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Meet Our Staff

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Toni Moore

Founder, President & CEO

Through her own personal experience with medical crisis and her experience in healthcare administration, Toni stepped out in faith in 2004 and, along with her friend, Brooke Gage, founded Hospitality House of Tulsa based on principles found in the Biblically defined practice of hospitality. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Information Systems, Mrs. Moore served fifteen years in hospital administration. She is currently working on writing a devotional book on Hospitality.

Toni also served as a board member for the Healthcare Hospitality Network which provides education, networking and certification resources to over 200 hospital hospitality houses nationwide. She speaks locally and nationally to healthcare entities, churches, and corporations regarding hospitality within healthcare, Biblically hospitality and the ministry of hospitality.

 

Toni and her team are dedicated to solving Oklahoma’s patient and caregiver lodging problem and significantly reducing families’ out of pocket expenses while improving outcomes for Oklahoma hospitals through Boundless Hospitality. She considers it a privilege to serve families in medical crisis through this ministry of hospitality.

Samantha Burks

Samantha Burks

Administrative Coordinator

Originally from Houston, Texas, Samantha first came to Tulsa to attend Oral Roberts University where she graduated with a degree in Ministry and Leadership. She enjoys administratively supporting organizations with impactful missions and has experience volunteering and working in the non-profit sector. After a year working in Houston, she decided to come back to Tulsa in July of 2020 to use her experience to support the mission at Hospitality House.

 

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, reading, and taking walks outside.

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Daci-Vawn Deveaux

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Nassau, Bahamas, Daci-Vawn moved to Tulsa to pursue a Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University. Since then, Daci-Vawn has served in various capacities at John 3:16 Ministries, Monte Cassino Catholic Schools and Heritage Missionary Baptist Church. It is with a heart for serving that Daci-Vawn joyfully accepted a position with the Hospitality House family.

Daci-Vawn is presently pursuing a doctoral degree in Leadership and Ministry and in her very limited spare time, she likes to bowl, take road trips and exercise. 

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Lauren Mebane

Development and Communications Coordinator

Lauren began studying for her bachelor's degree in business marketing, and then decided to pursue a second degree in Christian Ministry through Ozark Christian College. After graduating and getting married, Lauren and her husband moved to Colorado for a short time before moving to Oklahoma not more than a year later. They settled nicely into her husband's home church, as he took on a new job there. Lauren had dreams of working for a nonprofit that worked to spread the Gospel within its mission. Shortly after her move from Colorado she was connected to the mission of Hospitality House and now she could not be happier to be a part of an amazing staff and a great mission.

When she isn't in the office, she loves to read and go to local coffee shops to enjoy a delicious latte or cup of coffee.

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Elise Gaulin

Guest Experience Director

A Broken Arrow native, Elise graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration before starting her hospitality career in hotels in Tulsa in 2013. She has held several different positions in hotel operations and hotel sales before joining the HHT staff in March 2020.

 

In her spare time, Elise enjoys spending time with her friends, being a dog mom to her rescue dog, Dixie, and serving at her church, Life.Church Jenks.

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Sommer Bailey

Guest Experience Ambassador/ Weekend Manager

A medical crisis first brought Sommer to Hospitality House, as a guest in 2016. The excellent care and compassion she received while a guest prompted her to come back and volunteer. In October 2017 Sommer became a permanent fixture at Hospitality House and joined the staff full-time. Sommer’s experience of being a guest at Hospitality House uniquely equips her to deliver the care most needed by our guests. When guests check-in with Sommer they experience kindness and compassion by someone who truly understands what they are going through. Sommer always has a pot of coffee on in the Welcome Center and a listening ear available for guests who need to talk.

 

When Sommer is not serving families she enjoys working in her garden, tending to her butterflies or traveling the open road with her husband.

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Kelsey Jones

Guest Experience Ambassador

Originally from Purcell, OK, Kelsey moved to the Tulsa area in 2017. She received a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In previous experiences, she worked in non-profit case management and as a Job Coach for people with disabilities. She came to Hospitality House desiring to grow spiritually in the Biblical gift of hospitality and to learn more about caring for others in a new way.

In her free time, Kelsey loves reading novels, taking walks, and spending time with her husband, Caleb. They enjoy board game nights with friends, hanging out with their families, and movie nights at home.

Rhonda Churchwell

Rhonda Churchwell

First Impressions Ambassador

Rhonda is originally from Hugo, Oklahoma and has lived in Tulsa since 1997. She is a proud member of the Choctaw/Creek Nation. She has 4 children and 9 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, and outdoor activities such as riding bikes, flying kites, fishing, and playing with bubbles. She is always willing to help people and radiates kindness to those around her.

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