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December 15, 2013

Speaker presents analysis of mental health system

NORMAN — Steven Buck will be the speaker at the final luncheon of 2013 of the Tyner Cornbread and Beans group on Friday, Dec. 20. Buck will present an analysis of the mental health system in the State of Oklahoma.

Buck is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and now serves the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse System as deputy commissioner for communications and prevention. He is the agency's lead on state legislative relations.

Prior to joining the department in 2007, Buck served a ten year career with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He served in multiple capacities including director of state policy, direction of state relations and executive director of NAMI Oklahoma.

He has advocacy experience in multiple state legislatures and has been involved in numerous policy campaigns and initiatives.

The luncheon will be held at Catering Creations, 3750 W. Main and is sponsored by the Cleveland County Democratic Party. It begins at 11:15 a.m. with the speaker beginning about noon and is open to the public.

Attendees will be treated to a Catering Creations holiday buffet provided at the regular price of $6 per person.

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