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June 24, 2022

In Partnership with Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth and the Oklahoma Children of Incarcerated Parents Advisory Committee


Friday, June 24, 2022

9:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT

University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, Learning Center, Perkins Auditorium

4502 E 41st St. Tulsa, OK, 74135

CEUs available for LCSW and LPC – $40 for 4 credit hours


9:00 am – 9:30 am    Attendee Check In & Light Breakfast Provided

9:30 am – 9:45 am    Welcome

Dr. Hanita Kosher, Director, Haruv USA at OU Tulsa

Annette Wisk Jacobi, Executive Director, Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth

Dr. David McLeod, Chair, Oklahoma Children of Incarcerated Parents Advisory Committee & Incoming Associate Director of the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

9:45 am – 12:30 pm   The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children

Nancy Correa, DrPH, Practice Administrator, Texas Children’s Hospital, Division of Public Health Pediatrics


Hilary Cuthrell, PhD (Researcher/National Expert/Author), Wisconsin

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm    Incarceration and its Impact on Families – Viewed through the Lens of Race and Ethnicity

David Gateley, Oklahoma Policy Institute

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm    Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Lived Experience Panel: Perspectives of Parents and Children

Sonya McDonald

Marquess Dennis

Ashley Harvey


Nancy Correa, DrPH, has dedicated her career to making systematic changes to improve the lives of vulnerable children.  Dr. Correa is currently the Practice Administrator for the Division of Public Health Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital.  In addition to supporting clinical operations, Nancy utilizes a public health framework to strategically address gaps in practice and knowledge to mitigate and prevent childhood adversities and foster resilience in individuals, families, and communities.  Nancy has over fifteen years of experience in public health conducting needs assessments, implementing evidence-based programs, leading evaluations, and facilitating collaboratives.

Hilary Cuthrell, PhD, began working with incarcerated individuals and those involved in the legal justice system in 2009 while earning a BS degree at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cuthrell later earned her MS and PhD from the School of Human Ecology-Human Development and Family Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Dr. Cuthrell acted as an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being, where she served for 4 years under the United States Federal Government’s Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) program with the National Institute of Corrections in Washington, DC. Dr. Cuthrell primarily works on programs designed to enhance visits between children and their incarcerated parents in jails and prisons throughout the United States. Throughout her work, Dr. Cuthrell continues to search for innovative ways to document and share lived experiences by individuals and families entangled in the criminal legal system. Dr. Cuthrell’s work has been published in academic journals, peer-reviewed articles, and correctional publication platforms.

David Gateley  serves as the Criminal Justice Policy Analyst at the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Raised in Oklahoma, David received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  He is passionate about changing the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. He has written on topics such as the abolition of cash bail and the effectiveness of restorative justice. He lives in Oklahoma City, OK.

Sonya McDonald serves as the Project Coordinator and Legal Assistant at Tulsa Lawyers for Children. Sonya McDonald will share with us her personal story of incarceration as a mother of young children, and her unique recovery and criminal justice reform advocacy journey.

Marquess Dennis is a husband, the father of four children, and an active member of the Tulsa community. Marquess is the founder and Executive Director of Birthright Living Legacy, whose mission is to validate the position of the father within the family unit and bring fathers and their children closer together by providing programs to foster improved communication and connectivity.

Ashley Harvey currently serves as the Justice Data Analyst for the Oklahoma Policy Institute and is pursuing a PhD at Oklahoma State University. Ashley serves as an Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth Doctoral Research Fellow.

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