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September 15, 2013

Mental health agency CEO to speak in Norman

NORMAN — Terri White, MSW commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will give a presentation on “The State of the State — Addiction and Mental Illness in Oklahoma” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Norman Regional Hospital Education Center, 901 N. Porter Ave.

White serves as CEO for one of Oklahoma’s largest state agencies. The ODMHSAS has an annual operating budget of nearly $400 million and a work force of approximately 1,800.

The agency also contracts with more than 100 private and nonprofit mental health and substance abuse organizations across the state, which provides services ranging from treatment to housing to prevention and early intervention.

In addition to her career endeavors, White has been recognized by numerous civic organizations for her outstanding leadership abilities and tireless efforts to improve the quality of life for Oklahomans living with a mental or addictive disorder.

For more information, call 278-1221 or visit parentshelpingparents.info, Norman Chapter.

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