Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


Caletta McPherson
Caletta McPherson began her duties as Deputy Commissioner for Substance Abuse Services at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Sept. 4, 2007. She is a native Oklahoman, with more than 25 years of experience in the area of social services, primarily in substance abuse and mental health services.

Before assuming the deputy commissioner position at ODMHSAS, McPherson served as CEO/President of CARE for Change, Inc., Outpatient Substance Abuse Services, located in Oklahoma City, for approximately 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. McPherson is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Adjunct Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma.


Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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