Teams

Teams

Transportation Team

Collaborative Team Members:

Stephan Moore, Lead; Ann Ackerman, Ph.D., Marilyn Dillon, Larry Hopper, Shannon Welch, and Pam Troup.

Stephan Moore (Leader)
Moore serves as the executive director of Shiloh Camp in Northeast Oklahoma City. The camp provides inner city kids with sports, arts, adventure, and Bible study over a five-day experience. Moore is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

Transportation 2026 Goal:

Northeast Oklahoma City (73111, 73117, 73105) will have a transportation system which efficiently and affordably helps residents and visitors easily access all the assets and services of the area.

2018 Objectives

  1. Increase access to healthcare.
    1. Measurable Task: Identify, network, and share all transportation resources available for health care. Communicate this resource availability throughout NE OKC.
    2. Measurable Task: Create a forum for information pertaining to all available low-cost or free transportation sources (HealthRide OKC, Embark) to be easily accessible through a communication piece, websites including both Lynn and other organizations, social media, and via telephone with the goal of creating an online portal and/or mobile app beyond 2018. Additional forms of communication will be utilized to reach members of the target market without internet access (direct mailings, radio, billboards, etc.).
    3. Measurable Task: Develop, implement, and evaluate HealthRide OKC to be a free (to the consumer) and convenient option for NE OKC residents in need of transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies, etc.
  2. Improve overall transportation issues in NE OKC.
    1. Measurable Task: Develop inventory of needs through consultation with retail, entertainment, government, educational entities regarding transportation strengths and weaknesses.

Health Team

Collaborative Team Members:

Stephen Petty, Lead; Kitti Asberry, Lead; Carrie Blumert, Rita Freeney, Isabella Lawson, Randy Tate, Becky Varner, Kersey Winfree, M.D. Team Support: Nancy Hall, Ph.D., Kevin Brown.

Stephen Petty (Leader)
Petty is the corporate director for community health improvement at INTEGRIS Health and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Petty is also the director of the hospital system’s Men’s Health University, an initiative established in 2004 to promote men’s wellness and education. He was recently named the treasurer for the National Men’s Health Caucus.

Health 2026 Goal

Northeast Oklahoma City will have a population that exhibits strong mental, physical, and emotional lifestyles.

2018 Objectives

  1. Increase access to primary health care.
    1. Measurable Task: Work with Mary Mahoney/Perry Klaassen to open clinic on Langston OKC Campus.
    2. Measurable Task: Work with Mary Mahoney/Perry Klaassen/OU/OKCCHD regarding ways to provide residents with primary care physician appointments.
  2. Increase detection and treatment of prostate & breast cancer.
    1. Measurable Task: Inventory all prostate & breast cancer screening & treatment programs available to this population.
      1. Create access to above programs.
      2. Include utilization of non-traditional sites such as churches, schools, etc.
      3. Screening Treatment program made available to at least 5% of the population.
  3. Increase conversation about improving health.
    1. Measurable Task: Support Community Team’s Preparation of “Resource Kit” and distribute to partners made through screening programs, etc. Enroll at least 20 pastors in the effort.
    2. Measurable Task: Work with area restaurants to identify ways to make signature dishes ‘healthier’. Enroll at least 10 restaurants in the program.

Environment Team

Collaborative Team Members:

Linda Tillman, Lead; Cheree Harris, Lead; Gina Blaylock, Vinita Newman, Clarence Hill, Jr., Erick Huff, Myron Pope, Ed.D., Sarah Roberts.

Linda Tillman (Leader)
Tillman is the director of the Center for Community Engagement at Langston University, Oklahoma City campus. She has served in this position since 2005 and since that time, has secured grants totaling more than $2 million.

Cheree Harris (Leader)
Harris is the founder of the After School Spot, an after-school program in OKC. The program is geared toward at-risk teens, and provides a safe place for socializing after the school day is done. Harris has a heart for middle school and high school students in the Oklahoma City community.

Environment 2026 Goal:

Northeast Oklahoma City is a preferred living destination featuring safe and beautiful spaces to live, work, and be healthy. 2018 Objectives

  1. Improve NE the physical landscape of NE OKC.
    1. Measurable Task: Organize and execute two large-scale community cleanup events each year.
    2. Measurable Task: Recruit committed NE residents to serve as monitors for designated areas.
    3. Measurable Task: Identify individuals or local businesses to manage Adopt-a-Street programs throughout NE OKC.
  2. Encourage the local population to lead cleanup efforts.
    1. Measurable Task: Launch media campaign to inspire residents to get involved with cleanup efforts. Utilize social media, print, and other means of mass communications.

Community Team

Collaborative Team Members:

Valerie McMurry, Lead; Karen Jacobs, Lead; Ray Bitsche, Jr., Rev. James A. Dorn, Kelvin Helms, Darius Jackson, Joyce Jackson, Barbara Loudermilk, Michael Owens, Camal Pennington, Laura Pitman, Ph.D.

Valerie McMurry (Leader)
McMurry is an HR executive and the Wellness Coordinator at Metro Technology Centers. MetroFit, a variety of free fitness classes offered at the Springlake and South Bryant campuses, is made possible by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative.

Community 2026 Goal:

The Northeast Oklahoma City Community will have a culture of strong family units and will celebrate learning and education. 2018 Objectives

  1. Create family friendly community engagement opportunities.
    1. Measurable Task: Establish a “HCC-NE OKC” zone for ONE OKC 2018.
    2. Measurable Task: Host an annual community event focused on health and wellness.
  2. Develop a “Resource Database” that is accessible and systematic.
    1. Measurable Task: Host an annual community event focused on health and wellness.
      1. Facilitate a Community Forum comprised of community leaders to receive feedback of the “Resource Database” and receive commitment regarding “Resource Rooms”.
      2. Measurable Task: Work with Metro Tech to establish a “Resource Center” on campus.
      3. Measurable Task: Create and maintain an electronic version of the “Resource Database”.
      4. Measurable Task: Work with Metro Tech to host an annual “Resource Fair”.

Economy Team

Collaborative Team Members:

Valerie McMurry, Lead; Karen Jacobs, Lead; Ray Bitsche, Jr., Rev. James A. Dorn, Kelvin Helms, Darius Jackson, Joyce Jackson, Barbara Loudermilk, Michael Owens, Camal Pennington, Laura Pitman, Ph.D.

Economy 2026 Goal:

Northeast Oklahoma City will have a sustainable economy which encourages and energizes healthy robust lifestyles. 2018 Objectives

  1. Prepare a stronger workforce.
    1. Measurable Task: Develop job training programs in collaboration with the Alliance and existing development projects.
      1. Match individuals with “hands on” job training that matches his or her skills and abilities.
    2. Measurable Task: Host an annual career fair and match 35% of attendees with a training, education, or employment opportunity.
    3. Measurable Task: Collaborate with OKCPS to improve education outcomes of Northeast residents.
      1. Become a Community Partner of OKCPS and serve on the NE Community Relations committee.
      2. Improve access to GED preparatory classes and post-secondary education options through the Resource Database and annual Resource Fair.
  2. Increase economic growth and development.
    1. Measurable Task: Recruit new businesses to NE OKC.
      1. Work with the Alliance and Northeast OKC Renaissance to identify community needs for economic development.
      2. Create relationships with incoming and existing NE businesses to encourage collaboration and partnership.