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Melva J. Franklin, M.P.H., CED

Program Director 
 

Melva Franklin, has enjoyed a long career in public service developing and implementing several innovative data-driven strategies to address critical social and economic issues impacting underserved and under-resourced communities. Ms. Franklin is professionally and academically trained in non-profit management, public health practice, and community economic development. She is skilled in strategic planning and operations, program development and implementation, research, and data analysis. Her efforts have been focused on root causes that impede access to basic needs and that create barriers to equitable economic opportunity. Her work has been applied across multiple disciplines and quality of life issues including, housing access, public safety, crime abatement, healthcare access and expanding the healthcare provider pipeline, and, post-secondary education completion. She has developed and managed programs within local, state, and federal government systems, major universities, a national foundation, and community-based initiatives. Her experience will now be applied to increasing workforce housing, and, stabilizing and sustaining small businesses in our local communities. 
 
Ms. Franklin received a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s degree in Public Health, Administration, and Policy from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, and a post-graduate certification in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Daisy Muñoz

Capital Access Manager

Daisy Muñoz is a first-generation student from the Southside of Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in English Writing. After graduating, she decided to pursue a Master's degree in the Regional City Planning program at the University of Oklahoma, with a focus on community and economic development. Daisy's goal is to work in Oklahoma City as an urban planner and to strengthen the relationship between communities and planning agencies.


Progress OKC's board includes stakeholders from across the metro:

·         Ashley Dickson – Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma

·         Kelly Gray – McLaughlin Family Foundation

·         Joseph H. Allen – Kings Worldwide Transportation

·         Teresa Goggins – Keller Williams 

·         Reverend Ray Douglas – Great Mt. Olive Baptist Church

·         Louis Almaraz - Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort

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