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Board of Directors

Big Five is governed by a 15 member Tripartite Board of Directors. The Board is structured to provide geographic balance and ensure representation of local interest  - local government, private sector organizations, and the low income, to whom our basic commitment is directed. Within each of the five counties represented by Big Five, one Board Member is elected by the low income as their representative, one Board Member is appointed by the private sector, and one Board Member is an elected official or their representative. In addition to the Governing Board, we have advisory committees and ad-hoc groups that work in some program areas in which we are involved. These persons are selected by Democratic process by members of the groups served. 

Persons interested in serving on the Big Five Board of Directors are encouraged to complete a nomination form for consideration as member positions term or are vacated.  Nomination forms my be submitted to the Executive Director, Big Five Community Services, Inc., 1502 N. 1st Ave, Durant, OK 74701.

Low-Income Sector BOD Nomination Form

Private Sector BOD Nomination Form

Public Sector BOD Nomination Form

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Coal County Jim Girten photo

Coal County,
Jim Girten
Board Chairman, Low-Income Sector

Love County Ron Jacobs photo

Love County,
Ron Jacobs
Vice-Chairman, Private Sector

Pontotoc County Deresa Gray photo

Pontotoc County,
Deresa Gray
Secretary, Public Sector

Bryan County Jarvis Dobbs photo

Bryan County,
Jarvis Dobbs
Private Sector

Bryan County Pamela Robinson photo

Bryan County,
Pamela Robinson
Low-Income Sector

Carter County Carolyn McElroy photo

Carter County,
Carolyn McElroy
Low-Income Sector

Carter County J.D. Spohn photo

Carter County,
J.D. Spohn
Public Sector

Coal County Johnny Ward photo

Coal County,
Johnny Ward
Public Sector

Love County Betty Sue Tow photo

Love County,
Betty Sue Tow
Low-Income Sector

Pontotoc County Kenny Howard photo

Pontotoc County,
Kenny Howard
Low-Income Sector

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Pontotoc County,
Private Sector