Gina McPherson is a devoted wife to her husband of 22 years, and a mother to two wonderful sons. She currently serves as the Special Programs Manager for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education where she provides oversight for two contracts with the Department of Human Services. She works with the Community College TANF Special Projects and the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program, which is a scholarship program for eligible child care professionals pursing a credential, certificate or degree in early childhood development. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Environmental Sciences from Oklahoma State University, and a Masters of Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. In her spare time, she enjoys going to band events with her youngest son who is a percussionist and attending OU football games with her husband. Her oldest son is a student at the Southern Methodist University. She is a very proud mother.
Debra Lamar, M.Ed., is director of the GOALS Program at Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK. Goals provides education, training, academic counseling, supportive services, and job readiness and placement services for low-income students. Debra has her Masters in School Counseling and recently received her Masters to become a Licensed Professional Counselor . Debra has worked in mental health with disadvantaged children, families and adults for over 10 years .
Trilbya is the EAGLE Instructor and Data Manager (TANF) she also serves as a Title IX Coordinator at Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, OK. Trilbya is a single mother of one who is devoted to educating, mentoring, and motivating adults students to conquer their fears and overcome setbacks and achieve their goals. Trilbya has been with Gordon Cooper Technology Center for 4 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Human Resources and a Master's in Management. She has been involved with CTEEC for 2 years.
Ronda McNatt has devoted her education and career to promoting the equity and inclusion of groups and individuals. She obtained a BA from Oklahoma State University in Psychology and went on to earn a MS in HR: Rehabilitation Counseling from East Central University. She began her career working at the Department of Rehabilitation Services advocating, counseling, supporting and removing barriers for clients. She also worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the private sector. Ronda felt a calling to assist individuals in the education arena, therefore, obtaining a teacher certification. She taught High School Equivalency at Oklahoma City Community College, and now serves as the Director of Career Transitions. She thrives on helping individuals reach their educational and employment goals and is grateful to be a part of the OCCC team and a member of CTEEC.
This position is currently vacant
Jeana Cole serves as the TANF Work Prep Coordinator for the Project HIRE Program at Tulsa Technology Center. Her goal is to assist TANF clients/students in obtaining career guidance, technical training, employment skills training, job placement and job retention support. She has been with Tulsa Tech for 8 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Services from Belhaven University and is currently the secretary for CTEEC.