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Director of Policy, Research and Practice
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

For over 15 years, Stephanie Williams has built the capacity of school districts, hospitals, museums, associations, and community-based organizations by defining measurable objectives, optimizing existing resources, aligning programming with public policy goals, and leveraging novel funds. To date, she has secured over $50 million dollars in grants and major gifts for groups including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oklahoma Transportation Association, Tulsa Discovery Lab, and numerous Independent School Districts.

Prior to focusing on policy research, planning, and program design, Stephanie was a Campaign Director for the Tulsa Area United Way, the Capital Campaign Director for The American Lung Association of Oklahoma, and Director of Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Business Development for the Lynn Institute of HealthCare Research in Oklahoma City. She was on the founding Board of the Tulsa Children’s Museum, served on the Board of St John’s Episcopal School, and currently sits on the Oklahoma City Public School’s Wellness Committee. She is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty Facilitator, a member Oklahoma Wellness Now Coalition, and active on several public-private community initiatives.

After graduating from The Colorado College, Stephanie earned a Master’s degree from The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. While attending Rutgers, she worked at the prestigious Eagleton Poll for Public Policy Research, specializing in quantitative and qualitative research methodology.

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