ViaFaith McCullough is an advocate for peace and justice from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She rejoins the Project Transformation Oklahoma Team after initially falling in love with the program when she attended the program as a camper in Summers 2006-2009 and served as a volunteer in Summer 2013. She returned to PT Oklahoma in 2018, to serve as an arts coordinator during her sophomore year of college.
She graduated from Philander Smith College with a B.A. in Political Science. She is a former Early Childhood Educator, child care site coordinator, and has experience working in the nonprofit sector developing tools to promote equitable policies, evaluating anti-poverty policies, and advocating for equitable access to resources for marginalized communities. She is a believer in the power of community and literacy and is excited to bring her experience to PT Team and continue the work of transforming lives one book at a time.
She enjoys listening to podcasts, writing, reading, watching films, and spending time with loved ones. ViaFaith’s favorite childhood books are Love You Forever, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, and The Tale of Despereaux.
Michael Ely is a former seventh grade Social Studies teacher. He grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master’s Degree in History. He is excited to be working with Project Transformation to help children throughout Oklahoma. He enjoys reading, listening to music, making playlists, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.
Michael’s favorite children’s books include Harold and the Purple Crayon, Sea Tale, and Myths and Legends.