Brenda Brixey is a retired FACS teacher from Adair and was an FCCLA/FHA advisor for over 30 years. She was also the Oklahoma State Coordinator and national liaison for “Stop the Violence” and is honored to be a member of the CareerTech Hall of Fame.
Brooke Kusch is the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Drummond High School. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Brooke has been involved in FCCLA for over 12 years and served as district officer and completed in National STAR events, where she received 3 gold medals. Her passion to help students succeed keeps her involved in the organization.
Not Pictured: Ginger Siebold, FACS Teacher at Sterling High School
Bailey Clawson, FCCLA State President, Amber Pocasset FCCLA
Ronica Hutson, Past FCCLA State Officer, McAlester FCCLA
Donna Kates is a retired FACS teacher and FCCLA advisor. She received her teacher’s education from East Central University. She also served as a Regional Program Specialist for the Family and Consumer Sciences division at Oklahoma CareerTech. Donna also serves as a Board Member for the FCCLA Foundation.
My name is Susan Oakley and I am currently serving my first term on the OAA Board. My love of FCCLA began in high school where I served as a local, district and state officer and competed in Star Events at the national level. After high school I remained active by volunteering as a judge for state Star Events. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and am employed by Cherokee Nation Businesses. I reside in Tulsa with my husband and I enjoy state politics, baking, hiking and watching my 8-year-old nephew play baseball.
My name is Tara McCoin Gibson and I served on the 1994-1995 State Officer team as the Northeast District Vice-President. I have been employed with Inter-Tribal Council Inc., Food Distribution Program for the past 17 years in nutrition education, client certification and administrative assistant roles. Having been in FHA and a state officer I see daily that I use the skills gained during my time in the program and without those skills I would not be as successful in my current position. I look forward to my time spent giving back to FCCLA as an alumnus. I enjoy participating in activities involving my tribe and promoting our culture. My husband Jason and I have two children, Bryce and Natalie who are very active in their school and community. We live in the rural Afton area and attend Lone Star Baptist Church.
Not pictured: Corey Seaman, FCCLA Past District Officer, Dibble FCCLA
Not Pictured: Amanda Faulkenberry, FACS Teacher, Marietta High School