Sharolyn Wallace, PhD., LCSW - Board Chair (term exp. 7/1/2023)
Tulsa Community College
3727 East Apache
Tulsa, OK 74115
Phone: (405) 522-9247 Email: Sharolyn.Wallace@ok.gov
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.”
Beverly Coon, LMSW, LCSW - Board Vice-Chair (term expires 6/1/2021)
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Ave.
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
Phone: (405) 522 -9248 Email: Beverly.Coon@ok.gov
Beverly Coon, LCSW is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2007. In addition, she received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005, and a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from OUHSC in 1979. 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 has served on several community boards including: CARE Center Board for 6 years, The Red Cross Board, Sunbeam Family Services Board and served as President of the Jr. League of Oklahoma City. In addition, she was appointed to the Oklahoma State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Prevention, where she served for three years. Beverly is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She also serves on Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Board for Licensed Social Workers. Beverly volunteers in the mental health clinic at the Crossings Community Center. Her special interests include children and family matters, and most anything to do with animals. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, running, gardening, her puppies, and spending time with friends and families. She has been married to her husband, Bryan, for 35 years and has two grown children, Brandon and Brittany, both married. Beverly is the proud grandmother of 2 grandsons, and one granddaughter and has another grandson on the way.
Kylene Rehder, Ed.D., LCSW - Board Secretary ( term exp. 7/1/2020)
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
2007 34th St.
Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: (405) 522-9249 Email: Kylene.Rehder@ok.gov
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.
Connie Schlittler, LCSW (term exp. 6/1/2020)
OKC Metro Alliance INC.
1940 Linwood Blvd.
OKC, OK 73106-2628
Connie Schlittler, LCSW, MPA is Executive Director of OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. in Oklahoma City. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 and master degree in Social Work in 1988. She completed a Master of Public Administration, also from OU in 1996. She was active in the Undergraduate Social Work Association and raised money for the program by selling candy bars at OU football games. She has been involved with the school’s Board of Visitors, serving as the President and chairman of the Hall of Fame Awards. Throughout her career she has been a field supervisor for social work students. She has supervised field placements for OU, Northeastern State University and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to serve on the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers in 2013.
Although she envisioned child welfare as her professional goal, a practicum placement at HOPE Community Services, Inc. set her on different course. She worked at HOPE for ten years serving adults with serious mental illness to live successfully in the community. She has more than 20 years in community mental health services. While employed with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services she was responsible for administering the Mental Health Block Grant and the PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness). From 1995 to 1997, she helped lead the Oklahoma’s crisis response to the Oklahoma City bombing through Project Heartland. From 2001 to 2006, she was Executive Director of the Bill Willis Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Center in Tahlequah.
For the past ten years, she was Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Statistics for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, responsible for grant writing, program evaluation, and statistical reports. As a successful grant writer, she has secured $15 million in federal funds to the agency in areas of aging, foster care, child care, and information technology. She initiated the Practice and Policy Lecture Series in 2007 and Oklahoma’s Women’s Leadership Conference for Women in Public Service in 2009.
Angela Workman Dickson, LCSW, ACSW (term 11/30/2018 - 06/30/2020)
Mrs. Dickson has worked in social services for over 20 years. She began her work with the homeless population in Oklahoma City in the 1990s. Since obtaining her MSW from OU, she has worked extensively as a behavioral health social worker in medical practices. Mrs. Dickson has had many opportunities working with the Oklahoma State Department of Health in Maternal and Child Health, OU Medicine, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Mercy Health Center and the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She currently works at the ODMHSAS (Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services) as a Senior Prevention Program Manager where she is the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) Project Director, a SAMHSA funded project. She desires to make systematic changes in how healthcare systems address mental health and addiction issues with patients. She has a special interest in working with maternity clients and infants. She is also the Co-lead for the Maternal Mood Disorders workgroup and does training for Maternal Mood Disorders and Motivational Interviewing.
Mrs. Dickson also enjoys being an Adjunct Professor teaching Social Work classes, and works part-time in a private practice counseling families. She currently serves as President of the National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma Chapter.
Phone: (405) 522-9251 Email: Angela.Dickson@ok.gov
Kelly Harmon, LMSW ( term exp. 6/1/2019)
Phone: (405) 522-9252 Email: Kelly.Harmon@ok.gov
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Durand Crosby, JD, PhD (term exp. 10/1/2020)
1200 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 522-9253 Email: Durand.Crosby@ok.gov
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.