our board

Local superheroes leading with a dedication to Pott County & the belief that a connected, caring culture is worth restoring. 

Community Renewal's board & staff take the stage at the 2020 We Care-aoke Gala to close the evening together in song.

board of directors

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George Wright

board chair

George is an attorney. a logophile, and a history buff. he does things around town and is cool. 


Tracy Meeuwsen

board secretary

Shawnee is Tracy's chosen home -- she believes Pottawatomie County has incredible potential and she's invested her life into it. She serves as Program Director at the Avedis Foundation and is an active block leader in the Neighbor to Neighbor Network.

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Annie Minnigh

Born & raised in Shawnee, Annie brings a background in human service work and a passion for her city into her service as a Block Leader, as well as on the boards of Our Community Market of Pottawatomie County and Junior Service League of Shawnee. Annie manages Minnigh Dental alongside her husband, Andrew.

They live in Shawnee with their two children,  Sophie and Brooks. 


Leesa Adams

educator. ok ed foundation board. other stuff. kids club leader. awesome lady. stuff. 


Aaron Capps

aaron's bio here


Cody Deem

aaron's bio here


Gary Frazier

From the historic Dunbar Heights district, Gary went off to college but made the journey back home to raise his family. He is now a proud small business owner in the community he grew up in. After serving on the board, Gary joined our staff in 2019  working with students of all ages through We Care. Campus. Gary has been know to show up with a doggie to help staff & students through a hard day.


Michelle Briggs

The past & founding President of the Avedis Foundation, Michelle now serves as a Community Volunteer in many capacities, including her role as board president of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. Michelle has an extensive background in banking, finance, investments, insurance and Foundation Management.


Tesia Zientek

Tesia grew up in Pottawatomie County and, after earning her degrees at Notre Dame and Stanford, returned to serve her home and people as the Director of Education for Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She also serves as Vice President of the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA), and on the board for the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education (OCIE).


Sarah Haselwood

Sarah grew up in Shawnee, attended Oklahoma Baptist University, and currently works as the VP of Food Sales at Shawnee Milling Company. Sarah serves on the boards of United Way of Pottawatomie County and the Avedis Foundation, among other volunteering efforts. 


She lives in Pottawatomie County with her two daughters, Emma and Mallory.


Paul Jennings

paul's bio here


Brandon Bell

aaron's bio here


Mike Affentranger

info about mike

board members in action

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board members check in guests to gala in
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leesa and tracy at community renewal int
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