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Board Members

Beverly Coon, LMSW, LCSW - Board Chair

Term Expires: 6/1/2026

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Ave.
Edmond, OK  73034

Beverly Coon, LCSW is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2007. In addition, she received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005, and a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from OUHSC in 1979. She was employed with the Child Study Center/Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center for four years. Beverly has served on several community boards including: CARE Center Board for 6 years, The Red Cross Board, Sunbeam Family Services Board and served as President of the Jr. League of Oklahoma City. In addition, she was appointed to the Oklahoma State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Prevention, where she served for three years. Beverly is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She also serves on Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Board for Licensed Social Workers. Beverly volunteers in the mental health clinic at the Crossings Community Center. Her special interests include children and family matters, and most anything to do with animals. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, running, gardening, her puppies, and spending time with friends and families. She has been married to her husband, Bryan, for 35 years and has two grown children, Brandon and Brittany, both married. Beverly is the proud grandmother of two grandsons, one granddaughter, and has another grandson on the way.

Angela Workman Dickson, LCSW, ACSW - Vice Chair

Term Expires: 6/1/2025

Angela Dickson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with more than 15 years of experience specializing in Women’s Issues, including: mood disorders, trauma, chronic health issues, relationships, parenting, maternal mood disorders, and perinatal loss. Angela has been a medical social worker providing services to women with high-risk pregnancies, birth anomalies, and autoimmune diseases for most of her career.  Angela currently works at Lifestance-Balance Women's Health in Moore.

Angela has been a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma and Rose State College; teaching  social work and medical students about the importance of an integrated behavioral health model for primary care settings. She has presented at various local and national conferences on Motivational Interviewing, Maternal Mood Disorders, Perinatal Loss, and Self-Care for Behavioral Health Professionals.

Clark Grothe, LCSW - Secretary

Term Expires: 7/1/2025

Health and Wellness Center
1505 E. Main
Stigler, OK  74462

Clark Grothe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has worked 31 years to help Oklahoma children, adults and families impacted by mental illness, substance use and trauma. Grothe began his career in 1989 with NorthCare which at the time was a small private, non-profit community mental health agency of less than 20 staff members. Clark ended his time at NorthCare as the Chief Operating Officer, the agency employing over 275 staff members and serving approximately 11,000 unique patients each year across 47 central and western Oklahoma counties.

In 2008, Grothe develpoed a partnership with a leading Community Health Center, Variety Care. The result was the first co-located, integrated health care clinic within an Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center. This collaboration was accomplished with no outside funding. However, based on the success of this initiative, a federal grant was secured to expand the clinic to a five days per week. This clinic became the model for Oklahoma that was replicated across the state in multiple community mental health centers.

Grothe has actively partnered in the creation of multiple Child Welfare collaborations that have reduced recidivism in child maltreatment, reduced foster care placement disruptions, reduced children’s time in the State’s care and decreased the number of children entering care. These initiatives include Comprehensive Home Based Services (CHBS), SafeCare, Family KINnections, Intensive Safety Services (ISS), Family Tree, and most recently the development of Parent Partners.  Grothe and his team led the expansion of CHBS and ISS to serve families in 47 Oklahoma counties.

Inspired by the outcomes of holistic, integrated care, Grothe has the privilege to currently serve as the Director of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma’s largest rural Community Health Center, Stigler Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). The multidisciplinary teams at SHWC include primary care, behavioral health, psychiatry, pharmacy, women’s health, dentistry, optometry and care coordination.

Stacey Blaylock, LCSW

Term Expires: 6/30/2024

Oral Roberts University
7777 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171

Stacey R. Blaylock, LCSW, is the Director of the Social Work Program and Assistant Professor of Social Work at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

