TULSA, Okla. (March 28, 2022) – Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO) has hired new organizational leadership with the addition of Narine Lambert as Director of Finance and Administration and Keili McEwen as Director of Strategic Advancement. Both bring a wealth of government and nonprofit experience to their newly-created roles and will serve as members of the HFO executive team.
“In this next phase of HFO’s organizational life, it was crucial for us to expand our executive team to get fresh ideas and diverse perspectives,” said Chris Bernard, Hunger Free Oklahoma Executive Director. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome Keili and Narine to our leadership. As we seek to scale solutions, build new partnerships, and continue to move the needle on hunger in Oklahoma, their experience and expertise will be crucial to our success.”
Based in Tulsa, Narine Lambert will advance the Hunger Free Oklahoma mission by overseeing the financial management and day-to-day administrative functions of the organization. She is a highly skilled federal and state contracts manager, having most recently served as the Senior Director of Accounting at Volunteers of America Oklahoma, where she worked in various finance roles for over six years. Lambert received a Master of Accounting and Audit from the Poltava State Agrarian Academy. Raised in Armenia and Ukraine, she moved to the U.S. in 2009, where she began her accounting career with the Association of Direct Care Trainers.
Keili McEwen will round out the organization’s executive leadership based in Oklahoma City, along with Jessica Dietrich, who was recently promoted to Director of Government Relations and Public Policy.
McEwen will spearhead strategic communications and fund development initiatives at HFO. Most recently, she served as the Chief of Strategic Engagement and Communications Director at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services where she led the agency’s external engagement work. McEwen’s background also includes roles in the offices of Governor Mary Fallin, Governor Mike Huckabee, and CMA Strategies, as well as multiple nonprofit roles. A life-long Oklahoman, she received a BA and MA from Oklahoma City University.
Lambert and McEwen will begin their roles with Hunger Free Oklahoma effective immediately.
Hunger Free Oklahoma works to leverage the power of collaboration to solve hunger in Oklahoma by improving systems, policies, and practices. Learn more at HungerFreeOK.org.