Our Staff
Craig Knutson
President & CEO (ext. 311) - 25 by 25 Initiative

Craig Knutson has held professional/executive positions in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He serves on a number of local and statewide boards of directors. Craig is an OKCEO and has a long history of supporting early childhood development through his professional and personal affiliations. “I agreed to serve on the PFF Board and later became Chair for several reasons.  I am passionate about our mission and the topic.  I have been a supporter of early childhood education since the late 80s. I am a huge fan of Ray and Pat Potts and what they have done for Oklahoma and for elevating this topic at a time when long-term solutions to societal and economic problems are too often dismissed.  Finally, I have come to see, through their children and grandchildren, the importance of ‘giving back to the community.’  They have instilled in them a charitable philosophy that will carry on for generations to come.”  Craig currently serves as PFF's President & CEO.

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Pat Potts
MBA, Immediate Past President & CEO (ext. 313) - LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

Pat co-founded the Community Resource Development Foundation and its successor, the Potts Family Foundation (PFF).  She also founded the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and served as president and CEO for over 20 years. Pat was also a founder of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition Association. Pat has also served as President on the Oklahoma City School Board, Oklahoma City Beautiful, the Zoo Trust, the Society of Fund Raising Executives, and she currently serves on the boards the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, Sunbeam Foundation, and the Educare Center. Pat was honored by the Journal Record as “Woman of the Year” in 2012. She focuses on leveraging resources “to address root causes and build the human potential of the people of our state one child and one organization at a time.”

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Linda Turner
SPHR, SHRM-SCP Human Resource Manager (ext. 314) - FAMILY POSITIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Linda is an alumna of Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management, is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is Past-President of the Oklahoma Healthcare Human Resources Association and is Past-Vice President of the Tulsa Risk Management Association. Linda also holds the esteemed accreditation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Linda’s vast career experience includes serving as an adjunct professor at OSU-OKC and serving in executive level positions at a variety of companies and corporations including QuikTrip, Tyson Foods, Inc., AmeriTruck Inc., Variety Care, and many others. Along the way, Linda has always enjoyed her positions as instructor OSU-OKC and at Seminole State College. She loves training and learning!

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Linda Manaugh
M.Ed., Director, Communications & Program Support (ext. 302)

Linda is a retired educator having taught children with learning disabilities in Moore and Oklahoma City Public Schools and serving as an administrator at Metro Technology Centers. She also worked in OKCPS Curriculum and Instruction Department as a technology trainer, gifted education coordinator and grant writer. At Metro Tech, Linda served as the administrator over a dropout recovery program, supervised two different instructional campuses, managed the school’s foundation and served as grants and federal programs administrator. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. “When Pat Potts - my longtime friend and mentor - asked me to come out of retirement to work for the foundation, I simply couldn’t say ‘no’. As an educator, parent, grandparent, and life-long Oklahoman, I believe wholeheartedly in the work we are doing here!”

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Gloria Marquez
Executive Administrative Assistant (ext. 315)

Gloria is a student of the University of Central Oklahoma. She recently graduated with a a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences – Pre Med and a Minor in Spanish. She hopes to go to medical school and become a physician in geriatric practice. She graduated from ASTEC Charter School and Metro Technology Center in 2014. She graduated with Honors including being named Superintendent’s Student of the Year her senior year. Gloria enjoys the piano and is also involved in teaching Sunday school for 7th grade, and singing in a choir among other things at Little Flower Church. She works part-time as the Executive Administrative Assistant at PFF.

Liv Barron
Intern
Liv is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the University of Central Oklahoma. During her Sophomore and Junior year Liv was involved in several different organizations. She held positions ranging from the public relations chair to the role of the president in two organizations she was a cofounder in, American Sign Language and Espresso Rotaract Club. Her involvement in organizations helped influence the change in major from Forensic Science to Business. After graduation Liv plans to work her way up to a Business Management position. Her aspirations are to create a positive impact in her community as she grows within the business field.

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