Meet the new cohort of Change Makers working to improve the quality of life in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
As Senior Managing Director of the Teach For America Tulsa Summer Institute, Laura and her team trained 650 new corps members and delivered summer school instruction for thousands of TPS students. LEARN MORE
In her role as Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce for the Tulsa Metro Chamber, Susan directs Partners in Education, Oklahoma Scholars, and the College Access Career Readiness programs, among others. LEARN MORE
Chan founded the Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations at OU-Tulsa with a goal to identify and enhance human strengths that make life worth living for all members of our community. A current focus of the Center’s work is to promote nonprofit organizations as pathways of hope. LEARN MORE
As the arts education curator for the Arts & Humanities Council, Amber works to ensure that all Tulsa-area children receive a high-quality arts education . LEARN MORE
As the director of national partnerships for the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Barbara is instrumental in designing and leading the Any Given Child initiative. LEARN MORE
As the vice chancellor for academic affairs with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Houston works to ensure college access for Oklahoma students. LEARN MORE
As part of the Infant Mental Health community, Stacey is working to create a trauma informed educational tract in infant mental health. LEARN MORE
As the Chief of Education Strategy and Innovation for Governor Brad Henry, Kathy led Oklahoma’s Race to the Top efforts and other important education reform initiatives. LEARN MORE
Isaac coordinates the Steps for Success program and leads the Education Outreach Center for Tulsa Community College. LEARN MORE
Through her role with Youth Services of Tulsa, Liz Neas ensures homeless and underserved teens have basic-needs items. LEARN MORE
DENNIS R. NEILL
Dennis was instrumental in launching Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) in 1980 and continues to seek equal rights for LGBTQ Tulsans. LEARN MORE
As a community activist, Nancy McDonald has been instrumental in creating a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ individuals in Tulsa.
Desiree’s dedication to eradicating child abuse is matched by her commitment to strong healthy families.
Lance leads Teach For America’s Tulsa region and its 150 corps members who collectively impact more than 12,000 students per year.
Each day, Eileen and her team at Emergency Infant Services work tirelessly to ensure basic needs are met for infants and children in our community.
As director of the Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition, Lynn Sossamon facilitates the action plan to advance reform in the Tulsa County child protection system.
GERARD P. CLANCY, MD
As president of OU-Tulsa, Dr. Gerard Clancy is dedicated to providing the best learning environment possible for students and to serving the larger Tulsa community.
As Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services, Gail Lapidus is tireless in her determination to include mental health in programming designed to strengthen families and children.