Meals on Wheels Welcomes New President and CEO
Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa welcomes Katie Oatsvall as the incoming President and CEO. Oatsvall brings over eight years of executive leadership experience with Meals on Wheels programs, along with a demonstrated successful background in fundraising, communications, and government and public relations. Oatsvall will begin on June 13.
Oatsvall formerly served as the Executive Director of Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, where she was responsible for managing the agency’s 18 programs including Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Transportation, and In-Home Family Services and Parenting. In this role she led 60 staff and 650 volunteers to serve 10,000 residents annually.
“We are very pleased to have found the right person to lead Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa into the future,” said Jill Easley, Interim President and CEO of Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa. “Katie’s extensive servant leadership and nonprofit experience is what our organization needs in this time of constant growth.”
Before joining Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services in 2013, Oatsvall served as the Ohio Development Officer for Starr Commonwealth, where she drove individual investor relations as well as Ohio government relations and business development for residential, foster care, community-based services and independent transitional living. Prior to her work with Starr, Oatsvall was the Executive Director of Family Service of Racine, an outpatient mental health facility in Racine, WI where she helped grow the organization to include character-based lending, helping families reduce barriers to work.
Cara Hair, Chair of the Board for Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, shared that Oatsvall’s experience, vision and passion for nonprofit work combine to make her the perfect candidate to lead the organization during this next chapter.
“After a thorough search process, we are confident that Katie is the right leader for Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa,” Hair said. “Not only does she bring extensive experience in leadership, strategic vision and direction, and fundraising, but she has a heart for our mission of helping those in need.”