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Board of Directors

Allyson Coffey

Co Chair

Allyson Coffey is from Shawnee, Oklahoma, and went to college at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She currently lives in Oklahoma City. Allyson is the owner/agent of a successful insurance agency, Coffey Insurance.

Kathryn Primas

Co-Chair

Kathryn is an Oklahoma City native.  She received a B.A. in History/Criminology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and a M.S.W. with an emphasis on macro social work from Boston University.  After completing her M.S.W, she worked overseas before returning home in 2004.  She is the Executive Director at Safe Exchanges, an agency that provides supervised visitation and monitored exchange services.  Kathryn enjoys international travel, especially the trips she takes with the National Association of Social Workers exploring issues of social justice and access to services in underserved populations.

Randal Marsh

Past Chair

Randal grew up in Seiling, a small farming community in western Oklahoma. He majored in Fashion Marketing at the University of Central Oklahoma, and he has spent the last six years working as a showroom and store manager for New Leaf Florist in Casady Square. He currently resides in The Village with his cocker spaniel, Chardonnay.

Randal is in the process of becoming a foster parent through DHS, and he is excited about this new chapter in his life. Randal is passionate about politics and is active to forward the movement of equality and civil rights in Oklahoma. He also serves as Cimarron’s Gala Committee Co-Chair, planning the annual LGBT History Month Gala.

Dr. J. David Macey, Jr.

Vice Chair

J. David Macey, who grew up in the Boston area and has lived in New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington state, has been a faculty member at the University of Central Oklahoma since 1999.  He currently chairs the English department at UCO and serves as faculty advisor to UCO’s Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE).

A resident of Oklahoma City, David is an active member of the First Unitarian Church, a director of Interweave Continental, the national Unitarian Universalist BGLTQ affinity and advocacy organization; a member of the editorial board of the scholarly journal Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture; and a volunteer for a wide range of community organizations.  He co-founded and helps to coordinate UCO’s Safe Zone Ally Program, and he is a member of the city-wide task force that is developing strategies to meet the needs of homeless BGLTQ youth and young adults in Oklahoma City.

A past recipient of Cimarron Alliance’s Torch Award, David also helped to establish Oklahoma City Youth United, a citywide BGLTQA youth group.  A graduate of Yale, Brown and Vanderbilt Universities, David teaches courses on Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature, BGLT literature, popular fiction, and literary and critical theory. He was co-editor of the five-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature, and he has published articles and presented papers on eighteenth-century Utopian fiction, the transformation of Classical motifs in Renaissance poetry, and the representation of sexuality and gender in literature and film, among other topics.

Jim Busenbark

Treasurer

Jim was born and grew up in Tulsa.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in Management.  He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.  He started his career with Southwestern Bell/AT&T in Oklahoma City. He held various operational and staff positions as a manager.  He has lived in St. Louis, Houston, and Dallas until retiring from AT&T and returning to Oklahoma City.  He started Stress Less-Meditation for Beginners at Cimarron and co-leads the classes.

Laurette Taylor

Secretary

Laurette grew up in Jacksonville, FL and still misses the beach after 27 years in Oklahoma. She moved to Norman in 1987 to accept a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma. She lives in Crown Heights with her family (partner Sally, two dogs, and a cat) and has been involved in community and professional service activities for many years. She is returning to the board after a one year hiatus and previously served in a number of positions with the Cimarron board, including serving as board co-chair. She is excited about the opportunity to serve on the board again as we work with the community to achieve our mission of A Fair and Just Oklahoma.

Paula Sophia Schonauer

Board Member

Paula Sophia Schonauer wrote a book called Shadowboxer and is trying to get people to read it. She’s also a bicycle cop in her day job, pedaling the streets of Oklahoma City trying to keep the peace. When she’s not writing or riding, she attends spoken word events, eats her honey’s sumptuous cooking, cheers her children’s successes, goes on motorcycle excursions, plays her drums, and hugs her friends, family, and chosen family. Oh, yeah… she happens to be transgender.

Beverly Evans

Board Member

Beverly Evans, L.C.S.W., has been in private practice since 1979, working with many gay and lesbian individuals and couples.  She was active in the early feminist movement in Oklahoma City, the development of the Oklahoma County Task Force on Domestic Violence, and the advisory boards of the YWCA Rape Crisis Center and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health services for women.  She was vice-president of the board of Individual Artists of Oklahoma.  Currently working part-time, she is incorporating the practice of mindfulness into her professional as well as her personal life. Beverly lives with her black Lab, Rosie, who is going to be a good dog very soon.

