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Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature Alumni Association

Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature Alumni Association

The Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature Alumni Association (OSHLAA) is the supporting organization of the Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature (OSHL). 
The OSHLAA membership consists of OSHL members having served at least one year of their first term in the OSHL. 

The purpose of the OSHLAA is:

  • To aid and support the OSHL;
  • To encourage past OSHL to remain active or renew activities in reaching the OSHL mission of senior advocacy;
  • To conduct OSHL business in agreement with the policies and rules of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA); and

The OSHLAAraises money for the OSHL through fundraising events and individual contributions and from annual membership dues and registration fees.


 The OSHL receives technical and office support from Aging Services Division (ASD) and the 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and receives charitable
donations from corporations.

Recent state legislation was passed allowing individual state taxpayers to check off on their tax returns an amount they want to contribute to the OSHL and/or the OSHLAA from their tax return amount, at no expense to the state.

The group meets during the first three quarters of the year, in coordination with the state legislature's year. 

OSHLAA Executive Committee Members

Trish Emig, President

Jalmer (Bo) Fallon, 1st VP

Roberta Dake, 2nd VP

Bonnie Lucas, Secretary

Cathy Howard, Treasurer

Gloria Stearns, Speaker of the House

Cathy Howard, Speaker Pro Tem - House

Walker Davis, President Pro Tem- Senate

Bill Hickson, Floor Leader - Senate

John Kusel, Immediate Past President

Jewell Dietsche,          Rep. District 1

Vacant,                        Rep. District 2

Walker Davis,              Rep. District 3

Erma Willis-Alford,      Rep. District 4

Bill Hickson,                Rep. District 5

Roberta Dake,               Rep. District 6                

Cathy Howard,             Rep. District 7

Ruth Tatyrek,               Rep. District 8

Jalmer (Bo) Fallen,      Rep. District 9

Vacant,                          Rep. District 10

Tom Lucas,                   Rep. District 11

Representatives and Directors for AAA

Jewell Dietsche, Rep. District 1

Staci Pierce, Director, AAA Grand Gateway

918-783-5793/1-800-482-4594

Vacant, Rep. District 2

Stacy Turner, Director, AAA EODD

(918) 682-7891   www.eoddok.org                             

Walker Davis, Rep. District 3

Kim Rose, Director, AAA KEDDO

(918) 465-2367/ 1-800-722-8180

Erma Willis-Alford, Rep. District 4

Amie Judd, Director, AAA SODA

(580) 920-1388   www.soda-ok.org

Bill Hickson, Rep. District 5

John Shea, Director, AAA COEDD

(405) 273-6410/ 1-800-375-8255

Roberta Dake,   District 6    

Regan McManus, Director, AAA INCOG

(918) 584-7526   www.incog.org

Cathy Howard, Rep. District 7

Valerie Snethen, Director, LTCA-E

(580) 234-7475   www.ltcaenid.org

Ruth Tatyrek, Rep. District 8

Blair Schoeb, Director, Areawide Aging Agency

(405) 942-8500   www.areawideaging.org

Jalmer (Bo) Fallen, Rep. District 9

Kristina Manriquez, Director, AAA ASCOG

(580) 736-7979/1-800-658-1466

Vacant, Rep. District 10

Anita Martinez, Director, AAA IAO

(580)562-4882/1-800-627-4882

Tom Lucas, Rep. District 11

Anita Martinez, Director, SWODA

(580) 562-4882/ 1-800-627-4882

DHS Aging Services

Contact:  Shirley Cox l  Shirley.cox@okdhs.org

Phone:  405-208-2048

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 53159

Oklahoma City, OK 73152

2020 Meetings

2021 Meetings

OSHLAA Officers

Trish Emig, President

Jalmer (Bo) Fallon, 1st VP

Roberta Dake, 2nd VP

Bonnie Lucas, Secretary

Cathy Howard, Treasurer

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