I’m an unapologetic advocate for justice with almost two decades’ experience organizing for social change in a deep red state. I specialize in race, gender, immigration and LGBTQ+ issues, with a focus on the intersections.
As a consultant in inclusion, equity and social justice, I help progressive social impact organizations and foundations advance their missions through strategy development, coaching, equity training, facilitation, event planning, and other services.
My community work includes organizing with the Demanding a JUSTulsa campaign for police reform, writing for the Tulsa Star, serving on committees of Mental Health Association Oklahoma and Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and serving as a poll worker. I also co-chair a Tulsa Area United Way community investment panel.
In the past, I served as convener of Changing the Status Quo and the Say No to Hate Coalition and on the boards of Center for New Community, Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, ACLU Oklahoma, the United Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa, and The University of Tulsa Women’s & Gender Studies Program.
From 2008-2017, I worked at YWCA Tulsa, whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. I first joined YWCA as their inaugural Director of Racial Justice, growing the department to include anti-racism training and consulting, racial dialogue groups, community collaborations, and two annual signature events. Later, as the Director of Mission Impact and Co-Director of the Inclusion Institute, my role expanded to managing YWCA’s women’s empowerment, public policy, and evaluation work; plus providing local, regional and national partners with capacity building and technical assistance on issues of identity and inclusion. In my final year, I served as interim Director of Immigrant & Refugee Services, helping thousands of newcomers integrate into Tulsa’s fabric.
Before joining YWCA Tulsa, I was the first Deputy Director of Oklahomans for Equality, (which manages Tulsa’s 18,000 square foot LGBTQ community center and multiday Pride celebration), where I developed programming, managed volunteers, coordinated advocacy efforts and raised funds to support OkEq’s work.
The first in my family to be born in the U.S., I’ve lived in Oklahoma most of my life, moving to Tulsa to earn my Bachelor’s in Political Science at TU. I specialize in the analysis of power, community organizing, organizational and institutional development, and identity-based oppression. My love languages are homecooking, podcasts and spreadsheets. I live in Tulsa with my husband Nick Doctor and our dogs Lily and Dora.