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Zack has more than a decade of experience researching, analyzing and advancing public policy in Oklahoma. At Healthy Minds, he manages a full-time staff and works with a team of consultants analyzing data trends, examining best practices and evaluating community needs to inform state and local policy conversations around mental health and substance use disorder.
Zack previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber, where he managed state policy priorities around health insurance, public health, education and criminal justice. He has a background in journalism and worked as a government and crime reporter for the Tulsa World and several local newspapers. He serves on the leadership team of Tulsa’s Young Professionals and the boards of directors for several Tulsa-area nonprofits in the areas of health care and education.
Zack has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Rogers State University.
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Jennifer has over 12 years of experience in local and regional government, community planning, and grants writing, as well as many years of experience in project management, nonprofit board development and management, and public health. Initiating, planning, and implementing pivotal community collaboration projects amongst all societal sectors has been a cornerstone skill in her career.
Jennifer has a passion for giving back to improve the quality of life in her local community, which has influenced her diverse career opportunities. Among those opportunities, she managed the Community Health Improvement plan process with 65+ diverse sector stakeholders at the Tulsa Health Department as well as during her time at INCOG established the Veterans Ride Connect mobility management program that serves transportation in both urban and rural settings at INCOG, led the Job Access Mobility (JAM) initiative, pioneered the Tulsa Bike Share nonprofit, managed the Tulsa Transportation Resource Center, etc.
Jennifer is a certified project manager through PMI, Class of 54 Leadership Tulsa graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma.
A native of Washington, Maggie’s career focuses on researching, writing, and working in the community to improve collaboration and coordination among organizations. As a Policy Analyst at Healthy Minds, Maggie utilizes these skills to help address research, writing, and project needs regarding mental health and substance abuse systems, treatment policies, and projects.
In previous positions, Maggie has 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. Through her work, community involvement, and personal experiences, Maggie is interested in 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.
Maggie has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University. When not at work, Maggie serves on the board of the Junior League of Tulsa, as a board intern for Domestic Violence Intervention Services, as a mentor at Street School, as a tutor for Reading Partners, and also enjoys hanging around the house with her spouse and their three rescued dogs.
Brittany has years of experience in researching, analyzing, writing, and teaching. At Healthy Minds, she brings her legal and educational experience to her position as a policy analyst where she researches best and evidence-based practices as well as analyzing data to help moved mental health policy forward. She is particularly interested in the civil and criminal justice systems as well as education at all levels.
Brittany’s past experience includes working as a Mental Health Policy Fellow at OK Policy, 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’s of Science in Political Science from Oklahoma State University. She is currently a licensed attorney and teacher in the state of Oklahoma.
Jim is Healthy Minds’ lead consultant with TriWest Group, a health and human services consulting company evaluating the local mental health landscape, providing on-the-ground mental health expertise and driving strategies around improving outcomes.
As a TriWest Partner, Jim provides consulting and methodological leadership on several health and human services consultation and evaluation projects. He has expertise in the assessment and design of mental health services systems, the implementation of evidence-based practices for adults with mental illnesses, integrated mental health/physical health care, outcome evaluation, and the development and use of fidelity assessment tools.
Jim holds a PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology.
Sam Shore is a Principal with TriWest and has over 40 years of experience in the field of mental health services and policy. He has special interests and experience in crisis systems, jail diversion, self-directed care, integration of physical and behavioral health systems, and trauma-informed care. His consultations focus on creating recovery- and resiliency-oriented systems of care in publicly funded settings.
Sam has served in several leadership positions in his career and has acquired extensive experience in public mental health services policy development, operations, and evaluation. In his career in the Texas mental health system, Sam held positions in community mental health, state hospital psychiatric inpatient services, and the state office. He served as the project director for several successful SAMHSA grant projects, including the Mental Health Transformation grant, which allowed the state to build a strong foundation of recovery-oriented systems of care for people with serious mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance. He also served as the state director of mental health services for veterans and their families and project director of a jail diversion and trauma recovery grant.
As a Principal at TriWest, Lisa’s focus is on children, youth, and families and the systems that serve them. She has participated in and led efforts to improve children’s mental health, child welfare, and school-based mental health and to expand trauma-informed care.
Prior to joining TriWest, Lisa was instrumental in redesigning children’s mental health service delivery in El Paso. She has also developed and implemented a college readiness program for at-risk high school students from underrepresented groups and several evidence-based prevention and early intervention programs for families at risk for child welfare system involvement.
Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and holds a master’s degree in art therapy and a Master of Public Administration degree.
As Chief Economist and Managing Principal for TriWest Group, Tim supervises TriWest’s data analysis team and leads projects involving quantitative program evaluation. He has experience estimating the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. He also calculates the cost and utilization of services for clients of primary care, clients of specialty behavioral healthcare, veterans, and people involved in the criminal justice and child welfare systems.
Prior to joining TriWest full time in 2014, Tim was Economics Department Chair at Central Washington University. He is a two-tour veteran of the Iraq War.
Tim holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a PhD in economics.