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


View picture of Karyne Jones  Karyne Jones, President and CEO
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.


Karyne Jones is the president and chief executive officer of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc., (NCBA) the only national organization solely devoted to making minority aging services a national priority. Jones  leads NCBA in its efforts to deliver fair and affordable housing, employment services, and healthcare intervention programs for low-income African Americans and other minority seniors. She also targets new business, partnerships, and other opportunities to ensure organization’s commitment toward minority aging.

Previously, Karyne served as the legislative aide to Congressman Andrew Young.  Jones served for eight years in the Texas Legislature representing District 120 in San Antonio. As vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, she was a member of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus. She also served on the Appropriations, State-Federal Relations, Corrections and Urban Affairs committees. Prior to her political career, she served two terms on the East Central Independent School District school board of trustees.

Jones has a bachelor's degree in political science from Clark Atlanta University. She holds a masters degree in public affairs from Northern Illinois University. She received a second masters degree in public policy and administration from Harvard University.

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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