Board members 2021-2022
Developmental Disabilities Council of OK.
Jenifer Randle’s GOOD LIFE includes teaching, reading, writing, watching sports, and anything Star Trek. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a Master’s Degree in Transition Education and Services from the University of Kansas, and a Certificate in Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Significant Disabilities from Utah State University. Jenifer was a Special Education Teacher for fourteen years, spending most of her years teaching students with significant disabilities. Jenifer is also a credentialed trainer for Person-Centered Thinking, training others in Person-Centered Thinking skills throughout the state as well as training youth and young adults’ advocacy skills.
Northeastern State University
Coordinator, Educational Access
Student Disability Services
Kelli coordinates classroom accommodations such as test proctoring and extended testing time for students with short or long-term disabilities. She also sits on the Accessibility Committee with NSU. Kelli was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Kean University in NJ with a BA. in Psychology. Growing up, sign language was the second language in her home and as a result, Kelli is also fluent in American Sign Language. She moved to Oklahoma with her husband and 3 children in 2014. She is a former special education teacher/behavior specialist with Broken Arrow. She is currently attending NSU to complete her Master's in Leadership - Higher Education Administration. She is also a volunteer with Tulsa Animal Welfare and fosters kittens in addition to the house load of her own loving furbabies.
Coordinator of Disability Services
Oklahoma City Community College
Todd has been at OCCC for 10 years now where he also teaches history. He hails from the Chicago suburbs and served on Active Duty in the Marine Corps as a Korean Linguist and Cryptanalyst back in the Cold War days. He has a wife of 21 years and three sons, one of whom is now a student in the Digital Cinema Program at OCCC. He is an avid board gamer and crockpot cooker, participating annually in the Oklahoma State Fair “What A Crock” crockpot competitions.
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Bryan Roybal is in his 4th year as Special Services Advisor at Francis Tuttle Technology Center where he serves High School and Adult students for the Rockwell Campus. Prior to his time at FTTC, Bryan directed a program for students with special needs at Oklahoma Christian Academy for two years and taught Special Education at Edmond Santa Fe for 8 years after spending time in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico where he taught Middle School Special Education. Bryan also coached basketball and Bryan earned his BA in Mass Communication Journalism from Oklahoma Christian University, MA in Special Education from The University of New Mexico, and earned a Principal Certification through Lamar University (’14). Bryan is married to Katy, who serves as Disability Coordinator at Oklahoma Christian University, and they have two daughters.
4 Year Representative
Northeastern State University
Director, Housing & Residence Life
Whitney currently lives and works in Tahlequah, OK She has served in several roles at NSU since 2008 including roles in Residence Life, Student Conduct, and Title IX. She is currently the Director of Housing & Residence Life. In each role she has worked in, she has been a contact person/advocate for students in need of addressing a concern regarding their own need or disability, working to change policy to better serve and include our students with accommodations regardless of ability. She is excited to serve this community through my daily work and now through OK-AHEAD
2 Year Representative
Rose State College
Coordinator, Student Access Services
Mike has been in similar roles over the past 30yrs at Univ of NH, Oklahoma St Univ, and Univ of KS. Active in the professional organization at the local, state, and national levels, now as a 2yr College rep for the OK-AHEAD Board. Of particular interest and passion are issues of transition, access (i.e., universal design), and “disability” as part of diversity.
Career Tech Representative
Tulsa Technology Center
Special Services Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena is responsible for high school and adult students receiving services, assisting those involved with the judicial system, fostering partnerships with local high school special education departments, recruiting Sign Language interpreters, providing assistive technology, and serving on the Owasso Area Transition committee. She has been in education for 10 years and her start was a little unconventional. She began as the Adventure Facilitator for SWOSU’s Lawton Boys’ Home. She then moved to Maine and worked at Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, as the Ropes Course Facilitator. When she moved back to Oklahoma, she became a high school special education teacher for Putnam City High and later on for Berryhill High. She resides in Tulsa with her lovely spouse, two strong, independent teenage daughters, and two adorable dogs.
Rogers State University
Dr. Amy Richards is a registered nurse who has been in the nursing profession for over 30 years. Following her career of clinical practice in the areas of Home Health, Quality Improvement, and Community, she has been teaching at Rogers State University Nursing for ten years in the Associate Degree, BSN, and RN2BSN programs. Her passion is Cultural Diversity, Mental Illness, and Community Nursing and she strives to lessen the stigma of mental illness and to embrace diversity in the healthcare setting. Dr. Richards is married to Jim, has three children, six grandchildren and a herd of rescue dogs and horses.
Career Tech Representative
Moore Norman Technology Center
Suzanne Graham, BS began working in Career Tech in 1997 in the Deaf Education department as a certified sign language interpreter for the Deaf and hard of hearing. In 2015, her position was moved under the Disability Coordinator where she took on more general duties working with all students in need of accommodations. She is a nationally certified interpreter and has been working mostly in the educational area. She also works part-time as a video relay operator as well as some freelance community work.