Bridges Staff

Bridges is a small non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our staff is small, but mighty! Each person takes on a variety of responsibilities and makes a huge impact on the day-to-day operations, and in the lives of our students.

Stacy Bruce
Executive Director

Stacy grew up the daughter of a football coach, which means she moved towns every 4 years. However, it was Norman that she chose to call home. Stacy graduated from Norman High in 1993. She then attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts.

After college, Stacy began a career with the YMCA. She worked in Dallas, Tulsa, OKC, and also Norman. She held positions from health and wellness director to branch director, to most recently Vice President of Operations at the Cleveland County YMCA in Norman.

In November of 2016, Stacy left a career of almost 20 years with the YMCA to become the Executive Director at Bridges of Norman. The mission: “empowering high school students in family crisis to pursue education without obstacles” was what really sold Stacy on the career move. Working with young people, addressing critical issues in the community, and helping youth succeed are all passions of Stacy’s. Bridges’ mission and Stacy’s aspirations are synonymous and reflective of her commiment, focus, and passion for helping people.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors at the Norman Chamber of Commerce, Stacy has Co-Chaired the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Tomorrows Leaders program, the Norman Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Committee, and was the Vice Chair of programs for the Norman Chamber of Commerce. Stacy also serves as the Chairman on the Norman Citizen’s Advisory Board, the Norman Public Schools Transportation Advisory Board, and is a proud alumnus of the Norman Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy and Leadership Norman 2015. She is a member of the Sooner Rotary Club in Norman, and a member of Life Church.

Stacy is married to husband, Shannon, and together they have two amazing children, Madison and Landon.


Bianca Gordon began working at Bridges in September 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Tulsa in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in mass communication management from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, successfully completing research about the benefits of career networking.

Gordon feels her purpose at Bridges is to help students remove obstacles to education by guiding them through academic, career and networking opportunities, and offering words of encouragement as students navigate through the challenges of high school and higher education. Bianca has a daughter, Chesna, and lives in Norman.