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BELINDA BISCOE, PhD, CPS

Director, Southwest Prevention Center
bpbiscoe@ou.edu

PhD, University of Oklahoma
MA, BA, Fisk University
CPS, International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium

Dr. Belinda Biscoe is associate vice president of University Outreach, Public and Community Services Division. Also within Outreach, she serves as director of the Southwest Prevention Center, director of the South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3), principal investigator for the Central Comprehensive Center (C3), and director of Educational Training, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement (E-TEAM).

Biscoe's areas of expertise include research and evaluation, higher education administration, nonprofit administration, public school administration, school reform, early literacy, public school issues, substance abuse prevention, mental health, resilience, homelessness, workforce development, juvenile justice, lifespan developmental psychology (with an emphasis on early childhood and adolescence), and substance abuse treatment, including client management, women and family issues, polydrug abusers, co-occurring disorders, and self-help organizations. She is also a co-founder of the Eagle Ridge Institute, a nonprofit substance abuse organization in Oklahoma City.

During the course of her career, Biscoe has written and received funding for more than 47 major grants, resulting in the application of millions of dollars to support initiatives for common education, non-profit organizations, and higher education. She is an accomplished public speaker, having presented papers at local, state, and national conferences.

Biscoe is certified as an Oklahoma Certified Alcohol and Drug Director/Program Administrator (OCADDPA) and Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS).

Portrait of Vice President of Outreach - Belinda Biscoe

SHEILA BOSWELL

Assistant Evaluator, Regions VI and VII PTTC
(405) 325-5553
sboswell@ou.edu

Sheila serves as the Assistant Evaluator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention Technology Transfer Centers 6 and 7. Sheila has provided program evaluation for multiple Oklahoma Department of Mental and Substance Abuse Services programs, including Systems of Care, the Oklahoma Opioid STR integrated System of Care, and the Oklahoma Young Adult and Youth Initiative.

MARIE COX, MA, CPS

Director, Region VI PTTC
(405) 255-2351
mariecox@ou.edu

MA, University of Texas
Distance Education Certificate, Indiana University
CPS, International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium

Marie Cox is responsible for coordinating the delivery of training and technical assistance that accurately reflects the science of prevention and meets the evolving needs of the substance misuse prevention field. Ms. Cox ensures that the SWPC Team is able to effectively assess the needs of states, tribes, communities and organizations and that the team provides quality services that are timely, relevant, and effective. 

Ms. Cox brings to the SWPC extensive experience in project coordination, systems development, high impact technical assistance, and curriculum development. She has facilitated the work of numerous groups to achieve positive outcomes through data driven, goals oriented decision making. She worked with the OU Extended Campus to develop the first Master of Prevention Science (MPS) degree in the nation and developed core coursework for that degree. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds a master's degree in sociology from the University of Texas and a certificate in distance education from Indiana

DEMETRICK JONES, MBA, CPS

SPF-SIG Coordinator, Region 8 Prevention Coordinator
(405) 325-3103
djones1@ou.edu

MBA, LeTourneu University
BBA, Texas College of Tyler
CPS, International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium

Demetrick Jones has more than 10 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector that includes various levels of management and health and community prevention work. He earned a BBA from Texas College in Tyler, Texas, and an MBA from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, both with high distinction. He is currently working on his PhD in Human Services with a concentration in nonprofit agency management.

Jones is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist with international certification in prevention. He is actively involved in community health and substance abuse initiatives in Oklahoma and serves as member of the Oklahoma Prevention Policy Alliance. He is currently Administrator II/ Coordinator of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant for the University of Oklahoma Southwest Prevention Center, specializing in prescription drug abuse prevention for Cleveland County in Oklahoma. He is also on the project team for the Collegiate Prescription Drug Grant Program for the University of Oklahoma.

ELIZABETH HUME

Project Manager, Region VI PTTC
(405) 325-7861
elizabethhume@ou.edu

Elizabeth Hume joined Southwest Prevention Center as Project Manager in July 2017. She has worked in higher education administration for over ten years and has worked on the administration team both drug and alcohol misuse treatment and prevention.  Driven by the principles of servant leadership, Elizabeth oversees the administrative activities of the Southwest Prevention Center in Norman, OK with the University of Oklahoma’s College of Outreach. Elizabeth graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma and recently acquired a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mid-America Christian University.

JERRY RHOADES

Prevention Assistant

Jerry Rhoades started with OU Southwest prevention center in February 2018. Prior to Working with the SWPC, he spent six years in logistics and supply chain management assisting Tinker AFB with operations of multiple engine platforms. He is currently applying for certification as an Associate Prevention Specialist.

NICOLE SCHOENBORN, MA, CPS

Evaluator, Regions VI and VII PTTC
(405) 325-0347
nicoled@ou.edu

MA, University of Central Oklahoma

CPS, International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium

Nicole Schoenborn serves as the Evaluator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention Technology Transfer Centers 6 and 7, assisting the centers with training and technical assistance program evaluation activities, as well as providing capacity building to clients in evaluation and data-based decision making. Nicole has a passion for applied research, program evaluation, experimental design, and working with state, tribal and community-based programs to effectively use data. In her prior substance use and misuse prevention work, she worked as the Service to Science Lead for the Southwest Resource Team of the Center for Applied Prevention Technologies, and as a Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Specialist for five years. Nicole also worked for 12 years at the Oklahoma State Department of Health conducting quality management and program evaluation activities for HIV prevention and treatment programs, including mental health and substance use services, and managed the T/TA program for HIV case managers. She has a master's degree in experimental psychology and has experience working with research methods and design, and teaching psychological statistics. 

