Cleveland County

  • Mary Blankenship-Pointer – Oklahoma City
  • Jim Bowers, President – Oklahoma City
  • Kelly Dexter – Norman
  • Jeff Miles – Moore
  • Andy Paden – Norman
  • Robin Parker, Vice-President – Noble
  • Brent Sykes – Moore, Norman
  • Kelly Wells – Norman
  • Aleta Wheelbarger – South Oklahoma City

McClain County

  • Troy Avant, Treasurer – Blanchard
  • Sally Maynard – Purcell
  • Carolie Rozell – Purcell

Pottawatomie County

  • Cynthia Cooper – Shawnee
  • Anne Hammond, Secretary – Shawnee


  • Lisa Wells, Executive Director – Pioneer Library System
  • Amber Cole, Development Officer – Pioneer Library System and Foundation


Amber Cole, CFRE
Development Officer

Loving literacy from an early age, Amber grew up reading books at Pioneer libraries. Amber graduated from the University of Oklahoma – working in philanthropy since 2004. Her career includes raising nearly $12 million for organizations including Norman Regional Health Foundation and Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City. As a Certified Fundraising Executive, she possesses expertise in all aspects of development and enjoys helping nonprofits exceed their goals.

Cody Carpenter
Donor Services Specialist

Always a fan of literature, Cody spent his childhood at libraries participating in summer reading programs. He studied history and writing at OCCC and the University of Oklahoma. Cody has a long work history in the customer service industry. Through his experience at Parmelee Elementary School and Dell, he brings an unparalleled drive to help customers and strong work ethic to the Pioneer Library System. As Donor Services Specialist, he aims to help the Foundation expand its base and connect to donors throughout Oklahoma.


Pioneer Library System employees serving on the team actively support the Foundation – serving as advocates and inspiring their co-workers to get involved. Representatives from all libraries help with the Employee Campaign and other fundraising events throughout the year:

Adriana Chavez
Beth Lyle
Chris Manna
Cody Carpenter
Heather Fellenstein
Jamie Hale
Kelly Sitzman
Leah Kenton-McGaha

Mary Maynord
Mary Sims
Maureen Pridgeon
Phil Clark
Rebekah Lynam
Tassey Beeson
Valerie Gibson