Beverly Coon, LMSW, LCSW - Board 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.
Sharolyn Wallace, PhD., LCSW - Board Vice-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.”
Angela Workman Dickson, LCSW, ACSW - Board Secretary (term exp. 6/1/2025)
Mrs. Dickson has worked in social services for over 20 years. She began her work with homeless families 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, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Mercy Health Center and the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Dickson works at the OUHSC-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as a Clinical Social Worker and Faculty Member, providing therapy services to children and Adults with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, including Perinatal Loss.
Prior to her position with OU, Mrs. Dickson worked at the ODMHSAS (Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services) as a Senior Prevention Program Manager as the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) Project Director. She desires to make systematic changes in how healthcare systems address mental health and addiction issues with patients. She provides training for Mental Health Professionals in Maternal Mood Disorders, Perinatal Loss, and Motivational Interviewing.
Mrs. Dickson is the Past-President of the National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma Chapter. She also currently serves on the Maternal Mortality Review Board, through the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Phone: (405) 522-9251 Email: Angela.Dickson@ok.gov
Clark Grothe, LCSW (term exp. 7/1/2025)
Health and Wellness Center
1505 E. Main
Stigler, OK 74462
Clark Grothe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has worked 31 years to help Oklahoma children, adults and families impacted by mental illness, substance use and trauma. Grothe began his career in 1989 with NorthCare which at the time was a small private, non-profit community mental health agency of less than 20 staff members. Clark ended his time at NorthCare as the Chief Operating Officer, the agency employing over 275 staff members and serving approximately 11,000 unique patients each year across 47 central and western Oklahoma counties.
In 2008, Grothe develpoed a partnership with a leading Community Health Center, Variety Care. The result was the first co-located, integrated health care clinic within an Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center. This collaboration was accomplished with no outside funding. However, based on the success of this initiative, a federal grant was secured to expand the clinic to a five days per week. This clinic became the model for Oklahoma that was replicated across the state in multiple community mental health centers.
Grothe has actively partnered in the creation of multiple Child Welfare collaborations that have reduced recidivism in child maltreatment, reduced foster care placement disruptions, reduced children’s time in the State’s care and decreased the number of children entering care. These initiatives include Comprehensive Home Based Services (CHBS), SafeCare, Family KINnections, Intensive Safety Services (ISS), Family Tree, and most recently the development of Parent Partners. Grothe and his team led the expansion of CHBS and ISS to serve families in 47 Oklahoma counties.
Inspired by the outcomes of holistic, integrated care, Grothe has the privilege to currently serve as the Director of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma’s largest rural Community Health Center, Stigler Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). The multidisciplinary teams at SHWC include primary care, behavioral health, psychiatry, pharmacy, women’s health, dentistry, optometry and care coordination.
Deborah Johnson, Ph.D., LMSW (term exp. 6/30/2022)
Improving Lives Counseling
6216 S. Lewis Ave. STE 180
Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: (405) 522-9249 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Megan Doke, B.S. (term exp. 10/1/2025)
Antioch Community Church
1330 E. Lindsey
Norman, OK 73072
Phone: (405) 522-9253 Email: email@example.com
Megan Doke is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where she received a bachelors of science in Early Childhood education. She began her career in education employed as an educator in both public and private school systems in Tulsa, OK and Moore, OK. Megan continued to serve the community writing policies and curriculum as a Children’s Pastor at Norman Community Church. Since 2014, Megan and her husband, along with her 4 biological children, have served as foster parents and have been fortunate to adopt through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. For 5 years Megan was a participant of foster care training panels at Angels Foster Family Network in Norman, OK. She started a volunteer-based program at her children’s title 1 school Monroe Elementary to help empower educators by providing consistent classroom support by involving the community. In 2017 at Antioch Community Church, Megan helped develop the program Hope Moves, which provides opportunities for the church to engage in the orphan crisis. She currently resides in Norman, OK with her husband and 5 children.
Joel Harder, Ed.D, LMSW ( term exp. 6/1/2024)
Oklahoma Capitol Culture
4 NE 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Dr. Joel W. Harder is the founder and president of Oklahoma Capitol Culture and Chaplain of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He has several years of experience working in international leadership development through local churches, nationwide nonprofits, and political arenas.
Harder earned his MSW from Baylor University before moving to Washington DC in 2008. In Washington, Harder worked in the Government Relations and Public Policy Office of YMCA of the USA were he served as Y-USA’s liaison to the White House for President Obama’s 2009 Summer of Service. Harder also coordinated a referral network of licensed counselors for pastors in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area and led the effort to launch a clinical counseling center at FBC Alexandria in 2016.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Harder has worked with young professionals, elected officials, and policymakers in Oklahoma as well as in Washington, D.C., and developed leadership conferences for faith and community leaders held in Central Asia, West Asia, and Eastern Europe. Harder is the author of When Leaders Matter: How Civility, Integrity, and the Leaders We Need are Possible, published in 2020 by Insight International Press.
Phone: (405) 522-9252 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org