CHARLENE SHREDER, MPS, ICPS

Director, Region 8 Prevention Coordinator
(405) 325-4282
cshreder@ou.edu

BS, East Central University
MPS, University of Oklahoma
CPS, International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium

Charlene Shreder is the Director of Oklahoma’s Regional Prevention Coordinator for Region 8, housed in the Southwest Prevention Center (SWPC) at the University of Oklahoma. She came to the SWPC from East Texas, where she served as the Executive Director for a regional council on substance abuse education, prevention, and intervention. The entirety of her career is comprised of substance abuse prevention and community corrections, working with staff, students, professionals, and coalitions to build healthier communities. 

Shreder holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Prevention Science. She is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist since 2007 and is a board member for the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional, a member of Oklahoma Prevention Policy Alliance, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the National Prevention Science Coalition. She also serves as the director for the project team for the Collegiate Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program at the University of Oklahoma.

LOGAN SHUPING, MS

Prevention Coordinator  

Logan Shuping earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and furthered his education by attaining a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, both at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. While going to school, he served as a leader in OSU’s Department of Housing and Residential Life and counseled clients at a community mental health agency in Oklahoma City.

As the Prevention Coordinator for Oklahoma’s Regional Prevention Coordinator - Region 8, Shuping works to provide culturally appropriate prevention services and support to communities and coalitions, as well as coordinating prevention programs and initiatives across multiple agencies, organizations, and stakeholders.

COLTON SNEAD, MHR

DFC Coordinator
(405) 325-6882
csnead@ou.edu

Colton Snead has over three years of professional experience in non-profit and prevention work, including two years in mental health case management. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree from East Central University in Ada, OK, in 2013 and a Master of Human Relations degree in 2016 from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Snead is a Program Administrator II for the University of Oklahoma Southwest Prevention Center. Currently, he works through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, as DFC Coordinator, to prevent substance abuse among kindergarten through high school-aged students in Cleveland County. He is also a member of multiple initiatives throughout Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Prevention Policy Alliance, Regional Epidemiological Outcome Workgroup, and the Cleveland County Health Improvement Plan - Substance Abuse Workgroup and Mental Health Task Force. He is also a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.

EVAN SPRING

Prevention Assistant

Evan Spring holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He is responsible for assisting the SPF-PFS Coordinator, Regional Prevention Coordinator Region 8 in interactions with the public and coalition activities.

BEVERLY TRIANA-TREMAIN, PHD

Epidemiologist, Region VI PTTC
(405) 203-8516
btremain@ou.edu

PhD, MA, Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Beverly Triana-Tremain has at least 35 years of public health teaching, research, and consulting experience. Her background and skill set blends theoretical and practical approaches in Evaluation, Research, and Quality Improvement Processes. She is a fellow in the National Public Health Leadership Institute and in 2006 established Public Health Consulting, LLC to assist agencies in improving the public health system. She serves as a technical consultant to various local, state, and national private and public organizations in evaluation, research, and quality improvement. She has been the evaluator or quality improvement consultant on grants received from RWJF, CDC, SAMSHA, HRSA for nonprofit, state and local health departments. She is Epidemiologist with the Southwest Prevention Center at the University of Oklahoma. In this role, she serves Region 6 and 7 as Epidemiologist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Prevention Training and Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). There she assists states with increasing the use of data in decision making. Her passion is helping organizations to slow down and understand the processes that promote authentic and quality strategies to improve the public’s health.

WANDA WEST, CPS

Product Development and Distance Learning Coordinator, Region VI and VII PTTC
(505) 503-3980
wwest@ou.edu

Professional Trainer Certificate, University of New Mexico
CPS, International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium

Wanda West is the Product Development and Distance Learning Coordinator for the Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She ensures that the quality and management of training design and products/services utilize the latest instructional design techniques and technology and are closely aligned with the intended service outcome.  

West is trained in the principles of instructional systems development, appreciative inquiry, dialogue education models of system change, and adult instructional design and learning principles. She has received a Professional Trainer Certificate from the University of New Mexico’s Continuing Education Department and completed Dialogue Education Online Learning Training.

West has more than 25 years’ experience in prevention theory and practice at the community and state levels. Ms. West’s strengths in prevention are in workforce development, program development, community collaboration, policy development, law enforcement, and sustainability practices. 

She served on the U.S. Counties along the Mexican Border, SPF Workgroup, 2009-2012, and has chaired and co-chaired numerous community and state prevention coalitions. She has served as the chair, and a member of the executive board, of the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) and as a member of the prevention committee of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC and RC) to advocate for prevention certification and workforce development on national and international levels.

LASHONDA WILLIAMSON-JENNINGS, MED, CPS

Co-Director, Region VI, Prevention Technology Transfer Center
(405) 325-0016
lwilliamson@ou.edu

MEd, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
BA, University of Oklahoma
CPS, International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium

A certified prevention specialist, LaShonda Williamson-Jennings is responsible for providing and coordinating the delivery of tailored, state-of-the-science training and technical assistance that optimizes the ability of states, tribes, and communities to achieve substance abuse prevention outcomes.   She is also co-director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Prevention Technology Transfer Center for region 6 where she monitors service delivery among multiple clients and staff, assuring solutions and service quality are of the highest standards and meet funder expectations. 

She has extensive experience managing projects, facilitating face-to-face and online trainings, identifying needs and delivering customized technical assistance, and coaching staff and clients to develop effective and sustainable state and tribal prevention systems.

Ms. Williamson-Jennings holds a Master of Education in adult education and administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Oklahoma.  In 2014, she was named the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Association’s Prevention Specialist of the Year.