Oklahoma State Board Of Health Members
Timothy E. Starkey, M.B.A. - President
Mr. Starkey is the Executive Director of the Great Salt Plains Health Center in Cherokee, Oklahoma. He has 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Starkey represents Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, Woodward, Woods, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Garfield, Kay and Noble counties.
Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Becky Payton - Secretary
Ms. Payton is regional vice president of operations for Mercy Hospital. She served in human resources in the manufacturing industry before she joined Mercy as vice president of human resources in 2008. Ms.Payton has served as regional Vice President since 2014. She currently serves on the boards of Mercy Hospital Ada, Mercy Hospital Logan County, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Heart Hospital. She is a member at-large on the State Board of Health.
Term Expires: 6/30/2024
Jenny Alexopulos, D.O.
Dr. Alexopulos is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She is also the Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Professor of Family Medicine with the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alexopulos represents Ottawa, Delaware, Craig, Mayes, Nowata, Rogers, Washington, Tulsa, Pawnee, and Osage counties.
Term Expires: 6/30/2023
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A
Dr. Grim is the Deputy Director of Health Services for the Cherokee Nation. He is a former Director of Indian Health Services (IHS), and a retired Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral (upper half) in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services (USPHS). He is board certified in Dental Public Health, a member of the Society of American Indian Dentists, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Dr. Grim represents Adair, Sequoyah, Cherokee, Wagoner, Muskogee, Haskell, McIntosh, and Okmulgee counties.
Term Expires: 6/30/2022
R. Murali Krishna, M.D.
Dr. Krishna is senior consultant of INTEGRIS Mind-Brain Health; co-founder and president of INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit; past president of INTEGRIS Mental Health; founder, past president and current board member of the Health Alliance for the Uninsured; a clinical professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science; past president of the Oklahoma County Medical Society; past president of the Oklahoma Psychiatric Association, and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. A resident of Edmond, Dr. Krishna represents Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, McClain, Garvin, Murray and Payne counties.
Term Expires 6/30/2026
Ronald D. Osterhout, M.S.
Mr. Osterhout is a resident of Altus. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS and MS in engineering and has 40 years of experience in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production. Mr. Osterhout is now Involved in production agriculture in southwestern Oklahoma. He was previously a member of the Board of Health from 1998 to 2007. He represents Ellis, Dewey, Custer, Roger Mills, Beckham, Washita, Kiowa, Greer, Jackson, Harmon, and Tillman counties.
Term Expires: 6/30/2025