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Native American farmer and retired teacher Jerri Parker grew up on in agriculture, but now she operates her diversified farm in Cromwell, Oklahoma.
With hoop houses, vegetables, 300 chickens, eggs and beef, she started sell to the public in 2004. 
USDA photo by Preston Keres.

Oklahoma Civil Rights Committee

The Oklahoma Civil Rights Advisory Committee is comprised of 12 employees that advise the State Conservationist on Civil Rights issues that concern Oklahoma NRCS under Title VI Programs and VII Employment.  

Responsibilities of the committee are to:

  1. Serve as advisory body to the DEOO (State Conservationist), to promote and assist in meaningful and effective affirmative action goals consistent with management objectives,
  2. Provide feedback on the performance in equal opportunity and civil rights compliance, identifying areas of weakness and making recommendations for improvement,
  3. Identify emerging areas needing special attention by the DEOO and Special Emphasis Program Managers, and
  4. Make recommendations to the DEOO regarding policies, practices, and procedures as they affect equal opportunity in Oklahoma.

Additional information is available on the National Civil Rights Web page.


Key Contacts

Oklahoma Committee Members
Name Position Phone Number Email
Roderick Dukes
Julie Lamb
East Zone Representative
Whitley Mack-Kokojon
Central Zone Representative
Tyler Burton
West Zone Representative
MaKayla McCall
American Indian/Alaska Native Program Manager
LaKeisha Miller
Asian American/Pacific Islander Program Manager
Rob Hoskins
Black Program Manager
Alex Tune
Disability Program Manager
Paige Berry
Women Program Manager
Maria Gibson
Hispanic Program Manager
Chris Clemens
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Program Manager
Jim Harris
Veteran Program Manager
Gilbert Guerrero
Josh Ketch