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Meet the Staff

The Office of Planning and Coordination (P&C) at the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth dedicates itself to serving and improving the lives of Oklahoma’s youth and families through partnerships, joint planning and service coordination among stakeholders.

Danielle M. Dill, MPH - Program Manager

 Contact Danielle: |(405) 606-4902

Danielle M. Dill, MPH, is the Program Manager for the Office of Planning and Coordination at the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth. In this position, she leads joint planning and service coordination efforts to improve the safety and well-being of children and youth throughout Oklahoma.

Danielle has worked in non-profit, higher education and public health for more than 26 years. Prior to joining OCCY, Danielle served as the Program Manager for Office of Partner Engagement at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, building community partnerships, and mobilizing resources to improve health outcomes at the local and state level. She also served as the Director of Health and Fitness at the Wellness Center and adjunct instructor for the Department of Kinesiology & Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Danielle is a graduate of Leadership Edmond Class XXVII, Oklahoma Educators Leadership Academy and Oklahoma Public Health Leadership Institute.

An advocate at heart, Danielle is guided by her core values of authenticity, creativity, teamwork, the equipping of others, and the building of legacies defined by voices heard and lives saved. Professional interests and efforts center on leadership development, community organization and planning, public policy and advocacy, and health and wellness. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching group fitness, outdoor recreational activities, sports, music, and spending time with family.

Nicole George, MSW - Community Planner

  Contact Nicole: | (405) 606-4908

Nicole George has dedicated her career in social work to improving services and systems for our most vulnerable citizens and building healthy communities for all. As Community Planner in the Office of Planning and Coordination at the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, Nicole assists with the planning and coordination of systems serving children and youth in Oklahoma to achieve the best possible outcomes for the state.  

Previously she has worked in regional government as a community and economic development planner, in community mental health providing children and families with trauma informed care and with local faith-based non-profits training everyday Oklahomans volunteering to support at risk children and families.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce where she graduated cum laude. Most memorable during her time of study was being selected to receive a scholarship to attend the May Mini Travel Abroad program to Costa Rica where she learned about their approach to innovative social service systems.

As an Oklahoman who grew up with many of the same challenges faced by the people and systems, she is committed to improving, Nicole values a person-centered approach honoring the dignity and worth of each individual while providing resources that set people up for success. She is committed to discovering the best practices and the best tools to provide the best outcomes for all.

Professionally, Ms. George is passionate about improving systems for children and families and building strong communities. In her free time Ms. George enjoys cooking, hiking, road trips and spending time with her family.  

Isabel Rodriguez, M. Ed. - Community Development Planner

  Contact Isabel:  (405) 606-4900

Isabel Rodriguez is the Community Development Planner for the Parent Leadership Programs at OCCY.  In 2006, she moved from Mexico to Oklahoma in order to pursue her Master’s degree in Education.  In 2008, she obtained her degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.

She has more than 12 years of experience in child abuse prevention programs, parenting programs and support groups, and Latino youth education programs.  She believes that utilizing educational tools are the best way for parents and families to improve their lives.  Throughout her career, helping those who are considered the most vulnerable have been some of her proudest moments.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, road trips, and the majesty of nature.  She looks for ways to learn more about other cultures and loves to try new things

Ellen J. Lohrenz - Administrative Assistant

  Contact Ellen: | (405) 606-4950

Ellen J. Lohrenz is the administrative assistant for the Office of Planning and Coordination for the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.  She joined the agency in 2020. Prior to her position with OCCY, she was employed by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections as an administrative assistant for the Records Department, Continental Resources, Incorporated in the Treasury Department as an Accountant I, and lastly at Emmanuel Baptist Church as an office assistant.

In her spare time, Ellen enjoys outdoor activities including gardening, hiking, exercise, reading, expressing herself through fiber arts, painting, refurbishing furniture, hanging out with her family, friends and traveling.

Last Modified on Apr 20, 2022