Leadership

The iPro Board of Directors

 

Fara Taylor, Co-Chair

Co-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 five years. She served as iPro Secretary in 2014. 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.

 

Dawn Plumb, Co-Chair

Co-Chair

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.

 

Kelsey Schwartz, Secretary of iPro

Secretary

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.

 

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.

 

Courtney

Past-President

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.

 

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.

 


Previous Administrations

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)