Our People

Board of Directors

Infant Crisis Services is governed by a volunteer board of directors, each with specific talents and expertise in areas that help to grow and expand the organization and its mission.

Officers

Chair
Cherish Ralls
Vice Chair
Kyle Impson
Treasurer
David Cottrell
Secretary
Andi Bledsoe
Board Governance Chair
Kristine Browne

Members

Cindy Batt
Jeff Bonney
Cher Bumps
Katherine Buxton
Carol Clark
Linda Hildebrant
Joy LaBar
Mandy LaForge
John Laws
Melanie Marshall, M.D.
Phillip Mazaheri
Callie Merritt
Lauren Ottaway Johnson
Lisa Putt
Marisa Records
Clay Taylor
Brooke Townsend

Young Professionals Board

The Young Professionals Board of Infant Crisis Services is comprised of 30 hardworking young adults, each with specific talents and expertise in areas that help to grow and expand the organization and its mission.

Applications for the Young Professionals Board are accepted here year-round and reviewed in October for membership the following year.

Officers

Chair
Caroline Ikard
Vice Chair
Kelsey Gilbert
Secretary
MaryKate Miller
Bingo for Babies Chairs
Libby Howard
Whitney Lopez
Board Liaison
Phillip Mazaheri

Members

Doug Brown
Kristina Byrd
Paul Cason
Kellee Craddock
Amy Davis
Allison Dumas
Emily Ellis
Caitlin Faris
Lindsey Fry
Jason Hall
Baird Harper
Hank Johnson
Taylor Langley
Alexa Lienhard
Randi McLain
Mithun Mansinghani
Scott Melson
Michael Myers
Erin Randall
Danny Rivera
Tommy Renouard
Sage Smith
Natalie Turner

Staff

Miki Farris

Executive Director

Miki Farris is a founder and currently serves as the executive director of Infant Crisis Services. Prior to this, she was the office manager for Melissa Clements, M.D., a career counselor with Career Management Services and a personnel officer at First National Bank of OKC.

Miki founded Infant Crisis Services in 1984 as a part of a Sunday School project at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Miki is an Oklahoma State University graduate, sustainer in the Junior League of Oklahoma City, board member and past president of the Alumni Board of Leadership OKC, member of the Kiwanis Club of OKC, member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni and an active member of the United Methodist Church of the Servant. She is married to Jim Farris and has three daughters and one son: Jacquelyn, Abbey, Ally, and Josh.

Jennifer Boren

Director of Operations and Finance

Jennifer Boren has worked at Infant Crisis Services since 1997. She is responsible for all operational aspects of the organization. She monitors and manages financial issues; coordinates business affairs between operations and functional departments; manages budgeting, financial accounting, human resources and payroll functions; and supervises client services, warehouse and facilities management staff.

Jennifer obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Iowa and Master’s of Education from University of Central Oklahoma. She is married to Paul Boren and they have two sons.

Beth Lykins

Director of Volunteer Programs

Beth Lykins has worked at Infant Crisis Services since 2005. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the volunteer programs including the Summer Teen Program and Teen Associate Board Program. Beth is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in Child Development. Beth is a former president of COVA, Central Oklahoma Volunteer Administrators.

Beth is a member of LifeChurch and is married to Kelly Lykins. They have two children, Ryan and Ryder.

Allison Parker

Director of Development and Communications

Allison Parker has worked at Infant Crisis Services since 2017. She is responsible for all things fundraising – special events, planned giving, in-kind drives, and donor relationships. She also oversees external communications and outreach. Allison was born and raised in Norman, OK, and obtained a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Kansas. She previously worked in development at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and is the past president of AFP Oklahoma (Association of Fundraising Professionals). She is also an active member of Junior League of Oklahoma City. Allison and her husband, Spencer, live in central Oklahoma City with their daughter, Rowan.

AMANDA HOWELL
Manager of Communications

JEANETTE RIVERA
Manager of Client Services

NICOLE SUKENIS
Manager of BabyMobile Services

DANIELLE SMITH
Development Manager

CHUCK GENTRY
Manager of Inventory Services

JILLIAN NEVILLE
Development Manager

TRISHA BUNCE
Development Manager

JULIA NORED
Creative Coordinator

ALEJANDRA VILLAR
Volunteer Program Coordinator

RENEE VINCENT
Volunteer Program Projects Coordinator

ASHLEY BURNETT
Volunteer Program Coordinator

MARITA ROJAS
Client Services Coordinator

BECKY PHILIPS
Client Services Coordinator

SINTIA LEVARIO
Client Services Coordinator

CHAYANNE SALDANA
Client Services Coordinator

MELISSA HERMOSILLO
Client Services Coordinator

CINDY REYES
Client Services Coordinator

MELISSA RODAS
BabyMobile Client Services Coordinator

YARA GUTIERREZ
BabyMobile Client Services Coordinator

JARED FATKIN
Facilities and Accounting Coordinator

JACQUIE JOHNSON
Executive Assistant

CHANNA SMITH
Human Resources Administrator

Infant Crisis Services
Donald W. Reynolds Center
4224 N. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-528-3663

Donor door hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Service hours are:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm