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Foundation Members

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Pam Agee-Chitwood

Foundation President

Pam has lived in Sulphur since she was four.  After graduating from Sulphur High School, Pam attended East Central University where she received a BS degree in Home Economics.  After college, she married a dairy farmer, Fred.  Pam and Fred raised three boys.  Pam was the tour director for the farm and showed over 10,000 children how to raise calves and milk a cow!  After the boys graduated from High School and left for college, Pam joined Arbuckle Memorial Hospital as the Marketing and PR coordinator.  She is also the coordinator for the Wellness Program, Volunteers and Swing Bed Activities. Pam is involved in the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ where she serves as an Elder.  She serves on the Sulphur Chamber Board and the Davis Chamber Board.  She loves serving Murray County to make it a better place!  She also enjoys serving on the Murray County Beautification Committee. Pam owns her own business, Great Works of Heart.  She and Fred enjoy adventures in their JEEP and Ranger.  Pam’s favorite passion is spending time with her and Fred’s two grandchildren, Camden and Blayke. One of Pam’s favorite memories of growing up was listening for the horn that blew at OSD to let the children know it was time to eat!

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Craig Abla

Treasurer

Craig is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. After graduation, Craig spent several rewarding years in the field of education. He became a CPA in 1993 and opened his own accounting firm in 2003.  Craig’s special areas of interest within the firm are: small businesses formation and consulting; physician and nursing home accounting, cost reporting, and taxation; and accounting issues unique to clergy and church reporting.  He is a member of the AICPA,OSCPA, and serves as Treasurer for the Oklahoma School for the Deaf Foundation. He is a Board Member and current Treasurer of Missions Revival, Inc.  Craig thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. He and his wife Donna have six children and fifteen grandchildren.

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Shawna CAse

Member

Shawna was born in Ada, OK.  She graduated from Byng High School and then attended East Central University.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Counseling/Services to the Deaf and a minor in interpreting.  In 2002 she returned to college to pursue a master’s degree.   She graduated with a master’s degree in Educational Counseling from East Central University.  She is employed by East Central University as the Director of Native American Academic Services and interim Director of the Academic Success Center.  In addition to being involved with campus activities, she is an active member of the community.  Shawna serves as secretary on the Bertha Frank Teague Mid America Classic board.

Richard Dietzel

Member

Richard graduated in 1966 from the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

Richard taught at a vocational school for two years before landing his dream job as a Mechanical Operations Specialist with a large printing company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and retired after 35 years of service.

With the strong desire to serve the Lord and be involved in ministry for his retirement years, he felt directed to move to Sulphur, OK in 2003, where he became the Properties Manager for Loving Hands Ranch which hosts camps for Deaf children and teens. 

He presently serves on the board of this outreach to Oklahoma and neighboring states.

Richard has 2 sons and 6 grandchildren.

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Kemper Howe

Member

After a 35-year career in the oil and gas industry, retired from BP as the Business Development Director for the Americas, focusing primarily on the US Gulf of Mexico Deep Water, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and South America.  Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Business Administration Degree and a Juris Doctorate. President of Sooner Foods, Inc., family-owned grocery stores in Sulphur, Davis, and Tishomingo.

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Dr. Tre Landrum, ENT

Member

Dr. Landrum always connected with the mix of science and humanity required to succeed in the medical field. He received his medical degree from Oklahoma State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his otolaryngology-head and neck training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Landrum specializes in allergy sinus and pediatrics and is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck. In his free time, Dr. Landrum enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, baking, making balloon animals, learning sign language, and being an all-around computer specialist.

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Susan nelson

Member

Susan Nelson became deaf at the age of four after contracting spinal meningitis.

She attended public school in Manhattan, Kansas and was one of the five deaf individuals in the school. 

Susan attended East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where she began to formally learn sign language at the age 18 and using interpreters. Susan finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Services for the Deaf in the fall of 1987.

January of 1991 started working at Kansas Rehabilitation Services as a transitional/vocational rehabilitation counselor for the deaf in the Kansas City, Kansas metro area schools.

May of 1991, she completed her Master of Education degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent living with emphasis on Deafness from the University of Arkansas at the Research and Training Center for individuals who are deaf and Hard of Hearing out of Little Rock, Arkansas.

She has been an evaluator for the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s KQAS system and for the Kansas Board of Education as educational interpreter performance assessment (EIPA) evaluator. 

She started working for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services on February 1, 1999 as a specialist on deafness. Later became the program manager for Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing unit in July of 2005. 

