: Amy Smith Ward
Amy Ward has broad expertise and over twenty-five years of experience in employee development and organizational issues. Amy is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a certified Spiritual Director in the Benedictine tradition, and currently is Manager of Organizational Development for Stan Johnson Company a fast-growing Commercial Real Estate brokerage firm with eight regional offices around the country where she works with executives, sales, marketing, and operations personnel on strategic organizational and employee development objectives. Throughout her career, Amy has worked with both religious and corporate organizations bringing to each project a combined background in spiritual formation, development and renewal as well as adult learning theory, organizational culture, team building, and managing organizational change.
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.
Secretary: Chris Moore
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.
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.
Bob 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.”
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.
Lindsay White has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from OSU and a Master's degree in Organizational Dynamics with a Project Management Concentration from OU-Tulsa. Before beginning her work as the Director of Student and Community Engagement at Tulsa Community College, she lived and worked on 4 different continents. She served in the Peace Corps in South America, taught English in Asia, and traveled to work both north and south, in Alaska and Antarctica, and also at OU-Tulsa. She is married with 2 children.
Azad Dadgar is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Orthopedic & Trauma Services of Oklahoma, specializing in trauma. A Maryland native, Azad came to Tulsa for an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. During his training, he had an opportunity to expand Just Hope’s medical care into orthopedics with one of his mentors, Dr. Paul Stafford. After his fellowship, Azad and his wife, Jessica, decided to make Tulsa their new home. His passion does not stop in the hospital and hopes that this partnership can also make a change.
Mary Huckabee is an attorney at Conner & Winters, LLP where she specializes in real estate transactions and transactional business law. She also represents not-for-profit clients in various matters. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Columbia University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science.
Mary is a member of Harvard Avenue Christian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She travelled with a group from Harvard Avenue during the summer of 2015 to Chacraseca and La Flor. The experience changed her outlook on how to be an effective and compassionate international partner and spurred her to become involved more deeply with Just Hope.