The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice today named Moises Echeverria as president and CEO.

Echeverria, 31, has served as interim president and CEO since June. He previously served as the

organization’s director of operation and programs. Echeverria joined OCCJ as program coordinator in

2013.

An active member of several community groups, Echeverria has been honored for his commitment and

dedication to social justice.

In 2014, he was named Impacto Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber

of Commerce. In 2015, he was named to Oklahoma Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list.

“OCCJ programming is eye opening and life changing. It has been a privilege to have experienced those

programs while a student in high school and have the privilege to now lead and grow our organization,”

Moises said.

The announcement concludes a search process conducted by members of the OCCJ board’s Executive

Committee.

“Moises lives, breathes, and exudes the mission of our organization and is authentically wired to take

OCCJ to the next level,” said Shane Fernandez, OCCJ board chairman. “With Moises at the helm, and an

energetic staff supporting him, OCCJ has a bright future ahead.”

The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ) is a human relations organization solely

dedicated to achieving respect and understanding for all people through education, advocacy and

dialogue. Our vision is to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism in our state, in our generation.

OCCJ was once part of a national organization founded originally in 1927 as “The National Conference of

Christians and Jews.” That organization became “The National Conference for Community and Justice”

before OCCJ became a separate, freestanding nonprofit organization in Oklahoma.

OCCJ is the sole organization in our state dedicated exclusively to eliminate bias, bigotry, and racism in

our state, in our generation, and promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions, and

cultures through advocacy, dialogue, and education.