Terri White, CEO – Mental Health Association Oklahoma

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Terri L. White, MSW, Chief Executive Officer joined Mental Health Association Oklahoma as Chief Executive Officer in August 2020. Under her direction, the Association continues to expand the reach of its innovative programs and services designed to serve Oklahomans and their loved ones, affected by mental illness, homelessness, substance use and justice involvement.

White is the former commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). She served as commissioner from May 2007 to February 2020.

Through her leadership, ODMHSAS became nationally known for children’s behavioral health services, community-based treatment programs for adults, technological innovations such as “telepsychiatry,” and the integration of behavioral health care into primary healthcare settings.




Chair of the Day
Chip Oppenheim

Chip Oppenheim is managing partner of The Oppenheim Group, a retail commercial real estate management and investments company located in Oklahoma City. He is a native of Oklahoma City, and lived for fifteen years in Washington, D.C. before returning back home to manage his family business in 1994.

While in Washington D.C. Chip was Director of Community Relations and Communications for a regional financial institution, Perpetual Bank.  Since moving back to Oklahoma City, he has been actively involved in the community.

Chip is a graduate of Casady School in Oklahoma City, and The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Current board positions include:    President – Mental Health Assn, Okla; President – Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors, OU; Bord Member OKC REP Theater, Okla. Arts Insititute Foundation, Okla. Foundation for Excellence


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