Children of Addiction Panel

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Children of Addiction Panel: Lisa Reed, Peaceful Family Oklahoma; Isela Perez, OK Dept of Mental Health; Charles Gosset, moderator

Lisa Reed, a native Oklahoman, holds a Master of Social Work in Administration and Community Practice from the University of Oklahoma. With over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, she is deeply committed to the health and well-being of Oklahomans, particularly our youngest citizens.

Since 2020, Lisa has been at the helm of Peaceful Family Oklahoma, the state’s only organization exclusively dedicated to children impacted by addiction in their families. Under her leadership, the entity has experienced significant growth, expanding its reach from serving around 100 children annually to over 1,000 per year. Lisa has also overseen the expansion of programs from one to ten, and the age range has broadened to include kids ages 4-18.

Lisa is a Certified Public Manager (C.P.M.), accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. She is an alumna of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XX, Leadership Edmond Class XXXVI, and a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.  She is the former executive director of the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, Possibilities, Inc., and deputy director of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. Since 1999, she has provided consulting services to more than 30 local nonprofits, foundations, and coalitions, specializing in strategic planning, outcome measurement and group facilitation.

Isela Perez‘s professional journey at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services showcases her dedication as the Sr Program Manager for Community Engagement and Advocacy. With a master’s degree in Behavioral Counseling, her expertise is backed by hands-on experience as a Project Director in Systems of Care Wraparound and The Program Manager for the Zero Suicide Initiative.

Her commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals and families is evident in her efforts to connect them with appropriate support systems. Isela’s advocacy extends beyond individual empowerment; she focuses on amplifying voices and fostering robust community connections.

Her understanding of the power of peer support and the significance of early access to services highlights her holistic approach to mental health support and substance use. Additionally, she utilizes firsthand experiences, to emphasize the importance of self-care and advocates passionately for others to prioritize their well-being.

In times when she is not doing her impactful work, Isela finds joy in simple pleasures such as: cherishing moments with her family, exploring new sights, and surrounding herself with people who bring laughter and appreciation for life’s smaller joys. Isela Perez embodies a compassionate advocate whose professional expertise and personal experiences converge to positively impact mental health services, emphasizing the significance of empathy, community, advocacy, and self-care.

Charles Gosset, Full Integration Coaching

Charles Gosset serves as the Program Director for Slate Recovery, a new Oklahoma City area clinic offering intensive outpatient services for those recovering from alcoholism and substance use disorder. Charles is also a certified Life Purpose Coach and certified Addiction Recovery Coach (PCC, CPRC) and has been offering professional coaching services for almost 10 years. His ultimate focus is on empowering passionate difference makers to lead courageous, authentic lives so that they can find and fulfill their purpose. Whether that’s the purpose of a lifetime, or the purpose for this time in life.

Since 2014, he’s helped servant leaders, creative professionals, social entrepreneurs, and others lead, create, and innovate on purpose. In addition, he’s helped others to find fulfillment and joy in lasting recovery through a variety of pathways. Clients include business owners, leaders, students in higher education, health care professionals, published authors, performing artists, and non-profit founders, among others.

Charles is also host of the Live Your Purpose podcast, where he features compelling interviews with passionate difference makers in the Oklahoma City metro. Most importantly, he’s a person in long-term recovery from alcoholism and substance use disorder. This February, Charles celebrated 18 years of continuous sobriety.

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Chair of the Day
Wendi Wilson President & CEO at Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma

Wendi Wilson holds a B.S. in Sociology from Southern Nazarene University and an M.A. in Nonprofit
Leadership from Oklahoma City University. In her roles prior to joining ESCCO, she started a
nonprofit consulting business, worked as a marketing and community outreach leader for a hospital
system in Oklahoma, and served as the Board President for the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, as
well as an ESCCO volunteer consultant.

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