Advisory Council Members

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is proud of the distinguished members of its 2023 Advisory Council as we work together to ensure high-quality STEM is accessible to all. 

Education Council

Name Title Organization  Council Sub-Council
Karen Leonard Director of Education Technology and Computer Science Oklahoma State Department of Education Education Administration
Pamela Jones Teacher    Education Formal
Tammy J Will High School Science and STEM Educator Morrison High School Education Formal
Shawn Beard Assistant Superintendent Sand Springs Public Schools Education Administration
Angela Parks Teaching and Learning Coordinator Owasso Public Schools Education Administration
Jaime Walton STEM Strategist Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Education Informal
Brian Bovaird Program Director Tulsa Garden Center Inc. Education Informal
Natalie Bird STEM /  Science Teacher Owasso 8th Grade Center Education Formal
Stacey Elghadi Science Teacher Union Public Schools Education Formal
Kylie Nicholson Regional Ag Literacy and STEM Specialist  Oklahoma State University Extension / Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development  Education Informal
Chip Lindsey Director of Education Discovery Lab Education Informal
Todd Dixon STEM Facilitator  Inola Public Schools Education Formal
Sarah Van Zandt Director of Education and Programming Gathering Place Education Informal
Gail Ciancio Secondary Science Coordinator Owasso Public Schools Education Formal
Morgan Elliott Public School Educator Stone Canyon Elementary  Education Formal
Dana Hamersley Science Teacher/ Robotics Coach Verdigris Public Schools Education Formal
Jason Arant Founder/Director of OSIEL Oklahoma School of Innovation & Experiential Learning (OSIEL) Education Administration
Dr. Jennifer Miller Academic Content Manager – Secondary Science Tulsa Public Schools  Education Administration
Kaitlyn Beard Program Associate Up With Trees Education Informal
Rhonda Bennett 5th Grade Educator | Math, Science, Social Studies Country Lane Intermediate, Broken Arrow Schools Education Formal
Stephanie Watkins  Media Specialist Broken Arrow Public Schools- Spring Creek Education Administration
Shawn Beard Assistant Superintendent Sand Springs Public Schools Education Administration
Maryann Donahue Executive Director Global Gardens Education Informal
Jacqueline Lanning STEM Teacher Mitchell Elementary Education Formal
Ali Kalenak Educational Outreach Manager The Metropolitan Environmental Trust Education Informal
Emily Collins Community School Coordinator  Jenks East Elementary Education Administration
Paige Bergin  Instructional Coach  Union Public Schools  Education Administration
Crystal Jackson  Teacher  Olive Public Schools Education Formal

Workforce and Higher Education Council

Name Title Organization  Council Designation
Ina Agnew Vice President for Student Services Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Workforce and Higher Education  
Sasha Townsend Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tulsa Community College Workforce and Higher Education  
Jeff Cushing     Workforce and Higher Education  
Jovette Dew Director, CEAT K-12 Programs Oklahoma State University Workforce and Higher Education  
Steven M. Tipton Professor of Mechanical Engineering The University of Tulsa Workforce and Higher Education  
Norma Tenna Finance Manager – Western Hemisphere T.D. Williamson Workforce and Higher Education  
Xan Black Senior STEM Consultant TIES Workforce and Higher Education  
Randy Fleming Hardware Operations Manager  Google  Workforce and Higher Education  
Cara Cowan Watts CEO Tulsa Pier Drilling Workforce and Higher Education Council Chairperson
Dusti Sloan Clinical Associate Professor of Physiology Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences Workforce and Higher Education  
Vidhyashree Nagaraju Assistant Professor University of Tulsa Workforce and Higher Education  

STEM Supporters Council

Name Title Organization  Council Designation
Barbara Wollmershauser Community Volunteer   STEM Supporters  
Katie Tillery-Merk CEO Green Acorn LLC STEM Supporters  
Martha Rongey Senior Events Manager Junior Achievement of Oklahoma STEM Supporters  
Annie Tomecek Supervisor, Global Community Relations T.D. Williamson STEM Supporters  
Josh Walton Program Associate Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies STEM Supporters Council Chairperson

Research and Data Council

Name Title Organization  Council Designation
Rose Pixley     Research and Data Council Chairperson
Ann Money Executive Director, Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation Oklahoma Aquarium Research and Data  
Amy L Anderson Deputy Director The Opportunity Project Research and Data  
Prakash Subramaniam Managing Principal Code Ninjas Tulsa Research and Data  
Patrick Hosford  Partnerships & Data Associate InTulsa Research and Data  
Carolyn Brackin Business Analyst III ONEOK Research and Data  
Carrie Engelbrecht Program Manager Cox Communications Research and Data  
Diana Varnes INTENT Programs Lead OU Innovation Hub Research and Data  
Conor Godfrey Portfolio Manager  Tulsa Innovation Labs Research and Data  

Family and Community Council

Name Title Organization  Council Designation
Jahaziel Hiriart Executive Director Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning/The Opp Family and Community  
William Lowe Speaker of the Muscogee (Creek) National Council Muscogee Nation  Family and Community  
Morgan Allen-White Development Director OCCJ (Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice) Family and Community  
Nate C. Todd Dean of Student Success and Equity  Tulsa Community College  Family and Community Council Chairperson
Nidhi Koul MD Bixby pediatrics  Family and Community  
Bracken Klar ahha-Director of Programs & Engagement, Tri-City- Vice President, Focus: Black Oklahoma- Executive Producer ahha Tulsa Family and Community  
Matthew Robert Coakley Commercial Specialist ONEOK Family and Community  
Nancy McDonald Community Volunteer   Family and Community