Renee alvarado Porter

Renee Alvarado Porter is passionate about education and economic development.  She is the CEO of Scissortail Community Development Corporation, a non-profit serving low income Oklahomans in the areas of economic and workforce development, housing, and healthcare.  She leads the ChoiceMatters team. 

During her career, she worked for a US Senator, held a political appointment at a federal department, worked for a university, was a manager at USA Today and, during graduate school worked in the London office of a Tulsa, OK-based energy company. 

Ms. Alvarado Porter holds three degrees and serves on the boards of numerous civic and philanthropic non-profit entities.


RObert M. Ruiz

Robert M. Ruiz's personal mission is to help increase the health and well-being of Oklahoma's Hispanic community through increased access to education, economic development, cultural development, and healthcare.  Robert is ChoiceMatters' Associate Director and Scissortail's COO.

Robert's community service has included sitting on the boards of the Norman Human Rights Commission, Mary Abbott Children’s House, State Chamber of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Sunbeam Family Services, and the Latino Community Development Agency.   He's entrepreneurial, having formed Enye Music and Enye Media.  Most recently, Robert helped redevelop and rebrand a 40+ year old shopping mall into Plaza Mayor, which included establishment of a latino cultural center, retail business incubator, and foundation for charter schools on the property.



Tracey Medina is a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma earning a B.A. in Journalism with a focus on public relations, as well as minors in business enterprise studies and Spanish.  She previously worked for a PR firm handling their Spanish social media efforts and planning and executing large events to promote the Hispanic culture in Oklahoma.  In addition to covering legislative reporting as an intern, Tracey has substantial experience in grassroots organizing and working with underrepresented communities.