Board Members

Executive Director, DRH Health Foundation
Director, DRH Community Relations
Chair, Pathways to a Healthier You

A graduate of Baylor University (BA) and the University of Oklahoma (MA), Cyndi has worked in the healthcare field for over 13 years. She currently manages the marketing for Duncan Regional Hospital and is the executive director of the DRH Health Foundation. She became the Chair of Pathways to a Healthier you in 2018.

Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?


I enjoy working with community members and experts on population health to help develop strategic and tangible ways we can improve the lives our citizens. 


Board Representation:  Mayor of Bray
Vice-Chair, Pathways to a Healthier You


Board Representation:  Prevention
Secretary, Pathways to a Healthier You

Brooke oversees numerous state and federally funded substance abuse prevention grants. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma and Masters of Behavioral Science Degree from Cameron University. She has been with WMPN since 2011 and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. In 2013, Brooke received Oklahoma Preventionist of the Year Award from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. In 2016, Brooke received the Community Leadership Award at the Northwest Alcohol Conference.


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?

I have been involved with Pathways since its inception and it’s been amazing to see how far Pathways has come over the past few years. Helping people is near and dear to my heart, which is what Pathways is all about. It is an honor to serve on a board that is making the community a better place.”  

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Board Representation:  Bray Representative
Treasurer, Pathways to Healthier You

In 2015 my wife, daughter and I moved to Oklahoma from California after I retired from a 30 year career in Law Enforcement. We moved to Bray where my Great Grandfather farmed many years ago. My Law Enforcement career took many twists and turns which gave me many experiences. I also held a position as adjunct Instructor at the Police Academy, where I served for 10 years. 

Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?


In March of 2019, I was elected to the Bray Town Council. I enjoy Serving on the Pathways board as it allows the Town of Bray to have a voice in the quest of being healthier. It is my goal to do all I can to promote and encourage healthier living and be that avenue for Pathways to Bray and other communities.

Deanna Carpitche
Board Representation:  Chickasaw Nation


Richard Gillespie
President, Jefferson County Hospital
Board Representation: Jefferson County 

Richard has over 43 years of healthcare experience. He received his MBA from Cameron University and is a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).  His clinical background includes being a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board? 

To help build a coalition of Jefferson County residents to guide and improve the county’s health.

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Julie McKinney


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Rex Outhier
Executive Director, Simmons Center Foundation
Board Representation: Health and Fitness


A graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Rex worked 25 years for the YMCA of which 10 of those years he served as the Executive Director of the Great Plains Family YMCA.


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board? 

To bring the resources the Simmons Center has to offer in order to team with other organizations and individuals in developing programs and services that will provide a healthier lifestyle for our region.

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Julie Sanders



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Rev. Terra Sisco
Marlow Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Board Representation: Marlow and Faith


Terra has 15 years of pastoral experience and five years of youth ministry and currently serves as pastor at Marlow Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?

I want to help people realize how important overall health is in the mind, body, heart and soul.

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Mendy Spohn
Regional Director for the health departments in Garvin, Murray, Carter, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Stephens, Pontotoc and Jefferson Counties
Board Representation: Health Department

Mendy has a master’s degree in public health epidemiology and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, both from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Health for twenty-five years in various roles. She served as president of the Oklahoma Public Health Association and as a member of the Oklahoma Injury Prevention Council.

She is active in several community coalitions, the Good Shepherd Community Clinic, Ardmore Behavioral Health Collaborative, Local Emergency Planning Committees and Girls on the Run of Southern Oklahoma.

Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?

Being a board member of Pathways is a priority for me because Pathways brings critical leaders and sectors together to problem solve and address public health issues critical to this region. True change can be made at the local level and Pathways is a unique group driven to succeed.

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William Stewart, MD
Family Physician


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Julie Wisdom
Board Representation: City of Comanche


Julie has been a resident of Comanche for the past 32 years. She graduated from Duncan High School and attended Cameron University. Currently, she is the manager of Murphree’s Wine and Spirits.


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board? 


I have a 13 year old granddaughter who is an 8th grader at Comanche Middle School.  I want to help improve our communities for her and all the citizens.

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Vicki Wood
Stephens County Department of Human Services
Board Representation: Human Services


Vicki is an Administrative Assistant II/Supervisor with the Stephens County Department of Human Services.  She graduated from Velma High School and the Red River Technology Center.


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?  

I serve on the board in order to help our community. I have always had a job where I have served the community. I have helped with the foster kids in our county for several years.  I hold blood drives at DHS and worked years ago for the Oklahoma Blood Institute. I feel it is my duty as a citizen to help all I can to make our community the best it can be.

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Jana Wright
Stephens County Department of Human Services
Board Representation: Velma


Jana is a graduate of Velma-Alma High School. She has been in the banking industry for 21 years.


Why serve on the Pathways to a Healthier You Board?


I agree with Pathway’s mission statement. I want to help make our area as healthy and safe as possible for everyone for the generations to come.

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Kimbra Whaley
Executive Director