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.
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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

 

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.

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CHAIR

 

KATHY TAYLOR

 

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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.

INTERIM CEO, EDUCATION ADVISOR

 

DR. CATHY BURDEN

 

 

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.

COO

 

MONROE NICHOLS

 

 

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.

PARTNER ENGAGEMENT

 

AUTUMN WORTEN

 

 

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.

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

 

JANELL CHERY

 

 

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.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

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.