AJ Griffin


With strong Oklahoma roots and a professional background in business, education, politics and nonprofit work, AJ Griffin brings to Potts Family Foundation tremendous insight into some of the most challenging issues facing Oklahoma families today.

A life-long Oklahoman, AJ grew up on a family farm in Adair. The child of educators, she holds degrees from Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a doctoral candidate at Baylor University studying Learning and Organizational Change.

AJ spent six years in the Oklahoma State Senate and passed landmark legislation for children including mandating insurance coverage for autism treatments, improving the foster care and juvenile justice systems, and focusing on health care access for all Oklahomans. She was the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a legislator including the Kate Barnard Child Advocate of the Year award.

Linda Manaugh

Linda Manaugh

M.Ed., Chief Programs Officer

Linda is a retired educator having taught children with learning disabilities in Moore and Oklahoma City Public Schools and serving as an administrator at Metro Technology Centers. She also worked in OKCPS Curriculum and Instruction Department as a technology trainer, gifted education coordinator and grant writer. At Metro Tech, Linda served as the administrator over a dropout recovery, supervised two different instructional campuses, managed the school’s foundation and served as grants and federal programs administrator. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. “When Pat Potts – my longtime friend and mentor – asked me to come out of retirement to work for the foundation, I simply couldn’t say ‘no.’  As an educator, parent, grandparent, and life-long Oklahoman, I believe wholeheartedly in the work we are doing here!”

Cassady Dixon

Office Administrator

Cassady comes to the Potts Family Foundation after having worked for over two years at Community Cares Partners. There, he helped facilitate the distribution of millions of dollars in Covid-19 relief funds to Oklahomans in need of help with their rental and utility payments. As that program began to wind down, Cassady was eager to continue working in the nonprofit world, and he jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Potts Family Foundation team. He was born and raised in Norman, and is a graduate of Chapman University in Orange, California. Cassady is excited to be back home in Oklahoma and helping the Potts Family Foundation mission of early childhood development and empowering all Oklahomans to reach their full potential.