Prior to joining Blue Zones Project, Bobb-Semple served as the Senior Director of Community Impact at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, playing a significant role in Growth and Engagement Strategy, Network Leadership, and Partner Development in support of 320 network community-based food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. A passionate advocate for Diversity Equity Inclusion, John believes in increasing access and improving wellbeing by building with community stakeholders.

 Bobb-Semple previously led the Regional Food Bank’s volunteer engagement and operations program. Thanks in part to his innovative leadership, LEAN operational process improvements, and investment in team culture, 42,000 volunteers received outstanding customer service each year. 

Recently, he was honored to be among 50 notable alumni of Tulsa Community College.  John believes deeply in expanding access to education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University Central Oklahoma, where today he serves on the Board of Trustees of the UCO Foundation and is currently pursuing an MBA with a focus on Network Leadership. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL program and a board member for its Youth Leadership Exchange (YLX). You can find him gardening in his spare time, cheering on the Thunder or his beloved Saints. John is a native of New Orleans and is married to his best friend and weekend adventure partner Trisha.