Policy Board Members


David Nichols – Edmond



Robert Epperly – Oklahoma City
Robert Epperly

Robert Epperly is currently serving as President of OSCO.

Robert has been a teacher for the Midwest
City-Del City Public Schools since 1996. He has been the faculty chess sponsor
at Carl Albert High School (MWCCAH) since 1999.

Robert is married and has two children, Hanna and John.
He is also the Head Girls Golf Coach at Carl Albert High School.

Robert has been a long time organizer of scholastic chess tournaments and has coached
his school to  state championships in 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Before teaching, Robert served in the United States Air Force as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Specialist, after graduating from the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. He then earned s Masters of Education Degree in Special Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.


Padmaja Mehta-D’souza  – Edmond



Mike Swatek – Claremore


  • OSCO Co-founder in 2003, current Secretary and Webmaster
  • USCF Senior Level Tournament Director
  • BS Mechanical Engineering from
    University of Oklahoma 1986
  • Principal Engineer at Baker Hughes Centrilift
  • Married to Leslie since 1985 with two OU students, Shawn and Cassie

Board Member At Large (3 positions)

Dean Glover – Tulsa


Jennifer Vaughan – Ponca City

Elvina Thompson – Tahlequah