BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF
Board of Directors
Dr. Gary W. Gerber, President was educated at Broken Arrow High School and Oklahoma State University where he earned degrees and certifications in psychology, educational psychology, and educational administration. He enjoyed a long career with Broken Arrow Public Schools, creating and building the special education program, then serving as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Later he was Assistant Superintendent of Operations as well as Superintendent of Schools. Following retirement in 2010, Gary was an independent consultant for ten years. While at BAPS, he was involved in the Vision 2025 planning effort and was appointed to the Downtown Revitalization committee which was a precursor to the Rose District planning committees. He was invited to join the Historical Society Board in 2000, where he served as president for the next nine years. He led the effort to secure city bond funds to build the 9000 square foot building in use today, and he also led a successful fund raising campaign for exhibit construction. Dr. Gerber was involved in every aspect of the current building’s construction and development, including design, while simultaneously leading the design and construction of the new BAPS Performing Arts Center. He was particularly thrilled to stand on the third floor of the museum in a hard hat, among the steel girders, and gaze over at the PAC which was in a similar state of construction. Dr. Gerber was named a Broken Arrow Great Graduate in 2003, and in 2008 he and wife Betty were Co-Citizens of the Year of the Chamber of Commerce.
Joe Quickle, Vice-President is a 5th generation Oklahoman dating back to when it was Indian Territory. He is married to the love of his life, Megan, and moved to Broken Arrow in 2015. Along with many years of community involvement independently and with various non-profit organizations, Joe is also passionate about science, research, history, and helping people discover their roots through genealogy. Outside of his day job, Joe is a voice-over artist, actor, member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and co-hosts a couple of internationally recognized podcasts. He attended both Performing Arts and TV & Film production through a remote program at NYU.
Macy Goodnight, Secretary, is a freelance writer for Broken Arrow Magazine and is a self-employed, professional photographer at Macy Goodnight Photography. She is a fifth-generation Oklahoman with ancestral roots in pre-statehood Indian Territory. She is passionate about history and genealogy and currently volunteers at the Broken Arrow Genealogical Society, serving as their Editor, as well as assisting in the library. Macy finds great joy in inspiring others to feel as excited about history as she is.Her previous work experience includes Event Coordinator and Educator at the Oklahoma Aquarium, as part of the original staff that opened the attraction in 2003. She has also served as an officer in PTA, and has experience working with non-profits in their fundraising efforts. She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, while working towards her Bachelor’s in English, and holds an Advanced Certification in Photography. Macy is grateful to be a part of The Museum Broken Arrow, and is looking forward to contributing her energy to such a rewarding endeavor.
Ashley Donnell, Treasurer, joined the board because she wanted to be more involved with and serve the community of Broken Arrow. She is a seasoned professional in the realm of Human Resources and Accounting, concurrently steering her own successful bookkeeping venture. Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Northeastern State University and an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Tulsa Community College, Ashley's educational pursuits emphasize her commitment to excellence. Beyond her professional life, Ashley finds joy in kindred spirits and shared adventures. She and her husband, Jake, share a mutual zest for life, frequently immersing themselves in the vivacity of fairs and festivals, igniting their mutual passion for new experiences and cultural enrichment. Ashley has a passion for reading and is a self-proclaimed Harry Potter enthusiast. She also enjoys baking and is teaching herself how to create pastries from scratch.
Shannon Summers, President-Elect, is a fourth generation Broken Arrow area resident and fifth generation Oklahoman. She is a K-12 graduate of Broken Arrow schools and graduated Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Shannon grew up on Broken Arrow’s Main Street at her grandparents’ business, Smitty’s Western Store, where she started working at 4 years old modeling western wear. Shannon enjoys learning about a wide range of subjects with history, fashion, music, and agriculture topping the list. Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Native, and Appalachia history and folklore are of particular interest. In her previous work life, Shannon traveled frequently and found people are always interested in sharing their local history and it
makes for great conversations. Shannon feels good conversation, food, and music are some of the best ways to connect and grow. She believes to know where you want to go in the future, you should understand where you came from. Shannon’s volunteer activities focus on family and small businesses, two things that are important to her. When Shannon is not working in the staffing industry, you will find her at softball games cheering on her nieces, attending FFA and church activities, reading, enjoying retail therapy, trying her hand at various crafts, and attempting to grow tomatoes
Dr. Robert (Bob) Rosser, Director, The Robert Rosser family has lived in Broken Arrow continuously for over one hundred years. Bob Jr. graduated B.A.H.S. in 1959 followed by a B.S. in 1963 at O.S.U., an M.S. in 1965 at O.S.U., and a Ph.D. in 1969 at Virginia Tech. He was selected as a B.A.H.S. “Great Graduate” in 2013. After a career in the Animal Feed industry, he entered the real estate sales profession in which he is currently active. Bob is an active genealogist and family historian having served his family in leading a number of Rosser family reunions. He is also actively engaged with his graduating class of 1959. Bob and his wife Ann (B.A.H.S. 1961) were married in the old stone chapel at the BA First Baptist Church in 1963 and are current long time members of The Church at Battlecreek. Bob is the Bible Study leader for the Senior Adult Community Group. For the past 17 years, Bob and Ann have led and directed the ministry MissionKenya.org, a Christian teaching ministry for pastors and women in Kenya, East Africa. The Rosser’s have two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bob is also an active member of the Broken Arrow Toastmasters Club.
