January 28, 2015

Terri White, commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, serves as the CEO for one of Oklahoma's largest state agencies. She is a passionate advocate for individuals experiencing mental illness and addiction. Because of her leadership, ODMHSAS has become nationally known for its children's behavioral health services; community-based treatment programs; technological innovations such as "telepsychiatry;" and the integration of behavioral health care into primary healthcare settings. White was also the first woman to be appointed as Oklahoma Secretary of Health, serving in that capacity for then Governor Brad Henry, from 2009 to 2011.