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Molly Oakley is the Chief Operations Officer at Trust Women. She has been with Trust Women since 2011 when she started as an intern in voter outreach. Ms. Oakley began directing the Youth Mobilization and Leadership Program with Trust Women which focused on participation, canvassing and voter registration efforts. She has been an integral part of the development and operations of Trust Women’s clinics and foundation. Ms. Oakley graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Social Justice.
Christie Burkhart is the Chief Compliance Officer at Trust Women. She left corporate America as business manager and joined Trust Women in 2017. Ms. Burkhart holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development in Human Life with a specialty in Early Childhood Education with Children with Disabilities from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. During her time at the University of Kansas, Ms. Burkhart volunteered with the Douglas County AIDS Project. Ms. Burkhart advocated for expanding educational resources regarding HIV and AIDS and lobbied to expand health care benefits for Kansans living with HIV and AIDS.
Rebecca Tong is the Director of Development at Trust Women. She worked as a non-profit advocacy and political organizer with Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI) for three-and-a-half years. Most recently, she was as a regional director with GCI, contracted to run fundraising and membership building operations on behalf of national non-profits such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Ms. Tong ran a petition campaign that successfully created a ballot measure to overturn Citizens United in Colorado; and she ran a large GOTV operation out of Boulder for the 2012 election cycle. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in political science and international development studies.
Katie Knutter is the Director of Advocacy. She has worked with Trust Women in a number of capacities since 2012, when she started as an intern with the Youth Mobilization and Leadership program working to elect prochoice candidates in Kansas. She has previously served as the Director of Communications and Grants and Clinic Director of Trust Women Oklahoma. Ms. Knutter graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies in 2012. During her time at OU, Ms. Knutter was a founding member of Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice and helped create a hotline for people seeking information about abortion. Ms. Knutter has been an active volutneer for arts organizations and reproductive justice organizations, currently services as a board member for the Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice. A fourth generation Oklahoma, Ms. Knutter is committed to better understanding and serving people in rural areas seeking reproductive health care.