RobAnn Cloud, Director, is a Clinical Resource Nurse at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. She is married to the love of her life, Cody, and has 3 wonderful children; Allie is 21, Andrew is 18, and Ben is 16. She has 4 dogs, 5 cats, a bearded dragon, numerous chickens, and some fish! Her daughter Allie has been working at the museum 6 years and it has become near and dear to her heart!
Roger Love, Director is a lifelong resident of Broken Arrow who is passionate about our history and about giving back to the community he loves. He graduated from Broken Arrow High School and attended Tulsa Community College before having a long career at Ford Glass and later at FedEx Express. He has always looked for ways to help people and organizations that benefit the community. He credits his having that desire to Dr. Clarence Oliver who once told him to “make a difference.” He took it to heart. Roger was instrumental in the development of exhibits when Museum Broken Arrow was under construction. He found a way to move the large and beloved horse “Charlie" to the museum and contributed heavily to the Rooster Day exhibit. He continues to love the museum and what it offers the residents of the area. In addition to his work and involvement in the community, Roger rode bareback and rode bulls in rodeo competitions for twenty years. He also served as Youth Director in the Broken Arrow Roundup Club, and was in the Bill Pickett Association for ten years. Raising quarter horses and cattle occupies his time, along with his son Jason and two granddaughters who adore riding horses as much as he does.
Dr. Betty Gerber, Director is a Muscogee Citizen. Her paternal third great grandparents removed from Broken Arrow Town and from Lochapoka Town, both in Alabama, to the current sites of Broken Arrow and Tulsa in 1828 and 1836. Educated at Broken Arrow Public Schools and Oklahoma State University, she holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration. She was a teacher and Assistant Principal at Broken Arrow High School. Retiring from education after 27 years, she served on this Board of Directors in 2006 as the Historical Society was planning to break ground for the current building. She also was the Executive Director of the museum. She worked to complete the permanent exhibits in 2009, and retired again at the end of 2011. She served on the Muscogee Nation Museum and Cultural Center Committee, the Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau, and in Leadership Broken Arrow. She is a former docent at The Gilcrease Museum. She and husband Gary were the Broken Arrow 2008 “Citizens of the Year” for their work on the museum. Her daughter Jennifer is a speech pathologist with Broken Arrow Schools, and her son Gary lives in Denver. She has two grandchildren. She attends church at Haikey Chapel Methodist Church, enjoys genealogy and the history of the Indian Territory era. She is in the process of writing a book on that topic.
Johnnie D. Parks, Director is a lifelong Broken Arrow resident and a retired business owner, teacher, honorably discharged Army veteran and currently Broken Arrow’s City Councilman at large. Johnnie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education, receiving both from Oklahoma State University. He was the owner of Parks Plumbing in Broken Arrow from 1965 until 1995. He taught in the Oklahoma State prison system working for the Oklahoma State Career Tech out of their Stillwater office for 10 years. Johnnie finished out his professional teaching career as an instructor at Tri County Tech Center in Bartlesville, 2004 until 2017.
Johnnie is an Army veteran serving from 1969 with an honorable discharge in 1975. He was assigned to Company E of the Old Guard in Washington DC (President’s Honor Guard) with a White House Security Clearance. He has also served the Broken Arrow Community for over 42 years as a Councilman (1978 – 1993), Planning Commission (1995 – 2011) and currently Broken Arrow Councilman (2011 – present).
Johnnie and his wife Myrna are Broken Arrow High School graduates and have been married for 55 years. They have 3 sons, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, all avid “sports kids”! Johnnie has served on the Broken Arrow Senior Center Board for 5 years and joined the History Museum Board in September 2022.
Kay Long, Director, Kay Long, Director is a lifelong educator and has lived in Broken Arrow the majority of her adult life. Although she is an Oklahoma ‘transplant’, Broken Arrow’s history and dedication to faith, family, and country have always been important in choosing Broken Arrow as her place to call ‘home’. Long earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Oral Roberts University, a masters in psychology from the University of Keele, England, and an additional masters in reading from Northeastern State University—Broken Arrow. Long was honored as Broken Arrow Public Schools District Teacher of the Year in 1997 and later was selected as the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and became Oklahoma’s first Ambassador of Teaching. She has either taught or served as an administrator for Broken Arrow Public Schools for over 30 years. Mrs. Long has served twelve years on the Oklahoma PTA, is a Leadership Broken Arrow graduate, and spends her time along with her husband volunteering at her church. Long and her husband have been married over 34 years and have one married daughter.
Marcella Burgess Giles, Esq., Director was born and raised on her grandmother’s allotment in south Broken Arrow. Three of her great-great grandparents settled in the Weer/Broken Arrow area in the 1830s. She loves the history of this area and also genealogy research. She graduated from Broken Arrow Schools and Oklahoma State University and taught school for nineteen years. She then attended Georgetown Law Center where she earned her juris doctorate degree. An enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe, she practiced federal Indian law in the public sector at the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, the Department of Justice, and the Office for Victim of Crimes. She was formerly Attorney General for the Seminole Nation and for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She also served as Vice President on the board for the grassroots Indian non-profit association, Indian Land Working Group.
Marcella and her husband John raised their family in McLean, Virginia which is part of the Washington, D.C. metro area. She recently returned home to Broken Arrow and consults with tribes, tribal organizations, and individuals where she continues to help others. Her personal interests include travel and activities with her three sons and four grandchildren.
Janna LM Rogers, Director is a PhD candidate and Founder of ONAN Cross-Cultural Forums which was originally established in the late 1990s as the Oklahoma Native American Network. Janna is a social and cultural historian and a public historian who holds a certificate in Museum and Curatorial Studies and is currently writing her doctoral dissertation. Janna has lived and researched in England, France, Venezuela, and in the United States. Her interests in identity and collective memory are rooted in heterogeneous ethnic histories that are found interwoven in stories and across the faces of all complexions in early Indian Territory and post Oklahoma statehood. She has worked with recorded history in archives, special collections, libraries, museums, historical societies, old shoe boxes, and dust covered purses in attics. Janna’s passion for examining historical documents is in hopes of initiating discussions and building bridges to our shared histories. She believes the rich and diverse history of Broken Arrow is the foundation for its strong community that appreciates the past and nurtures the future.
Ina Dilldine, Past President,
Bio coming soon....
Teresa Tucker, Executive Director, grew up in Broken Arrow and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1983. She graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology. She attended The University of Tulsa and obtained a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Teresa worked as a Speech Pathologist for Broken Arrow Public Schools and Bixby Public Schools before retiring in 1991. She was involved with The Museum Broken Arrow Museum when it opened, as a volunteer and continued as a docent. She was a member of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2016, and again from 2021 to 2022, serving as the secretary, treasurer, and vice president. Teresa has conducted historic walking tours and bicycle tours of the downtown area. She enjoys talking about Broken Arrow's past and it's impact on the city today.
Allie Cloud, Museum Associate, has been an employee of The Museum BA since 2018. Prior to 2018, she volunteered at the museum for 4 1/2 years. She obtained her Associate's Degree of Arts in History in 2021. She is currently working toward a bachelor's in American History from Southern New Hampshire University She has a Dalmatian named Rosemary and a black cat named Sassafras. She would love to be able to travel back in time and be able to learn more about America. Her family tries to visit a museum everywhere they go, just for her!
Nancy Brian, Artifact Collections Manager, was born in the Midwest and grew up on the East Coast. Marriage brought her to Broken Arrow, where she has lived half her life and raised a son. Originally in a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, she changed course and went after her life-long interests in libraries and museums. Nancy's last two placements have been at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the Military History Center, and she is now at home at the Museum Broken Arrow.
Nancy plays flute, recorder, and pennywhistle with equal engagement and performs in a Renaissance early music ensemble and Irish group. Volunteer work has always been a family tradition to which she is faithful. Play time includes tennis, reading, and dog-petting. If there is a boat or plane nearby, she will freely crew.
Haddi Nunley, Finance & HR Manager, is a lifelong Broken Arrowan and proud Muscogee (Creek) citizen. Haddi holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Oklahoma State University. She loves spending time with her family and learning more about her Muscogee roots. Haddi has been a part of The Museum BA family since 2019 and enjoys visiting with museum-goers and meeting all the talented artists that exhibit at The Museum.