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.
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!”