Leadership

iPro Board of Directors

Alexandria Hart-Smith, Chair

Chair

Alexandria Hart-Smith, MBA-HC, CHES is the director for Quality Assurance and Data Systems with the Protective Health Services Division at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She has over twenty years of experience in the public healthcare arena.

In her current role, she is provides a leadership role in planning, developing, and evaluating quality improvement and quality assurance activities for Protective Health Services program areas. She is responsible for the oversight of the business aspects of the QIES Data System and for the supervision of professional quality assurance and data systems staff.

Alexandria holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration degree with a Healthcare Certification (MBA-HC) from Southern Nazarene University. She also holds the designation of Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Nelson Solomon, Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Nelson Solomon is the Digital Media Strategist for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, where he serves as the webmaster. His primary purpose is to keep all agency websites up to date and also assist with various communication platforms including social media. He has worked in communications at OHCA since 2013 and started maintaining agency websites in 2014. He also served as an internal communications lead for OHCA. Prior to joining OHCA, he worked for the Oklahoma Press Association. He is a native of Yukon and a passionate Oklahoma City Thunder and Oklahoma Sooner Football fan.

Nelson is a 2009 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2014 from Southwestern Christian University.

Dawn Plumb, Secretary

Secretary

Dawn Plumb is the current SharePoint Coordinator for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Her primary purpose is to assist employees with creating and using SharePoint sites on the OSDH intranet. Needless to say, there is never a shortage of questions or issues to address. Dawn is a long suffering Notre Dame fan – Go Irish! – and has two fur babies that let her live in their house.

Photo of Bill Young, iPro Treasurer

Treasurer

Bill Young is Public Information Manager at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and serves as treasurer of iPro. He, along with Vicki Sullivan (now ODL Deputy Director), convened the first meeting of state agency webmasters in 1997, a gathering that would evolve into the Oklahoma State Webmanagers Group, and eventually IPro OK. Bill created the first ODL website in 1997, and supervises the office that continues to provide the agency’s online media communications.

Fara Taylor, Co-Chair

Past-Chair

Fara Taylor works as Online Media Manager for the Department of Libraries. She has worked in state government and been an iPro member for over six years. She served as iPro Secretary in 2014 and Chair in 2018. Previous experience includes 10+ years in the non-profit sector.  Her main focus is in website development, social media, online communications, and technology solutions. She concedes that problem-solving is one of her favorite pastimes.

Rick Felty

Board Member

Rick Felty has been a Web Content Manager in Oklahoma state government since 1996. He oversaw the conversion of the state health department’s website to a content management system in 2008 and is currently working to rebuild, rebrand and migrate the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Web site into a Web content management system. He was a founding member of IPRO in 1997, along with Bill Young, when it was known as the Oklahoma State Webmasters Group.

Courtney

Board Member

Courtney Freeborn works for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, where she serves as the web manager. Prior to working at the State Department of Health, Courtney worked at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) as an Administrative Assistant/Graphic Designer in the Office of Communications. In 2012, she assumed the responsibilities of web manager for the ODOC.

Courtney is a 2006 graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She later pursued a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Tulsa.

Kelsey Schwartz, Board Member

Board Member

Kelsey Schwartz works for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) as the Digital Communications Officer. She manages the OEM website, social media, and GovDelivery, and makes graphics for the agency. Kelsey also works as a back-up Public Information Officer. Before working at OEM, she worked at the Department of Labor as the web manager and GovDelivery administrator. Kelsey graduated from Oklahoma State University, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and also taught preschoolers.

 


Previous Administrations

2018

Fara Taylor, Co-Chair (Oklahoma Department of Libraries)
Dawn Plumb, Co-Chair (Oklahoma State Department of Health)
Kelsey Schwartz, Secretary (Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Oklahoma Department of Libraries)
Courtney Freeborn, Past-President (State Department of Health)

2017

Courtney Freeborn, President (State Department of Health)
Kelsey Schwartz, Secretary (Department of Emergency Management)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Stacy Hansen, Past-President (Oklahoma Conservation Commission)

2016

Doug Doe, President (Office of Management and Enterprise Services)
Courtney Freeborn, President-Elect (Oklahoma State Department of Health)
Robert Taylor, Secretary (Office of Management and Enterprise Services)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Stacy Hansen, Past-President (Oklahoma Conservation Commission)

2015

Stacy Hansen, President (Conservation Commission)
Doug Doe, President-Elect (Office of Management and Enterprise Services)
Robert Taylor, Secretary (Office of Management and Enterprise Services)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Brenda Dawes, Past-President (Able Tech)

2014

Brenda Dawes, President (Able Tech)
Stacy Hansen, President-Elect (Conservation Commission)
Fara Taylor, Secretary (Developmental Disabilities Council)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Dan Hough, Past-President (Biological Survey)

2013

Andy Behrens, President (OU Health Sciences Center)
Brenda Dawes, President-Elect (Able Tech)
Stacy Hansen, Secretary (Conservation Commission)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Dan Hough, Past-President (Biological Survey)

2012

Dan Hough, President (Biological Survey)
Andy Behrens, President-Elect (OU Health Sciences Center)
Brenda Dawes, Secretary (Able Tech)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Debra Herlihy, Past-President (Regents for Higher Education)

2011

Debra Herlihy, President (Regents for Higher Education)
Dan Hough, President-Elect (Biological Survey)
Brenda Dawes, Secretary (Able Tech)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Mark Harrison, Past-President (Conservation Commission)

2010

Mark Harrison, President (Conservation Commission)
Debra Herlihy, President-Elect (Regents for Higher Education)
Dana Tallon, Secretary (Rehabilitation Services)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Jan Mauldin, Past-President (Corporation Commission)

2009

Jan Mauldin, Past-President (Corporation Commission)
Mark Harrison, President-Elect (Conservation Commission)
Kristen Gillman, Secretary (Wildlife)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)
Ed Eckenstein, Past-President (Regents for Higher Education)

2008

Ed Eckenstein, President (Regents for Higher Education)
Jan Mauldin, President-Elect (Corporation Commission)
Kristen Gillman, Secretary (Wildlife)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)

2007

(first year of elected officers)
Ed Eckenstein, President (Regents for Higher Education)
Randy McKee, Secretary (Human Services)
Bill Young, Treasurer (Libraries Department)