Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance
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NORA Leadership

Board of Directors

Johnnie Earp, Grand savings bank, Chair
Dr. Ron Cambiano, NSU, Vice- Chair
Horace lindley, Town of Gore, Treasurer
Anna Knight, Cherokee Nation, Secretary
Sherry Alexander, Rogers state university
Barbara Hawkins, Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce
Tami McKeon, Grand Gateway
Scott Fry, MidAmerica Industrial Park
Andy McMillan, Cherokee Nation Businesses
Judy McCombs, OK Manufacturing Alliance
Suzanne Sullivan, Vian Community Foundation
Justin Alberty, Grand River Dam Authority
Steve GilbertMiami Chamber of Commerce
Diane Kelley, Cherokee Nation
Stanley Young, Lake Region Electric Coop
Diana Forth, Nowata County
Jason nichols,
City of tahlequah
marie Synar,
Muskogee City-County Port Authority 
Jeri Koehler, City of Claremore
Shelldon miggletto, Stilwell
clayton lucas,
city of sallisaw




 Darla Heller

Executive Director

Darla Heller has guided NORA since February
2016. She has been responsible for taking NORA’s existing vision and growing it beyond what it has been in the past. Born and raised in Wagoner, Okla. Darla is familiar with northeast Oklahoma and NORA’s partners. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Tulsa. She previously worked as NE Regional Development Specialist with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Wagoner County Economic Development Authority, and Greater Area Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.