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Meet the Staff

CDRB Program Manager, Lisa P. Rhoades, B.A.

  Contact Lisa: lisa.rhoades@occy.ok.gov | (405) 606-4933

Lisa is the Program Manager for the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board, a program of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, and has held this position since 2004. The Oklahoma Child Death Review Board is a statutorily created board that reviews child fatalities to gather statistical information and makes recommendations aimed at system improvement and fatality reduction.

Ms. Rhoades sits on the Fetal Infant Mortality Review of Central Oklahoma Advisory Council, Safe Kids Oklahoma State Coalition, and is the Co-Lead for the Infant Injury Work Group of the Preparing for a Lifetime; It’s Everybody’s Responsibility infant mortality reduction program. She has recently been invited to participate in the Injury Prevention Leaders Training Collaborative, a joint project of the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Johns Hopkins Center of Injury Research and Policy.

Lisa is the Program Manager for the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board, a program of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, and has held this position since 2004. The Oklahoma Child Death Review Board is a statutorily created board that reviews child fatalities to gather statistical information and makes recommendations aimed at system improvement and fatality reduction.

Ms. Rhoades sits on the Fetal Infant Mortality Review of Central Oklahoma Advisory Council, Safe Kids Oklahoma State Coalition, and is the Co-Lead for the Infant Injury Work Group of the Preparing for a Lifetime; It’s Everybody’s Responsibility infant mortality reduction program. She has recently been invited to participate in the Injury Prevention Leaders Training Collaborative, a joint project of the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Johns Hopkins Center of Injury Research and Policy.


Elizabeth Kaup, CDRB Case Manager, M.S.

  Contact Lizz: elizabeth.kaup@occy.ok.gov | (405) 606-4938

Elizabeth Kaup is the Case Manager for the Child Death Review Board and has held this position since May of 2020.  Prior to her employment with the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, Ms. Kaup was employed with the Department of Human Services with both the Office of Background Investigations as a Background Investigator and as a Child Welfare worker in Child Protective Services.  In 2004, Ms. Kaup started her career in social services with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, at Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center (COJC).

Ms. Kaup held various positions at COJC, the most recent as the Independent Living Coordinator for the Independent Living Program. Lizz received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration in 2014 at East Central University.


Joseph McGrath, CDRB Case Manager, B.A.

  Contact Joseph: joseph.mcgrath@occy.ok.gov | (405) 606-4900

Joseph McGrath is a Case Manager for the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board, handling data collection and statistical quality control.  He has served the board since January of 2021.  Prior to working for the board, Joseph was in Education, specializing in Language Arts instruction for at-risk youth and international students.  Joseph has taught English as a Foreign Language abroad and has led workshops in Oklahoma training EFL tutors and instructors.

Joseph received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Langston University and attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma, studying composition, rhetoric, and literacy.

Last Modified on Oct 28, 2021