CCFI Board of Directors

Board Officers

MacKenzie Britt
Board President

Bryan Waldenville
Board Vice President

Richard Smalley
Board Treasurer

Kathryn Roberts
Board Secretary

JJ Waggoner
Boys & Girls Club Liaison

 

Samia Harroz
Mike Lawson
Lisa Long
Cindy Merrick
Ted Newton
Barbara O’Brien
Casey Patridge
Deidra Peters
Sharon Rentzel
Jeri Saliba
Michael Saliba
Kate Stanton

Board Members

Aisha Ali
Steffani Allen
Catie Barton
Sharri Clark
Beverly DeWitt
Lisa Dionisio
Maureen Dolan
Jennifer Edwards
Tommy Fazendin
Beth Gatewood
Marshal Gimpel
Sharon Grissom
 


2016 - 2017 Meeting Schedule

 

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Republic Bank & Trust, First Floor Seminar Room - 401 W Main St, Norman OK 73069

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Republic Bank & Trust, First Floor Seminar Room - 401 W Main St, Norman OK 73069

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Republic Bank & Trust, First Floor Seminar Room - 401 W Main St, Norman OK 73069

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Republic Bank & Trust, First Floor Seminar Room - 401 W Main St, Norman OK 73069

No Board Meeting in July 2017

  •  Monday, August 28, 2017 | Annual Meeting | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Location To Be Determined


2016 - 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 2016
November 2016
No meeting was held in December 2016
January 2017

Careers

Program Coordinator 

Full-time, Salaried Position

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic youth development professional to fill the role of Program Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Norman.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for leading a team of staff and volunteers working with youth & teens ages 6-18 at Norman’s first Boys and Girls Club located at CCFI.  The Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing effective and engaging age-oriented programs and services.  This includes all aspects of program development, implementation and evaluation.  The Program Coordinator’s most important responsibility will be to build strong and consistent relationships with Club members, their families, staff and volunteers.  The Program Coordinator will join a dynamic and motivated team that includes part-time and full-time staff, university students and volunteers, and Boys and Girls Club of America professionals.  The Program Coordinator will report to the Boys and Girls Club of Norman’s Assistant Unit Director. 

CCFI offers a generous and competitive salary and benefit package and a team-oriented, family-friendly and flexible work environment.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families.  CCFI is a growing agency that recently opened a 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • At least 2-3 years of experience designing and implementing youth development programs and/or services for young people
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Experience training and supervising staff or volunteers desired.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge about and experience working with children living in generational poverty, children with challenging home or community environments, and/or children who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive relationships with children, youth and parents
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change
  • Ability to work until 7:30 p.m.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys and Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071. 


Bus Driver

Part-time, Hourly

Center for Children and Families (CCFI), in partnership with Norman Public Schools, seeks a reliable individual to serve as a bus driver for Norman Public Schools including the afternoon routes for the Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

This driver will be employed by Norman Public Schools and will run an afternoon route for children and youth from four schools attending the Boys & Girls Club of Norman located at the Center for Children and Families (CCFI).

A commercial driving license (CDL) is required, but people without a license are encouraged to apply because CDL training and licensure will be provided to the employee at no cost to the employee. Prospective employees must pass the CDL permit test with safety and passenger endorsements. Candidates with their CDL are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay is $11.68 per hour plus benefits through Norman Public Schools. The hired candidate(s) will also receive a $300 bonus upon hire. The Center for Children and Families (CCFI) will also provide a $50 per month stipend to the hired driver. Typical hours for the afternoon route would be approximately 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (including time to drop off the bus at the end of the day).

CCFI/NPS is willing to hire more than one person for this position, so candidates are encouraged to apply even if they can only do several days per week. The monthly stipend will be pro-rated based on days of service. NPS is seeking bus drivers in general and has other routes available for those interested in a fuller driving opportunity.  

Candidates must pass an annual criminal history background check.

TO APPLY
Please contact Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, at 405-364-1420 or
vhooks@ccfinorman.org.


Internships

A variety of different internship opportunities are available year-round for individuals seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement.  


Administrative Intern

The Administrative Intern provides a wide array of support functions to be determined by academic goals, background and agency needs.  

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Data entry into various data bases related to human resources, client service billing, client outcome data, etc.
  • Assist with project management for key projects
  • Front office back up support including greeting clients, answering phones, enrolling clients in classes, etc.
  • Misc. clerical tasks such as copying, faxing and scanning
  • Assist administration and program staff as needed


Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during standard business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of two days per week over a three month period.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Agency trainings

Current Openings
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017.

