leadership council
Leadership Council

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

leadership council (1)
Leadership Staff

Provides the support for the day-to-day operations of the partnership, including data analytics and research.

leadership council (2)
Collaborative Action Networks

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 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.

Mayor G.T. Bynum–Leadership Council Chair

Mayor, City of Tulsa

Alison Anthony

CEO, Tulsa Area United Way

Keith Ballard

Professor, OU-Tulsa

Stacey Butterfield

Superintendent, Jenks Public Schools

Gerard Clancy

President, University of Tulsa

Bruce Dart

Executive Director, Tulsa County Health Department

Adam Doverspike

2019 Chair, TYPros

Janet Dunlop

Superintendent, Broken Arrow Public Schools

Jeff Dunn

President, Mill Creek Lumber & Supply

Sherry Durkee

Superintendent, Sand Springs Public Schools

Parmela Fry

President, OSU-Tulsa

Deborah Gist

Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools

Leigh Goodson

President and CEO, Tulsa Community College

David Greer

Senior VP and CPO, Project Lead The Way

Justin Harlan

Executive Director, Reading Partners

Kirt Hartzler

Superintendent, Union Public Schools

Kim Johnson

CEO, Tulsa City-County Library

Karen Kiely

Executive Director, CAP Tulsa

Ken Levit

Executive Director, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Marla Mayberry

Chief Operating Officer, Sweet Adelines International

Tom McKeon

President Emeritus, Tulsa Community College

Marc Maun

EVP – Chief Credit Officer, BOK Financial

Mike Neal

President and CEO, Tulsa Regional Chamber

Ray Owens

Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church

Brian Paschal 

President and CEO, Foundation for Tulsa Schools

John Schumann

President, OU-Tulsa

Stacy Schusterman 

Chairman, Samson Energy Company, LLC

Ben Stewart

Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Steve Tiger

CEO and Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center

Annie VanHanken 

Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Ricki Wimmer

CEO, YMCA of Greater Tulsa

Partner School Districts

The ImpactTulsa Team

The ImpactTulsa leadership staff provides support for the day-to-day operations of the partnership, including data analytics and research. ImpactTulsa Leadership Staff drives collaborative community action building a pathway from cradle to career by measuring what matters, aligning resources and sharing best practices to create systems-level change to advance outcomes and economic mobility for all students.


Carlisha Williams Bradley, MPA

Executive Director
Carlisha Williams Bradley Bio

Delia Kimbrel, M.A., Ph.D.

Director of Research & Analysis
Delia Kimbrel Bio

Jessica Smith, M.S. Ed.

Senior Director of Education & Collaborative Action
Jessica Smith Bio

Ashley Harris Philippsen

Senior Director of Engagement & Advocacy
Ashley Philippsen Bio

Laura Latta, M. Ed.; Ph.D.

Director of Postsecondary Partnership & Research
Laura Latta Bio

Andrea Stacy

Director of School District Support
Andrea Stacy Bio

Curcio Smith

Collaborative Action Network Coordinator
Curcio Smith Bio

Lauren King

Continuous Learning and Improvement Specialist
Lauren King Bio

Vanessa Dinh-Nguyen

Education and Collaborative Action Project Manager
Vanessa Dinh-Nguyen Bio

Lauren Thiesse, MPA

Manager of Continuous Learning and Improvement
Lauren Thiesse Bio

Bailey McBride, M.B.A.

Director of Public Relations and Communications
Bailey McBride Bio


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