Governing Board

Governing Board

Meet the big dreamers! Our team is made up of the parents, teachers, businessmen and women, volunteer base, and so many more who choose to invest in the leaders of the next generation. Here are the members of the Loveworks Governing Board, members of which serve to strategically support and work towards the sustainability of the organization.

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Kris Boyd

Chief Operations Officer at Southwind Hills


Kris Boyd has resided in Norman since 1999 with my wife Kelly.  They have three kids, Kaden (16), Britton (12), and Abigail (11). They are active in keeping up with all of their activities.
Kris's work experience was previously at a community bank in Norman and has now worked for Southwind Hills over the past 3 years where he manages multiple businesses mainly focused within the construction and real estate industry.
He's passionate to see Loveworks continue its work of building up young leaders and entrepreneurs.  Together, he believes the board and the Loveworks staff will be committed to seeing Loveworks extend its reach within our communities.

Rusty Loeffler

Co-Founder and owner of Interurban Restaurants, Packards New American Kitchen, HunnyBunny Biscuit Co. 


Rusty co-opened Interurban Restaurants in 1976 in Norman and has been long involved in the community. He is dedicated to positively impacting our city and those around him. Rusty loves spending his free time with his family, playing with his grandchildren, and fishing. 
Michelle Linneman

Michelle Linnemann

Owner Operator at Diamond Payroll Services, LLC

Michelle is a 1974 graduate of Norman High School and  has a degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. She has over 30 years experience in the accounting and payroll industry and has owned or co-owned businesses that range from an antique store to a veterinary hospital.

Michelle is the mother of a son, Rhett, a daughter, Mikayla and has a teenage grandson, Seth. She is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Business Networking International, and other professional organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys studying history, genealogy, reading and antiquing.


Melany Dickens-Ray

Associate Vice President for Research,
Director of Planning & Research Facilities


Melany earned her Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at the University since 1987. She began with the Office of the Vice President for Research in 2003 as Building Manager of Stephenson Research and Technology Center on the University Research Campus, and is now the Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Planning & Research Facilities

Melany enjoys all outdoor activities, yoga, reading and spending time with family.

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Evan Fay

Associate Vice President for Research,
Director of Planning & Research Facilities

Evan is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Economics. He is passionate about the community and is involved in NormanNEXT, The Salvation Army, Kennedy Elementary Mentor program, Leadership Norman.

Evan loves the outdoors, discovering new places to eat, golf, reading or trying to keep up with his wife, Katie, on a training run.

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