Anna brings a strong background working in patient care and within various health systems to her role as Fellow, and is eager to utilize her knowledge and experiences in contributing to improvements around integrated/collaborative care. Anna’s other focuses within the Fellowship will include maternal mental health and the behavioral health workforce in Oklahoma. Anna has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Washington University in St. Louis. Anna will begin medical school next fall and looks forward to continuing this work as a medical student and physician.
Troy has worked in a variety of health research roles, including positions with the federal government, academia, and county-level programs. Troy is interested in improving health outcomes, especially among vulnerable populations. To this end, his research has engaged many types of Americans—including the elderly, people of color, low-income neighborhoods, and people experiencing homelessness. Troy holds a dual degree in psychology and the sociology of law, crime, and deviance; this degree includes a minor in computer science, which he hopes to eventually promote into a masters in computational social science.
Margaret (Maggie) Shaffer-Den Harder
In previous positions, Maggie worked in the legal field, higher education administration and the nonprofit sector. In 2018, Maggie spent time at the City of Tulsa as a consultant authoring Resilient Tulsa, an action-oriented strategy designed to advance equity in Tulsa. Maggie has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University.
Policy interest areas: Addiction treatment issues, preventative programs, and maternal mental health. In her earlier work, Maggie developed interests in family dynamics and stability, economic security-related stress, and inter-generational trauma.
Post-fellowship career: Policy Analyst, Healthy Minds Policy Initiative; Government Affairs Director, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Brittany’s past experience includes clerking at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, interning at the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office, and participating in community advocacy and immigration clinics at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Before attending law school, Brittany taught history and coached competitive speech and debate in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Brittany graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2018 with Highest Honor. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Oklahoma State University.
Policy interest areas: Civil and criminal justice systems as well as all levels of education.