Board, Staff, and Partners
Cristi joined Edmond Mobile Meals in December of 2013 as the Assistant Director and became the Executive Director in May 2016.
Cristi has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and an M.B.A. with High Honors and a specialization in marketing from Oklahoma City University.
During most of her career Cristi has worked for large advertising agencies in Dallas and Kansas City, as well as the Marketing Specialist for Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City. She draws from her expertise in relationship building, marketing, and public relations to help make Edmond Mobile Meals a model of community engagement, volunteer management, and client satisfaction for Meals on Wheels organizations nationwide.
Cristi previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and was an active member of the Oklahoma School Public Relations Association. Cristi volunteers for Edmond Public Schools and was a Girl Scout Troop leader for 2 years. She received a certification in Nonprofit Management from the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits in December 2014 and is a member of Leadership Edmond Class XXXII.
Chef/Director of Food Services
Toni Washington graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2007. During her tenure at the YWCA of Southern Oklahoma, which later became the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma, she served as the Grace Resource Center director and helped develop and later direct the Grace Day Center, a center for the Ardmore area homeless during the day. Outside of work in Ardmore, she served as the youth director for Corinth Baptist Church, as secretary for the Homeless Alliance division of the Carter County Turning Point Coalition, and was a member of the 2009 class of Leadership Ardmore. She also developed a cooking class program for fifth-graders from Franklin Elementary School entitled Kids Can Cook.
Toni’s love of food preparation began at an early age and during her time in Ardmore; she was able to cater office parties, banquets, a wedding, and a few United Way events. She continues to learn and develop her craft as Director of Food Services and graduated from Platt College Culinary Arts program in March 2016.
Toni created the successful summer program, “Little Chefs Learn to Serve”, at Edmond Mobile Meals in 2015 to introduce children to cooking and service to their community.