ImpactTulsa is an unprecedented partnership connecting over

200 organizations impacting 170,000+ students. 

Investors & Partners


Our work is made possible by the financial investment of:
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation,
The George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation
and the Tulsa Area United Way

Leadership Council


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

Operations Council


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

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


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 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 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.






Dr. Cathy Burden, currently a consultant with the Schusterman Family Foundation to support ImpactTulsa, completed her 19th year as superintendent of Union Public Schools in 2013. Burden retired after 41 years in public education, working as a special education teacher then school psychologist before moving to administration.






Monroe Nichols has been a Tulsan for over a decade. Prior to his time at ImpactTulsa, Monroe worked at the Tulsa Regional Chamber as the Director of Business Retention and Expansion, the Oklahoma Department of Career Tech where he managed over $4 million annually in state funds for new companies.






Autumn has spent her career in marketing, customer/stakeholder relations and logistics. Her love of education and entrepreneurship inspired her to launch “Bright Tot” a small start-up company that focuses on enhancing the parent-child experience through a monthly delivery of developmentally appropriate activities and crafts.






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.