What the data says

Remedial training in reading and math costs employers $40 million annually in a single state.

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Leadership Council

Group of cross-sector, executive-level leaders that set the direction of the partnership and help remove barriers.

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Operations Council

Group of cross-sector practitioners that provide scope, approve all community-level plans and track their progress.

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Action Network

Practitioner work groups that develop
and execute community level plans to
address causes impacting student
achievement outcomes.

Leadership Council

The ImpactTulsa Leadership Council is a group of cross-sector, executive-level leaders from education, non-profit, philanthropy, business, civic, faith-based and community organizations that participate in setting the direction of the partnership. The Council’s role is to convene partners, make strategic decisions, remove political, financial and operational barriers, and focus on eliminating disparities.

Kathy Taylor**

Chief of Economic Development, City of Tulsa

Alison Anthony

President, Williams Foundation

Keith Ballard

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, OU-Tulsa

Howard Barnett

President, OSU-Tulsa

Kevin Burr

CEO, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

Stacey Butterfield

Superintendent, Jenks Public Schools

GT Bynum

Mayor, City of Tulsa

Stephanie Cameron

Chair, TYPros

Gerald Clancy

President, University of Tulsa

Bruce Dart

Executive Director, Tulsa County Health Department

Steven Dow*

Executive Director, Community Action Project

Janet Dunlop

Superintendent, Broken Arrow Public Schools

Jeff Dunn

President, Mill Creek Lumber & Supply

Sherry Durkee

Superintendent, Sand Springs Public Schools

Deborah Gist

Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools

Leigh Goodson

President and CEO, Tulsa Community College

Mark Graham*

President and CEO, Tulsa Area United Way

David Greer

Executive Director, Oklahoma Innovation Institute

Kirt Hartzler

Superintendent, Union Public Schools

Bobbie Henderson

Consultant for Nonprofit, Youth Development and Extended Learning

Ken Levit*

Executive Director, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Marc Maun

EVP – Chief Credit Officer, BOK Financial

Tom McKeon

Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Tulsa

Frank Murphy*

Executive Chairman, Enovation Controls

Ray Owens

Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church

Stacy Schusterman

Chairman, Samson Energy Company, LLC

Kathy Seibold*

Executive Director, ImpactTulsa

Kent Smith

President, Langston University

Steve Tiger

CEO and Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center

Annie VanHanken

Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation

David Wagner

President and CAO, Schnake Turnbo Frank


**Leadership Council Chair, ImpactTulsa

*Executive Committee Members


Our work is made possible by the financial investment of:





Partner School Districts

Leadership Staff

The ImpactTulsa Leadership staff provides the support for the day-to-day operations of the partnership, including data analytics and best practice research. The staff’s role is to serve as the central hub for the partners and the work of each group around the strategic priorities.

The staff convenes a data council, communications council, launches action networks, handles communications support, provides strategic assistance for partners, helps develop recommendations for Leadership Council/Steering Committee action on behalf of the partners, drafts partnership Memorandums of Understanding, and advocates on behalf of the partnership.  The leadership staff also ensures communication among the partners.


Kathy Taylor


Kathy Taylor is a proven leader, business executive, public servant, and corporate attorney. She currently serves as Chair of the Leadership Council for ImpactTulsa, an unprecedented partnership focused on the collective impact business, education, philanthropic and civic leaders can have to increase student success in the Tulsa region.

Executive Director

Kathy Seibold, Ed.D









Dr. Kathy Seibold is the executive director of ImpactTulsa. She is an advocate for quality education, social improvements, and collective impact. She holds a doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Oklahoma State University.


Autumn Worten, MBA

As a Tulsa native with a passion for education, Autumn Worten is excited to serve as the Director of Partner Engagement for Impact! Tulsa. Autumn has spent her career in marketing, customer/stakeholder relations and logistics.


Janell Chery, M.S. Ed.  

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Janell Chery moved to Tulsa from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Her inquisitive nature propelled her into a career in research. Janell has spent a number of years working in research for both the public and private sectors. Janell is a first-generation college student and former Gates Foundation Millennium Scholar.


Alex Paschal

Alex Paschal joined ImpactTulsa in January 2015 as the Manager of Community Engagement. Alex’s appreciation for the power of volunteers took shape when she worked as a Supervisor for the Los Angeles Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She later became a Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator for Villa Esperanza Services.


Jessica Smith, M.S. Ed.









Jessica is the Director of Early Learning at ImpactTulsa who is dedicated to serving children and enhancing education in the Tulsa community. She brings more than fifteen years of public education and nonprofit experience to the organization. Her passion and drive to improve the lives of students are evident throughout her career.


Michael Witham 

Michael Witham joined ImpactTulsa in November 2017 as a Data Analyst. Originally from Central New York, he moved from snowy winters to a warmer Tulsa after graduating high school. Mike attended Northeastern State University earning Bachelor’s Degrees in both Psychology and Social Work.