Coffee Bunker Board of Directors
Mr. Steve Lehto (USN), Board President
Steve is a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1970-1974. His sea duty was aboard the George C. Marshall SSBN 654.
Born in Washington State and raised in Oregon, Steve graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree in social science and then added a year at the University of Southern California to receive a Food Industry Management 5th year Certificate.
With 48 career years in the food industry, Steve’s last job before working at the Food Bank was as the EVP and Chief Operating Officer with Reasors in Northeastern Oklahoma. While at Reasors, Steve also served on the board of the Food Bank for over five years. Steve joined the staff of the Food Bank in September 2015, as the Rural Hunger and Veterans Outreach Manager. He is currently involved with research about rural hunger issues and providing support to the Coffee Bunker and Veterans Treatment Court.
Steve has been married to his wife Carol for 34 years. They have three grown children; Joshua, Robin and Kelsey, who is a sergeant in the Army stationed at Fort Sill. Steve is a bicyclist and enjoys fly fishing. Steve’s father was a WWII veteran. With that family history, Steve’s service to veterans became personal. The more he researched the needs of returning veterans, the more he knew he needed to “answer the call.”
Mr. Michael Horton (USAF), Executive Director
Dr. Michael Horton (USAF) is the Executive Director of the Coffee Bunker, and Vice President of the Board of Directors. We was previously a partner with Blue Brook Consulting, specializing in training interventions and performance coaching. He teaches organizational and educational psychology and guides doctoral dissertation research.
Dr. Horton is a member of the Association for Talent Development, Toastmasters International, The Society for Teaching Psychology, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He serves as a Watch D.O.G. for Northwood Elementary in Piedmont, OK, as a mentor for the Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court. He works through a group with Tulsa Community Services Council studying researching the issue of moral/soul injury and how to help veterans and their families address the injury.
Dr. Horton lives in Tulsa with his wife Laurie, where he enjoys ballroom dancing, attending grandchildren’s activities, and a sometimes pressing writing schedule. See his books at www.gettothepointbooks.com
Ms. Elizabeth Rabe, Treasurer
Mrs. Nancy Goodman, Community Volunteer
Nancy Goodman is the mother of a USMC veteran and the daughter of a WWII veteran. She was raised in Tulsa and currently lives in Jenks with her husband Paul. Her grown children live in Jenks and Tahlequah. She’s trying to learn to fly fish and enjoys time with family and friends.
She received a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and an M.S. from the University of Oregon both in Speech-Language Pathology. Her primary interest was in the rehabilitation of strokes and head injuries. She has been a community volunteer focusing on activities with Jenks Public Schools, church, teen pregnancy, and veterans. She attends the monthly Warrior Partnership of Eastern Oklahoma meetings and the committee studying moral/soul injury.
She enjoys volunteering at the annual Standdown and she looks forward to helping veterans at the Coffee Bunker.
Mr. Melvin Murdock (USA)
Melvin Murdock is a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1981-2012 in the United States Army/Army Reserve, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major.
Melvin was previously employed as a Police Officer with the City of Lawton, Oklahoma, beginning as an entry level Police Officer and rising to the rank of Commander.
He currently serves as the Chief of Police at Oklahoma State University – Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mr. Scott Fletcher, Community Volunteer
Scott Fletcher served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Fargo Air Museum located in Fargo, North Dakota, where he had overall responsibility for strategic direction and operation of the organization. He directed all public relations, communications, advertising and maintenance activities, as well as multiple successful campaigns including an annual auction and raffle, which resulted in nearly half of the annual budget.
Scott previously worked as Chief Operating Officer for Northland Community and Technical College where he developed appropriate policies and procedures to identify emerging gaps and opportunities for the organization. He drove revenues from 75K to over 10M in two years using federal grants, sales, marketing techniques, marketing changes, new product development and strategic analysis.
Scott has had 22 years of experience in aviation maintenance and operations, human resources, engineering and electrical fields. Fletcher has also held various leadership positions in the airline industry. He earned a bachelor of science from the University of Mary, and has held several board positions, professional and community affiliations.
Mr. Clifford Fisch, Community Volunteer
Cliff Fisch became involved with the Coffee Bunker in 2015 through the TYPROS (Tulsa Young Professionals) board internship program and has continued to be involved with the Coffee Bunker ever since.
He received his B.S. from the University of Tulsa in 2010 and currently holds a position with Gardner Denver Manufacturing.
Cliff has lived in Tulsa since high school. He enjoys working on vintage cars and spending time at the lake with family and friends.