Board of Advocates

Board of AdvocatesThe College of Allied Health Board of Advocates was created in March 2008. The Board of Advocates serves to advance the reputation and strength of the College of Allied Health at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center.

As friends of the College, its members provide information and assistance to help the College reach its goals. The Board provides insight into the College’s external operations and communicates the College’s activities to Oklahoma communities and its citizens.

The creation of the Board has been nothing less than perfect. The Board of Advocates has a very active group of alumni, friends, donors, and departmental representation. The Board helps the College of Allied Health Development Office move forward with fundraising and other outreach initiatives. The College of Allied Health now has a greater means to communicate with the community and to demonstrate who they are and what they do.

2018-19 Board Members

Linda Alfred (Board Chairperson)
Clinical Sales Specialist, Xstrahl, Inc.
Radiation Therapy alumna, CAH

Allen Knehans
Dean, College of Allied Health

Matt Cloud
Director of Development, Casady School

Petra Colindres
Assistant Director, Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center
Nutritional Sciences alumna, CAH

Jenny Dawson
Cardiovascular Sonographer, University of Colorado Health
Sonography alumna, CAH

Stephanie DeBerry
Project Dietitian and Nutrition Specialist, ONIE Project
Nutritional Sciences alumna, CAH

Sally Eggleston
Community Volunteer
Radiation Therapy alumna, CAH

Katie Eliot
Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at St. Louis University
Nutritional Science alumna, CAH

Martha Ferretti
Professor Emeritus, Physical Therapy

Vesper Grantham
Chair, Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences
Nuclear Medicine alumna, CAH

Jennifer Horrell
Speech Language Pathologist, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe
Speech-Language Pathology alumna, CAH

Andrew John
Department Chairman, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Jennifer Kragh
Realtor, dwell Urban Real Estate
Speech-Language Pathology alumna, CAH

Sandra Nettleton
Director of Compliance, OUHSC
Occupational Therapy alumna, CAH

Heather Odle
Occupational Therapist, Genesis Rehab
Masters of Occupational Therapy alumna, CAH

Lori Payne
Owner, Absolute Balance Pilates
Physical Therapy alumna, CAH

J.T. Petherick
Director of Legislative & Tribal Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jill Raines
Assistant General Counsel, OUHSC

Cyndy Robinson
Interim Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Occupational Therapy alumna, CAH

Jason Shilling
CT Supervisor, Mercy Hospital
Radiography alumnus, CAH

Lancer Stephens
Director of Outreach, College of Public Health
Allied Health Ph.D. alumnus, CAH