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Executive Staff

Malena Curtsinger
Executive Director

Malena Curtsinger, Executive Director, considers it a privilege to serve in her current role because she can support so many former students, coworkers, and friends. Her passion for the industry and a genuine appreciation for the people who earn a living working within the industry are what motivates her in the role of Executive Director. She has been a licensee for over 30 years and will lead the Board in supporting industry professionals by upholding the mission and the vision of the Board. Exceptional customer service is the cornerstone of the industry and, as Director, Malena hopes to echo that same customer service philosophy in day-to-day interactions between licensees and the Board.

Malena holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education from Oklahoma State University. Her background includes salon experience, both public and private school instruction, and private school administration. Malena is a dually licensed Master Instructor of Cosmetology & Barbering and she enjoys attending trade shows and professional events. Being an educator at heart, she welcomes the opportunity to learn new skills that will lend to better leadership in the disciplines associated with and under the scope of Cosmetology and Barbering. 


John Funderburk
Principal Assistant

John worked for the State since 2007 and joined the Cosmetology and Barbering Board in 2017. He over see's office staff, Board functions, and assists the Executive Director. Responsible for cosmetology and barbering school licensing, purchasing and personnel.


Last Modified on Apr 13, 2023
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