Susan obtained her RID Certified Deaf Interpreter in April 2005.

On May 22, 2006; Susan became the director of Oklahoma City Sorenson Communications and continues to evaluate for Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing unit.

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Seandra Ramer

Member

Seandra Ramer was born and raised in Sulphur, OK. Seandra has very deep ties to Oklahoma School for the Deaf. She grew up visiting the campus and meeting students during the many years her mother, Jimmie Kirby, worked at the school. Her sister, Vicki Schooley, was a student and later an employee of OSD. Seandra feels a strong attachment and connection with the deaf community, which fuels her passion to be involved with the Foundation. She attended Sulphur public schools and upon graduation, furthered her education at East Central University where she obtained a Bachelors degree in social work. She is now employed by Arbuckle Home Health as their social worker/marketer. Seandra is married to Jody Ramer and has three children and two step-daughters. She attends Crossway church and is on the board of directors for both Sulphur and Davis Chambers of Commerce. Seandra is also a member of Leadership Murray County Class 16 and active on numerous committees through these organizations. She feels it is an honor and privilege to serve on the Oklahoma School for the Deaf Foundation.

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Lacee Sartors

Member

Lacee is a born and raised native of Murray County. She graduated from Davis High School in 2008. After graduation, Lacee attended East Central University in Ada, OK where she obtained her bachelors’ degree in Communication with a minor in music. Lacee is employed by Arbuckle Memorial Hospital. She is married and has one son, a stepson and a stepdaughter. She is very family-oriented and takes pride in her blended family of 5. Lacee attends Crossway First Baptist Church where she is active in the Praise and Worship team and Titus 2 Women’s Group. In addition to serving on the OSD Foundation Board; Lacee is active in the Sulphur Rotary Club (President 2017-2018), Leadership Murray County (Board Secretary), Davis and Sulphur Chamber Board, and the Beautiful Day Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys being her children’s biggest cheerleader, date nights with her husband and pampering herself with shopping trips and manicures.

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Bill Wright

Member

Bill was born in Durant, OK. Family predominately from Murray, Co. Spent his summers as a youth with his grandparents in Sulphur. Grandfather worked as a Park Ranger at Platt National Park, which is now Chickasaw NRA. Went to grade school and high school in South Dakota, but returned to Oklahoma upon graduation from High School in 1980. A graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (1985).  Started working for the National Park Service at Chickasaw NRA in 1982 while attending college. Worked at Chickasaw NRA for 5 summers.  Has worked for the NPS for 35 total years. Assignments have included the Statue of Liberty (NYC), Independence National Historic Park (Philadelphia, PA), Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA), Buffalo National River (Arkansas), Big Bend National Park (Texas), Everglades National Park (FL), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN), and Grand Canyon National Park (AZ). 29 of those 34 years were in law enforcement for the NPS.  He served 19 years as a Chief Ranger at 4 different parks, the last being the Grand Canyon. Returned to Chickasaw NRA in 2015 as the Superintendent. A graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, with a graduate certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, on the Board of Directors for Sulphur Chamber of Commerce, President of Sulphur Rotary Club, Board of Directors for Leadership Murray County, Provence Adviser, or Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and FBI National Academy Associates. Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Married to Misty Seagle, whom he met at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bill and Misty live on a small ranch between Sulphur and Davis where they raise cattle.

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Scott f. lowry

Member

Scott Lowry is a solutions-oriented professional with a strong background in IT and an 18 year, highly-accoladed United States Army Veteran. Scott attended the University of Phoenix, graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology. Throughout his career, Scott has held a variety of positions in IT and has developed a unique skill set. He uses his creative problem-solving abilities, innate industry knowledge, refined leadership skills, and process-oriented strategies on a daily basis to ensure operations run smoothly. Scott has a plethora of experience in troubleshooting, running- day-to-day operations, successfully managing teams of over 20 people, and installing/ upgrading complex software systems. He is well-known throughout the industry for his unwavering professionalism and expertise.

 

As a disabled Iraq Veteran, Scott has always had a passion to serve. He continues to be heavily involved in the community. In the past, he sat on the Board of Directors for Republic Pregnancy Resource Center and as City Alderman in Republic, MO.

 

Currently, he and his wife are founding a non-profit organization: The Dallas Lowry Foundation. The goal of this new venture is to provide support to veterans, first-responders, the deaf, and their families. This assistance will come in the form of support sessions, resource assistance, and connecting families to each other. Scott and his wife are very passionate about this project as they see such a great need in their community. Through their foundation, they hope to make a positive impact on the lives of many.