Media release


(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Aug. 31, 2023 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is pleased to announce that Stephanie Harris will join the organization on Sept. 5 as the chief impact officer. In her role, she will provide leadership in the areas of Childhood Hunger, Community Health, Community Connections, Network Management, Advocacy and Public Policy and the Regional Food Bank Food & Resource Center.


“As a public health and social services leader, Stephanie brings exceptional experience and expertise to her new role with the organization,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are thrilled that she is joining the team.”


Harris brings over a decade of leadership experience in the nonprofit field. In her most recent position as the director of public health and social services with the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic and was responsible for the organization’s health and social services programs and was instrumental in helping to establish an on-site food pantry.


Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in healthcare administration. She has earned several honors including the Indian Health Service Oklahoma Area Director Customer Service Award in 2022, the Indian Health Services Director Customer Service Award in 2021, 40 under 40 in Cancer: Rising Stars and Emerging Leaders in 2020, Nextgen 30 under 30 Award in 2019 and Employee of the Year at the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic in 2018.


“I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to be part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma team,” said Harris. “I look forward to joining an organization of Hunger Fighters and assisting with a vision of an Oklahoma where no one goes hungry.”


About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest domestic hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community- based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit