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Houses That Change Lives

Gwendolyn Robinson-Johnson’s Habitat for Humanity house came with bedrooms for each of her sons – a significant factor in the family’s evolution. “The house was the stepping stone,” says Robinson-Johnson, a legal secretary celebrating 10 years as a Habitat homeowner in northeast Oklahoma City. “They were able to express their personalities in decorating their rooms. They could stay up and...

Re-Creating Old Favorites

For Keltan Solorio, cooking is a family affair. The executive chef at Block 23 Restaurant and Patio – inside the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown – came of age at the knee of his father, who was executive chef at the members-only Petroleum Club in Tulsa and other upscale locations. “At a very young age, I watched my dad create colorful plates,”...

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Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable people in society. Her resume includes stints at Make-a-Wish Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, the Center for Children and Families in Norman and the United Way of Greater Battle Creek, Michigan. We caught up with Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma since 2016, and got her...