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Carrie McClain, MHR, LPC

Assistant Vice President of Regional Connections (HSC and Tulsa Campuses)

As the Assistant Vice President of the  Health Sciences Center and the Tulsa campus. Carrie McClain partners with many key players to increase diversity and inclusion in the university community. In her role, she collaborates with the Student Service Offices, the Student Affairs Office, the Office of Human Resources both in the Health Sciences Center and in the Norman campus. She also provides collaborative leadership to the OUHSC academic deans.   

Carrie received two degrees from the University of Oklahoma: a bacherlor of arts and a master’s degree in human relations with a focus in counseling. She is also licensed as a professional counselor. In addition to her administrative appointment, she holds an academic appointment as an adjunct professor in the OU Department of Human Relations. Finally, she serves on the board of directors for Infinite Possibilities.


Assistant Vice President | Norman

As the Assistant Vice President of the Norman Campus, Teara Flagg Lander engages with faculty, staff and students to create a more inclusive environment for all members of the OU community. She received a bachelor of arts with a major in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master of education with a focus on higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma. She earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in higher education from Kansas State University. Additionally, she holds two graduate certificates in qualitative research methods and social justice education also from Kansas State University.

She is passionate about increasing cultural awareness and providing educational access to people who want to continue their education. In her leisure time, she enjoys being with her family, traveling, and reading. 

Brittany Carradine-Clemoens

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Norman Campus)

As the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Norman campus, Brittany Carradine-Clemoens oversees the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, programs, and trainings, for faculty, staff, and students. In her role she collaborates with the university Inclusion Council and strategic partners to create a more inclusive university community. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in mass communications from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Education with a focus on student affairs administration from the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, she holds a graduate certificate in women and gender studies also from the University of Oklahoma. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, and watching YouTube.


Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Tulsa Campus

As the Director for the OU-Tulsa campus, Jasmine Willis-Wallace oversees the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for the campus. In nearly every position she has held, she has worked very hard to incorporate the work of DE&I  whether that has been through chairing a committee, serving as an officer of a DE&I affiliated organization, or presenting at different conferences. 

She received a bachelor of science with a major in business administration from Miami University of Ohio and a master of science with emphasis on college student development and counseling from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  She also earned a doctoral degree in education with a focus in higher education administration from Northeastern University.  Jasmine moved to Oklahoma in January of 2016 and enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and watching a good television show or movie. 

Toni Pace

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Toni Pace serves as the director of finance and human resources. She received her bachelor’s degree from East Central University. With 20 years of experience serving young people, Toni worked in both profit and nonprofit organizations as a co-developer of a wellness camp that incorporated activities promoting physical, mental, cultural and spiritual health for ages 9-13. For youth ages 14-21 in foster care or aged out of foster care, she developed a program to enhance self-esteeem and to promote education and other life skills. For her work with youth, she was named Executive Director of the Year for the State of Oklahoma National Boys & Girls Club of America. 

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, OU sports, and spending time with family.

Jennifer Robbins

Executive Assistant to the VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jennifer Robbins serves as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in administrative leadership from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Studies, she has developed her career in child welfare and higher education administration with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Southwestern Christian University, and the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. In the last 6 years, she has volunteered as treasurer for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. In her positions, Jennifer has worked to make a positive impact in the lives of those she served by cultivating relationships and accounting for their unique circumstances, needs, and desires. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being involved in the community.

Paola Conte

Associate Director of Assessment, Research, and Special Projects

As the Associate Director of Assessment, Research, and Special Projects, Paola integrates experience in organizational change with education in management and communication to mold data into meaningful reports and to distill research into practical applications and training. Her goal is to develop an inclusive workplace where diversity is a necessary condition to understand one’s identity and to innovate. More recently, her doctoral coursework in organizational communication enriched her repertoire of qualitative and quantitative methods of investigation, which she started to explore in her MPA coursework.

Saasha Reese

Assistant Director of Training & Development

As an Assistant Director of Training and Development, Saasha Reese collaborates with campus and community partners to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Oklahoma through developing content, experiential and transformative learning opportunities, and community. In her role, she serves to increase education, awareness, and advocacy amongst faculty, staff, and students.

Saasha received two degrees from the University of Oklahoma: a bachelor of arts in human relations and a master’s degree in higher education with an emphasis on training and development. Saasha is also a certified associate life coach and enjoys empowering others through coaching. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her people, live music, and traveling. 

Amy Lyons-Ketchum, M.A.A.L.A.

Assistant Director of Training and Development

Amy Lyons-Ketchum is a longtime resident of Norman and OU graduate.  She received her B.A. in Linguistics (2011) and her M.A. in Applied Linguistic Anthropology (2014) from OU.  Amy has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Native American Language Department of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, an ESL Instructor at OU's Center for English as a Second Language, and an Academic Advisor in the Gallogly College of Engineering.  She has volunteered for the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair since 2012 and is an advocate for learning heritage languages and endangered languages.  Tá beagáinín Gaeilge aici (She speaks a little bit of Irish).  Amy enjoys learning languages, doing yoga, playing Pokémon Go, and roller skating (badly).  You might see her and her ofi tuklo (Choctaw for 'two dogs') walking around campus in the evening catching Pokémon and chasing squirrels.

Danielle Pullen

Program Coordinator, Health Sciences Center

As the program coordinator at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Danielle helps plan and execute training sessions, educational programs, and meetings for staff, faculty, and students. She also manages all aspects of the Aspiring Health Professions Summer Academy, a program that introduces 9th to 12th grade students to various healthcare practices via interactions with faculty and staff in all seven OUHSC colleges. In 2015, Danielle earned a bachelor of science in human development and family science with a focus in child and family services from Oklahoma State University. Since then, she has continued nurturing the next generation of learners by volunteering with foster children and inner city youth. To sharpen her coordination skills, Danielle enjoys working as a wedding planner. 

Tyler Figueroa, B.A. (He/Him/His)

Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Marketing & Communication | Outreach & Engagement

Tyler Figueroa (like the song) is an avid art lover who primarily writes poetry and creates music. He is a graduate from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During his time at his alma mater, Tyler majored in Advertising and minored in Theatre and Creative writing, leading to a robust undergraduate experience. He has served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Bradley’s advertising club, Public Relations Coordinator for Bradley’s production of Sense and Sensibility, Peer Educator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, alongside his internship at Crittenton Centers, a family resource center. He was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta the English honor society and was awarded the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts Award due to his academic excellence and devotion to his department. Tyler is eager to begin his professional career in his role as Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Marketing and Communications | Outreach and Engagement. Tyler enjoys listening to music, reading, hanging out with his loved ones, and playing with his cat Aristotle.