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HOPE Executive Director: Leslie Considine

Leslie joined the HOPE team in 2015 as Healthy Living Program Coordinator and has recently transitioned to Executive Director of HOPE. Leslie has varied experience in communication, merchandising, non-profits, as well as, civic and community volunteer efforts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Leslie is currently a board member of Mayes Emergency Services Trust Authority and is an International Exchange Coordinator for EF Exchange year, which is responsible for bringing international students to Mayes County. Leslie is a youth leader/teacher at St. Mark Catholic Church.  Leslie and her husband raised their six children in Mayes County and she is passionate about raising the quality of life here! 

HOPE4Youth Program Director: Crystal Stout

Crystal holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. As the Program Director of HOPE4Youth, her extensive experience and education make her a valuable asset to the organization. Crystal has successfully engaged with a wide range of stakeholders, including schools, families, law enforcement agencies, and the broader community. Crystal's role in community collaboration efforts, sustainability planning, marketing, event planning, and fundraising showcases her dynamic skill set and her holistic approach to addressing social challenges. 


Crystal is deeply committed to civic engagement and community service. Her involvement on the Mayes County 4-H Program Advisory Committee, the Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Board exemplifies her dedication to making a positive impact at both the local and state levels.


Healthy Living Program Coordinator: Arianna Derr

Arianna joined the HOPE team in 2016 as a Healthy Living Program (HLP) Specialist working with cities and governments. Now the HLP Coordinator, she leads a team that serves the entire county. She values quality of life and is enthusiastic for the opportunity to be an agent of change. She serves on the Mayes County Trails Alliance and Pryor's Economic Development Trust Authority. Arianna graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Healthy Living Program Assistant Coordinator: Marti Schneider

Marti started working with HOPE in 2018 in the business sector with the TSET Healthy Living grant. She has an array of experiences from teaching, working in Human Resources, and owning her own businesses. Her beliefs in working as a team and for the betterment of the community, garnered her company several state awards. She has acquired experience in state and federal law compliance, dispute resolution training, labor relations, occupational safety, food safety, advertising, marketing, and professional development of management staff. She has also worked as a volunteer on several community non-profit organizations assisting with their fundraising activities, grant disbursements, and scholarships. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

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All Things Green Coordinator: Natalie Bonham

Natalie was hired as the All Things Green Coordinator because of her passion for sustainable living and community empowerment. In this role, Natalie works to promote eco-friendly practices, sustainable agriculture, nutrition education, and food security through local community and school gardens and Mayes County farmer's markets. 

Over the past several years, Natalie has dedicated herself to fostering a sense of community among women interested in homesteading practices by serving as President of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering of Mayes County. Through her leadership, the organization has flourished, providing a supportive platform for women to share knowledge, build community, and grow friendships. 


Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is also a certified OSU Master Composter.

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