Marlo Miller

Board Member

Marlo considers herself an Oklahoman, growing up in Mustang beginning at age 6.  She received her B.A./D.D.S. degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and went on to earn a Masters of Science and certificate specializing in the field of orthodontics from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2005.  After moving back to Oklahoma, she built an orthodontic practice from scratch on the west side of OKC, which has grown into a thriving local business.  She enjoys being able to treat patients of all ages, as well as watching the journeys of changing people’s bites and smiles; the results, of which, make people more comfortable and confident, and can be life changing and very rewarding for all involved.  Marlo is very excited to be able to collaborate with Cimarron, DBA, and the LGBT community in a process that parallels her career with the opportunity to touch lives in such a positive way and in hopes of continuing to pave the way for future generations to come.  Although free time can be a little hard to come by, she has many diverse interests, topped by an avid love for mountain and road biking.

Marquet Clay

Board Member

Jeff Riles

Board Member

Jeff Riles is an attorney  and a member of the firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. He represents clients in a range of transactional and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on the alternative energy industry.

While at Phillips Murrah, Jeff has worked with and helped a variety of major businesses, national organizations, and individuals navigate their way through the tricky energy and environmental regulatory world. In particular, he has direct experience in energy and resource planning in electricity markets, helping clients harness Oklahoma’s native blessings such as natural gas and renewable power. He also works closely with highly regulated companies and has helped them achieve successful commercial outcomes before various state agencies. Jeff also possesses a rich knowledge of quickly changing federal and local environmental law that directly impacts business operations.

While in law school, Jeff was president of the Student Bar Association. He was a mentor and section leader of the Dean’s Council, a member of Students for Access to Justice, and recipient of honors from Dean Andrew Coats Fellowship for Summer Public Service. Jeff was recognized with the Student Bar Association Award as the graduating student who rendered the most valuable and significant service to the student body. He was also listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll. As an undergraduate, he served as Student Body President and member of the Board of Trustees of Oklahoma City University. In 2012, Jeff was honored at the White House as an emerging leader in Oklahoma. And, in 2013, Jeff was named by iOnOklahoma Magazine as one of Oklahoma’s 30 Under 30.

Jeff has myriad of interests. He has worked on projects such as the Oklahoma Sustainability Networks’ Green Building Code grant project, funded by Oklahoma’s State Energy Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, where he helped train government leaders and industry representatives on green building codes and green energy efforts. He also serves as President of the board of directors for the Alumni Association of Oklahoma City University and serves on the sponsorship committee for Lyric Theater Oklahoma City. Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors of Cimarron Alliance and serves on the economic development committee of Uptown 23rd. He is also a member of Young Professionals in Energy.

Born in Florida, Jeff grew up in a military family traveling the world and now lives in Oklahoma City. In his free time, he enjoys local politics, spending time with his friends, and fanatically following the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jeff is passionate and a little nerdy about his law practice because it enables him to help people achieve their business and personal objectives while “improving the world we live in!”

Andrew West Griffin

Board Member

Andrew West Griffin is a native of Wichita, Kansas and has lived in Oklahoma since 2005 when he moved to Lawton to work at The Lawton Constitution as a court and crime reporter. 

Having graduated from John Brown University with a degree in journalism, Andrew has made a career out of writing, ultimately marrying Monica Smith in 2007 and launching the independent, Oklahoma-focused news website Red Dirt Report that same year. 

Andrew has a passion for peace, social justice, civil rights and marriage equality. He passionately pursues the truth and lives by the words of courageous 19th century abolitionist and hero Elijah P. Lovejoy, who said, before he was killed by a pro-slavery mob in the 1830′s: (A)s long as American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, to publish whatever I please on any subject–being amenable to the laws of my country for the same.”

In 2013 he received the Cimarron Alliance’s annual “Excellence in Media Award” and he, along with his staff, continue to promote stories highlighting issues facing the LGBT community. 

Andrew and Monica live in Oklahoma City with their two sons and four cats.

Teresa Moinette

Board Member