Robert Lee, LCSW - Board Chair (term exp. 6/1/2020)
Robert Lee, LCSW, is currently is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received a Masters Degree in social work in 1977.
Robert has been involved in public service and state government for a number of years. He served from 1980-2013 in various positions, including the positions of Executive Director for six (6) years at Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma, Executive Director for nine (9) years at Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center, and Executive Director for three (3) years for the Oklahoma Youth Center (OYC). Under Robert’s leadership, OYC became one of only seven facilities in the nation to receive a federal grant implementing the “Sanctuary Philosophy” which is a trauma informed, non-violent treatment program. In 2013, Mr. Lee retired from agency employment. Mr. Lee continues to serve as an emeritus member on the OU School of Social Work Board of Visitors and as Adjunct faculty member for the School of Social Work.
Robert has won numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI-OK) Outstanding Professional Service Award in 2004 and the Oklahoma Chapter of NASW “Social Worker of the Year” in 2007. He has served on the Board of Directors for the McKenzie Gardens housing project targeted for mentally ill consumers in Norman. Robert has also previously served on the Board of Advisors for Cedar Ridge Hospital in Oklahoma City and is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.
Connie Schlittler, LCSW - Vice Chair (term exp.7/1/2016)
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Office of Planning, Research & Statistics
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0352
Connie Schlittler is the Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Statistics at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Her social work career began in 1985 at HOPE Community Services, in Oklahoma City. During her ten years with the nonprofit community mental health center, she developed employment, housing and psychosocial rehabilitation programs to support adults with serious mental illness.
At the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, she began working for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She provided direct services and helped coordinate the state’s crisis counseling program. She served in various roles with the Department including of Executive Director at the Bill Willis Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Center in Tahlequah, OK.
Schlittler is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she received both a Bachelors and Masters in social work and a Masters in Public Administration. Connie serves as the Vice-Chair on the Board of Visitors for the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work as well as an adjunct and field practicum instructor.
Connie has served on many boards and volunteer organizations over the years. She is an examiner and board member with the Oklahoma Quality Foundation. She has been a volunteer with the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative since 2006. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tahlequah, OK.
Connie is the mother of two children. She and her husband, Ronnie, reside in Edmond, OK.
Beverly Coon, LMSW, LCSW - Board Secretary (term expires 6/1/2016)
1100 NE 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Beverly Coon, LCSW is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Masters Degree in Social Work in 2007. In addition, she received a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from OUHSC in 1979 and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005. She was employed with the Child Study Center/Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center for four years. Beverly is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and currently serves on the Oklahoma State Child Death Review Board. Beverly has served on several community boards including: CARE Center Board for 6 years, The Red Cross Board, the Sunbeam Family Services Board and served as President of the Jr. League of Oklahoma City. In addition, Beverly was appointed to the Oklahoma State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Prevention, where she served for three years. As an active member of her church, Beverly volunteers in the mental health clinic at the Crossings Community Center. Her special interests include children and family matters. She has been married to her husband for 32 years and has two grown children.
Kylene Rehder, Ed.D., LCSW ( term exp. 7/1/2020)
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
2007 34th St.
Woodward, OK 73801
Kylene Rehder, EdD, LCSW is an Associate Professor, Director of the Social Work Program, and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University. Dr. Rehder has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2005 and is credited with leading the social work program to external accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and volunteers with the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) as a disaster mental health responder. She is a board member for the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) which works to strengthen child welfare services in Oklahoma and a board member of Freedom West Community Development Corporation, a non-profit development entity in Northwest Oklahoma which works to revitalize rural communities. Dr. Rehder is the Jake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Chair in Social Work and was named the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award recipient in 2013.
Kelly Harmon, LMSW ( term exp. 6/1/2019)
CCA-Davis Correctional Facility
Holdenville, OK 74848
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Sharolyn Wallace, PhD., LCSW (term exp. 7/1/2018)
Tulsa Community College
3727 East Apache
Tulsa, OK 74115
Sharolyn Wallace, PhD. LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor has been the Professor of Human Services at Tulsa Community College (TCC) for 17 years. She is also the director for TCC’s Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support. Dr. Wallace serves as adjunct faculty for Southern Nazarene University, University of Oklahoma, and Langston University. She is the President Elect for OK NASW. Dr. Wallace has been in private practice for over twenty years specializing in child sexual abuse and trauma. Dr. Wallace led a team of mental health workers providing crisis intervention and play therapy in Sri Lanka one month at the Tsunami. She has also provided crisis relief work in Alaska, New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Scotland, and two separate tours of duty in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Wallace has published articles on play therapy and relapse prevention with child welfare families. She is the author of a series of children’s books, “The Adventures of Bruce, Ben & Gerry.”
Durand Crosby, JD, PhD (term exp. 10/1/2020)
Durand Crosby is the Chief of Staff and Operations with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He received his Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Crosby has worked for Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services since 2001; first, as its General Counsel, and subsequently as the Interim Executive Director for Northwest Center for Behavioral Health, and Chief Operating Officer. He has previously served as the Midwest Region’s Representative to the National Association of Mental Health Provider Director’s Legal Division.
Dr. Crosby has drafted numerous pieces of mental health-related legislation, has served on various legislative subcommittees, and has worked on White Papers concerning mental health treatment. In addition, he has written several published articles on the mental health system, and provided numerous trainings and presentations to healthcare professionals, judges, attorneys, and law enforcement officers regarding several topics, including ethics and the confidentiality of behavioral health records.