GET TO KNOW US: OUR BOARD

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Christine Beeson

Board Chair

Dr. Beeson was born & raised in Tulsa, attended Jenks High School, graduated college from the University of Oklahoma, attended medical school at ATSU in Missouri & Phoenix, and completed her pediatrics residency at Oklahoma State University. She is currently in fellowship training in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics through the University of Oklahoma.

 

She joined the board after benefiting from the resource center while fostering & adopting two of her daughters. She is passionate about advocating for under-served children in Oklahoma. In her free time she enjoys running marathons, playing her oboe, and traveling with her husband & their three daughters.

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Lora Conger

Treasurer

Lora is the Chief Financial Officer at Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). She is a CPA and has an MBA from Oklahoma State University. Lora has 25 years of experience in financial management with a primary focus in nonprofit and healthcare leadership. She enjoys watching or playing sports, travel and reading. Lora joined the board in 2019.

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Emily Brandenburg

Secretary

Emily is a Sr. Manager of Consumer Product Marketing at Cox. She began as a board intern through Leadership Tulsa in 2018, and became a member of the TAPC board later that year. Emily is passionate about improving the lives of Oklahomans. Her hobbies include serving the community, gardening, singing on road trips, trying new foods, and spending time with her family, including her son, born in December 2021.

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Ginarie Harrington

Board Member

Ginarie Harrington is the Vice President of Programs for Circle of Care. She has more than 15 years of experience serving our children in Oklahoma. Her experience spans from mental health, medical social work, residential treatment and child welfare work.

Ginarie is also a foster parent. As a foster parent, she says she is passionate about helping biological parents find success when they have lost custody of their children to DHS. She is a lifelong Okie, having earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work at Northeastern State University and her Master of Social Work at The University of Oklahoma. 

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Laura Bullock

Vice Chair

Laura Bullock is a retired Special Educator. During her 27-year career, Laura worked with & advocated for children in Pre-K through 12th grade.

 

Laura is delighted to be working with Fostering Connections, which allows her to continue supporting foster children of all ages and their foster families.

 

Laura has two adult children of her own, Joe and Molly. She enjoys her active lifestyle which includes lots of time outdoors: gardening, walking her friend, Carl, riding her bike, rollerblading, & climbing.

 

Laura is a member of Happy Herbivores & Vegetarian Society of Tulsa. She enjoys fixing & eating plant-based, animal friendly recipes for family & friends. Laura was one of the organizers for Tulsa’s first VegFest in May 2019, and is already working on Tulsa VegFest 2020.

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Taylor Scott

Board Member

Taylor Scott graduated from the University of Tulsa and has since specialized in non-profit management and IT. He currently helps non-profits all over the US be more strategic with their IT. He has made it his mission to serve and support great organizations to do great work. His hobbies include staying active through running, cycling and exploring the food scene in Oklahoma City.

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Jordan Lusnak is a Tulsa native and a proud Kansas Jayhawk! She works for ONE Gas in Human Resources. Jordan is a CPA, PHR and has an MBA from Oklahoma State (Go Pokes). Jordan always knew she wanted to be a foster parent and that dream finally became a reality in 2021, with the support of family, friends, and resources like Fostering Connections.

Jordan is an avid tennis player, lover of an oversized black lab and enjoys cooking up new spicy recipes!

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Board Member