Stacey is an alumna of Oral Roberts University and The University of Oklahoma, where she earned her B.S.W. and M.S.W., respectively. Before working in higher education, Stacey practiced medical social work for eight years, working in areas such as oncology, pediatrics, and trauma. Stacey is an Oklahoma Board-approved Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Regarding teaching, Stacey enjoys equipping the next generation of social work professionals with the experience and knowledge they need to be empowered leaders, bold advocates, and world changers. Outside of the classroom, her accomplishments include: recipient of the 2019 Innovation in Online Teaching Award; recipient of the 2022 College of Science and Engineering Teaching Excellence Award; organizer of the annual NASW-OK sponsored Faith and Social Work Conference held at Oral Roberts University; lecturer at the 2019 Marketplace Leadership Institute (MLI) in Singapore, presenting on Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Sensitivity in the Marketplace and Ministry; annual presenter at the NASW Oklahoma State Conference with presentations focused on the ethical use of social media in social work, as well as the non-traditional role of Police Social Work; the NASW Tulsa Branch President from 2013 to 2014; currently the NASW-OK Board President; and a member of the Blessings to Share Foundation Advisory Board.

Stacey, also owns a creative consulting company, Social Impact, LLC, that provides services to agencies and companies that wish to improve curriculum, develop new programs, and streamline training and workflow processes with an emphasis on innovation, technology, and creativity.

Stacey is married, and together her and her husband Stephen have five young children. During her free time, she enjoys making memories with her family.

Joel Harder, Ed.D, LMSW

Term Expires: 6/1/2024

Oklahoma Capitol Culture
4 NE 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Dr. Joel W. Harder is the founder and president of Oklahoma Capitol Culture and Chaplain of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He has several years of experience working in international leadership development through local churches, nationwide nonprofits, and political arenas.

Harder earned his MSW from Baylor University before moving to Washington DC in 2008. In Washington, Harder worked in the Government Relations and Public Policy Office of YMCA of the USA were he served as Y-USA’s liaison to the White House for President Obama’s 2009 Summer of Service. Harder also coordinated a referral network of licensed counselors for pastors in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area and led the effort to launch a clinical counseling center at FBC Alexandria in 2016.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Harder has worked with young professionals, elected officials, and policymakers in Oklahoma as well as in Washington, D.C., and developed leadership conferences for faith and community leaders held in Central Asia, West Asia, and Eastern Europe. Harder is the author of When Leaders Matter: How Civility, Integrity, and the Leaders We Need are Possible, published in 2020 by Insight International Press.

Melanie McKinley, LCSW

Term Expires: 7/1/2028

Melanie McKinley, LCSW is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 2006 where she received her Masters of Social Work. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1999. Her class was the founding class and first class to graduate from the college’s accredited program of Social Work. Mrs. McKinley has over 23 years of experience in the field of Social Work and is currently in private practice here in Oklahoma. She has served in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Discharge Planning, Inpatient Geriatric Psych, Crisis Services as a Clinical Director, and she created a program for students who want to transition from adult learning to higher education. Mrs. McKinley obtained level one ministerial certification in 2015 through the Oklahoma School of Ministry at the District Assemblies of God and in May of 2023 completed her level one certification for Biblical Counseling through the Association of Biblical Counselors in Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. McKinley enjoys spending time with her growing family as well as cooking, gardening, reading all the books, writing on her blog, and aspires to publish her fist book by end of 2023.

David Spencer, Public Member

Term Expires: 10/1/2025

David Spencer hails from a strong agricultural background and currently operates the family’s farms near Chickasha, Oklahoma. He retired from professional life after thirty years employment with Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Child Welfare Services (CWS), Oklahoma Management Program Office (OMES) - Business Analyst, and Rattan Consulting.

Over Spencer’s periods of time with Child Welfare Services (CWS), he provided services in a rural setting as a Child Welfare Specialist and later as a Child Welfare Supervisor. After ten years he moved to CWS - Technology & Governance, serving as Assistant Administrator for Oklahoma’s Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (KIDS). While there he supervised the KIDS Help Desk, served as KIDS application trainer, and monitored KIDS federal and state technical application reports. He moved to the Enterprise Project Management Office to serve as the child welfare subject matter expert for multiple major projects involving technology systems for state agencies.  

State law changed and all state agencies were consolidated into one technical agency named OMES. During this period, he led, directed, and coordinated teams as a Business Analyst, Project Manager, Certified Enterprise Architect, and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.  

Since retirement, Spencer has consulted with Rattan Consulting on numerous projects in Oklahoma including those focused on child welfare. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University. He is a proud “Dad” and “Grandpa”.

Last Modified on Oct 25, 2023
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