The Advisory Council provides strategic guidance and oversight for Collaboration efforts, specifically the Collaboration’s Action Teams. The Advisory Council and Thrive meet quarterly to plan and organize the activities of the collaborative’s comprehensive plan, Momentum Matters.
Alicia M. Lincoln, MSW, MSPH (she/her/hers)
Alicia works at the Oklahoma State Department of Health as the Administrative Program Manager for Child and Adolescent Health. In this position, she is responsible for programs related to multiple factors that influence the health and well-being of Oklahoma’s child and adolescent health population, including early childhood issues, school health and teen pregnancy prevention.
Amy Roff (she/her/hers)
A native Oklahoman, Amy is passionate about improving the quality of life of her fellow Oklahomans. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of founding and managing numerous state-wide AmeriCorps programs and providing leadership at various non-profits, including Oklahoma AmeriCorps, Safe Kids, OPEL, Teen emPower and Thrive. Amy is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies.
Carole Kelley (she/her/hers)
Carole is a clinical coach with the University of Missouri working with Oklahoma administrators and teachers to build their capacities as educational leaders through the Safe & Civil Schools framework. She also contracts with charter school authorizers to create Performance Frameworks and policies to guide their charter schools and consults with a charter school that she helped establish in 2003 (currently #2 public high school in Oklahoma.
Carrie Smith (she/her/hers)
Carrie Smith is a Community Liaison/Client Advocate who provides information and assistance to individuals and community entities to convey access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare of the highest quality. A native Oklahoman, she has been employed with Community Health Centers of Oklahoma for 13 years. Her nonprofit experience has given her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life in our region-one program at a time.
Danny Owens (he/him/his)
Danny Owens has served as the Wellness Coordinator at Pivot "a turning point for youth" since 2007 where he spends his days advocating for teens. He received his Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Bacone College in 2006.
Jill Nobles-Botkin (she/her/hers)
Jill is the Administrative Program Manager for the Perinatal and Reproductive Health Division at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). In this role, she oversees both the family planning and maternity programs, develops and updates policies and procedures, works closely with the Office of Perinatal Quality Improvement, participates in Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative, and serves as the work group co-lead for the Preparing for a Lifetime, Preconception/Interconception Health Care and Education workgroup.
Kali Parks, M.Ed. (she/her/hers)
With over 20 years of experience in coordinating and developing nonprofit youth services, Kali is the Director of Adolescent Health Education and Teen Clinic Services for Variety Care. Her work currently focuses on the public health initiative to reduce teen pregnancy in the state of Oklahoma, which includes managing Variety Care’s subcontract with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant from the Office of Population Affairs as well as private grants supporting the initiative from the Kirkpatrick Family Foundation.
Kelli Lynch (she/her/hers)
Kelli has been serving as the Trainer and Outreach Coordinator with Provide since 2017. Prior to this role, she worked in healthcare for over 20 years. Her various roles included EMS Instructor, EMT-I, Training Coordinator, and Clinic Administrator. In each of these roles, she became more passionate about patient care and ensuring that everyone received quality and equitable treatment.
Linsey Garlington (she/her/hers)
Linsey has been with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department since 2011 and holds the position of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Supervisor. Linsey has more than 15 years of experience in adolescent development, adolescent reproductive health, health education, health promotion and program planning, implementation and evaluation. Linsey has led numerous project teams and grants, established partnerships with a multiple districts and individual schools and is an expert consultant and skilled trainer in evidence-based program curricula.
Michelle Stansel (she/her/hers)
Michelle is the Rape Prevention Education Coordinator for the Injury Prevention Service Office at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She provides training and consultation in the areas of sexual violence prevention, organizational capacity building and community mobilization. She firmly believes that in order for prevention to be effective and sustainable we must collectively work together to address shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence and sectors of prevention efforts.
Rachele Eskridge, AAS, CDSVRP (she/her/hers)
Rachele serves as Director of Prevention Education for YWCA Oklahoma City. She has served over 10 years in the field of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking services and prevention. Rachele contributes as a member of the Oklahoma Prevention Leadership Committee, Homeless Youth Alliance, Thrive, as well as several other community prevention programs and working groups across the state of Oklahoma.
Stephanie Williams (she/her/hers)
Stephanie has worked alongside Thrive and served on the Collaboration since 2015. She is an active board member for SWAT Meet, Inc and Have Hope in Oklahoma City. Stephanie is currently the Youth Coordinator at EmpowerOKC, a program of Lilyfield where she provides resources to support teens aging out of the foster care system.
Tierra Page (she/her/hers)
While Tierra may be new to the Collaboration, she has participated in other projects to bring awareness to teen pregnancy and HIV in the community. A Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Tierra works at Community Health Centers of Oklahoma where she treats patients throughout the lifespan for primary care as well as those in need for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), HIV PrEP and treatment and Hep C treatment.
Traci Mikulecky (she/her/hers)
Traci is a degreed professional with management, grant writing, and curriculum development experience for both secondary education and adult instruction. In her current role as an Instructional Systems Specialist, she is responsible for implementing instructional system design principles and the ADDIE model to course development and revising of adult training curriculum materials.