Boyd Shook is a practicing physician in Oklahoma and a native Oklahoman. His specialty is Internal Medicine although he practiced Hematology and Oncology for 25 years. He has worked as a medical director for the Central Oklahoma Medical Group and as Chief of Ambulatory Care at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
With the help of many good people, Boyd established a free medical clinic in Epworth Methodist Church. That clinic now treats over 100 patients each Saturday morning with the support of the best group of volunteers in Oklahoma. Since the inception of this clinic in 1995, we have treated over 10,000 patients.
Boyd also leads brigades of medical workers to Nicaragua each year. On a typical trip about 2000 people receive the medicines that the brigade hauls down. The groups go to remote areas where health care is scarce and medications lacking or expensive. Working in this foundation has now become the central goal he pursues.
Dra. Daysi Reyes graduated from medical school in Leon, Nicaragua, and went to work among the needy in Chacraseca. She devoted many hours to caring for the poor. During a Manos Juntas Medical Mission she expressed a desire for further training in Internal Medicine. She enrolled in the English Language School in Edmond and became acquainted with the Manos Juntas Free Medical Clinic. She has been a strong advocate for better care for the needy and has devoted many hours in this endeavor. Every Saturday she works with the clinical and volunteer staff during clinic hours. Her contributions are many and purposeful. She teaches and treats at all levels. Her primary concern is for sustainability of this clinic. Her enthusiasm is contagious and valuable to other board members.
Erma Stewart retired, after serving for 22 years, as Media Director at Memorial High School in Edmond. She immediately started Volunteer work at the Edmond Hospital, the Edmond Hope Center, and the Edmond Historical Society. In 1998, Erma began doing Historical Reenactments and pursued this avocation for 17 years performing often in Oklahoma as well as many other states. She was a Home-Stay Mother for International students for approximately 20 years and hosted students from 15 different countries. She is an avid bridge player. She has three children, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren -- all who give her much joy. In 2013, Erma performed an historical reenactment of Eleanor Roosevelt for a Manos Juntas fundraiser. The next year she joined the Manos Juntas Board of Directors and has served as Secretary the past 3 years.
Cene’ Livingston, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNE, is a certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in the provision of primary care. She is from Oklahoma City and is interested in improving and/or eliminating health disparities among low-income minority patients, cultural humility, women's issues, and social justice issues. Dr. Livingston teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program (BSN-DNP) at Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing.
Guadalupe served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and earned a degree in Criminal Justice. Following her military service, Guadalupe received a Microbiology degree from the University of Oklahoma and worked as Nucleic Acid Technician (NAT) at the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). While working in the Nucleic Acid Laboratory, she tested the integrity of blood donations by screening for HIV, HCV, HBV, and WNV for blood transfusions. Guadalupe also served as the ZIKA Study coordinator for newly implemented laboratory to integrate the Panther instrument from investigational to clinical testing. Guadalupe is passionate to advocating and enhancing care of uninsured patients. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and traveling with her family as well as serving in a children’s ministry.
Jennifer has recently joined us after graduating from Pharmacy school and joining the CVS work force. She has volunteered for the Manos Juntas Free Clinic for many years and has always been helpful with inventories and assuring that our pharmaceuticals have always been within date and dispensed appropriately. She not only brings her expertise to our board, but also brings her husband, Dat Pham, and her family of dedicated sisters. She loves to fish and play tennis with her family and friends.
I am Lee Smith, owner of P.c.u.p. (Professionals in Corporate Urinalysis Protection) an Oklahoma City based drug testing company, since 1998. I have a B.A. from Oakland University. I am a certified collector/trainer and serve as a committee member for DATIA (the Drug and Alcohol Testing Association). I am the mother of one very creative son, Nol.
I have served as president of my neighborhood association. I’ve been a member of Mayflower Congregational UCC for 15 years, and have participated in Mobile Meals for the last ten. My passions in life are simple “ to help where I can". I truly be believe in the mission of Manos Juntas.
I have lived in Oklahoma all my life except for four years that I was in the Navy. I worked for 26 years for Kerr-McGee Corporation as a computer programmer until 1994. I spent 16 years volunteering at Contact (now Heartline), a telephone service where anyone with any problem can call and find a listening ear. I helped with a food pantry that provided food to persons living with AIDS for five years and helped with the Church of the Open Arms food pantry for one year. I have volunteered at the Manos Juntas medical clinic for about five years. For the last year I have been responsible for coordinating the volunteers from Penn Avenue Redemption UMC. I find the work at the Manos Juntas clinic to be very rewarding. I am awed at seeing the work that is being done by a wonderful group of volunteers. Many of the patients have no other viable option for getting health care. Many have chronic conditions that would significantly reduce their quality of life if they did not have the medications that are given out at this clinic.
Dat Pham is a pharmacist who has served as board member since 2012. He started to volunteer at Manos Juntas his senior year in high school. He became involved in Manos Juntas clinic because of his passion to help people, and he wanted to give back to the community. He has experience in various pharmacy settings including retail, independent, hospital, and managed care pharmacy. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, travel, play tennis, and go fishing.
Jackson is currently a student at Oklahoma Christian University. He has been volunteering at Manos Juntas for several years. As a volunteer at Manos Juntas he has been very active in teaching other volunteers about chronic disease management and about techniques including phlebotomy. On the campus of Oklahoma Christian University he founded the Eagles Health Initiative which is a co-curricular student organization. This organization promotes health service and education on the campus and in the surrounding Oklahoma City community. This club has grown to 60 members and has developed a strong rapport with faculty, staff, and leaders with Oklahoma City. He spearheaded the Student Fitness Challenge program on Oklahoma Christian University campus that will allow one hundred selected students to participate each semester led by fitness trainers and health professionals. He also launched The Masters Garden, a community garden on an unused portion of Oklahoma Christian University campus, to encourage healthy diets and provide fresh produce to federally declared food desert communities. His passion for providing healthcare to patients of low socio-economic status has manifested itself with his many activities.