To Apply
Send current resume to Kristal Johnson at kjohnson@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Kristal Johnson, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071. 


Mission Advancement Intern

The Mission Advancement Intern is supervised by the Mission Advancement Director and works collaboratively with the entire Mission Advancement team as well as designated CCFI administrative and program staff.

 Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • General record keeping and data entry
  • Ongoing completion of background checks and training for incoming or expired volunteers
  • Attend outreach/engagement events (civic, corporate, educational, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and implementing year-round benefit events and fundraisers
  • Assist the Mission Advancement team as needed

Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of one day per week over a 4-6 month period
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

Current Openings
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017.

To Apply
Send current resume to Powell Benalioulhaj at pbenalioulhaj@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Powell Benalioulhaj, 210 South Cockrel Avenue, Norman, OK 73071.



Practicums 

A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please contact Heather Baker, Clinical Director, at 405-364-1420 or hbaker@ccfinorman.org.


Training Opportunities

CCFI offers periodic enrichment opportunities for therapeutic and social work professionals. Many trainings offer Continuing Education Credits. Please see below for current training opportunities and click on the title for more information:

No training are currently scheduled at this time. 

Location

210 S. Cockrel Ave., Norman, OK 73071
(on the corner of South Cockrel Ave. and East Eufaula St.)

 
 

Contact

Phone: 405-364-1420
Fax: 405-364-1433

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

contact@ccfinorman.org

Staff Directory

CEO & Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Brandon Brooks

Assistant Director of Program Operations
Tiffany Wells, MS

Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director
Vernon Hooks

 

 

Clinical Director
Heather Baker, LCSW

Mission Advancement Director
Jodana Borden

Operations Director
Liz Biolley, MA


Program Staff

Academic Success Coordinator/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Sarah Morgan

BGCN Elementary Services Manager
Meredith Schmitz

BGCN Teen Services Manager
Carlye McQuiston, MSW

Client Intake Coordinator
Sarah Whitten

Divorce & Co-Parenting Clinician/Therapist
Stephanie Pierce, M. Ed.

Divorce & Co-Parenting Program Coordinator
Debbie Marshall-Gill

Family Education Coordinator
Lisa Linke, M. Ed.

Family Educator
Meg Standefer, MSW

Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator
Rasheida Collins

Kids Cafe Kitchen Coordinator
Alex Strout

Parents Assistance Lead Clinician
Ashley Muns, LPC

Therapist
Ashley Hunt, MHR, LPC, ATR

Therapist
Jessica Hodges, LCSW 

 

 

Therapist
Katherine Bowling, MSW

Therapist
Kelley Nedbalek, LCSW, IMH-E (IV) 

Therapist
Lee Brandon, LMSW U/S
 
Youth Development Professional - OK Serves AmeriCorps
Mia Cousin

Youth Development Professional/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Amber Morton

Youth Development Professional/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Max Hearst

Youth Development Professional/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Riley Rogers

Youth Development Professional
Hunter Thorne

Youth Services Administrative Specialist
Marisol Faro-Suarez

Group Leaders
Caitlin Clonce
Heather Murphy
Kim Oliver
Kristin McIntyre
 


Administrative & Support Staff

Business Manager
Katherine Keith

Client Service Representative
Melanie Hetherington

Communications Specialist
Amanda Pulis

Systems Analyst
Rachelle Cook

 

Mission Advancement Associate
Paige Uhr

Mission Advancement Associate
Powell Benalioulhaj

Office Manager
Kristal Johnson

 

Newsroom

Welcome to the Center for Children and Families newsroom, where you'll find recent and archived press releases, announcements and other valuable information about our agency. For more information regarding media relations, please contact Amanda Pulis at 405-364-1420 or apulis@ccfinorman.org

Latest News

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About Us

CCFI Mission statement

Every day at the Center for Children and Families (CCFI), we dedicate our lives to create better and brighter futures for children and families in our community. Our work is based on the essential truth that healthy, supportive relationships form the basis of every baby and child's development and success in life.

Join us in our mission as we work toward giving all children the relational building blocks they need to grow into happy, healthy adults. Together, we can work toward giving every child in our community the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. 

What We Do

CCFI offers strength-based programs and services to aide and educate families coping with abuse, neglect, divorce, separation, teenage pregnancy, a lack of quality out-of-school care, and/or other adverse experiences.

While our continuum of care is broad, with services ranging in intensity, our focus has always been to ensure that all children have safe, secure, nurturing environments and caring adults in their lives.

Heal Children

We provide hope and healing to children, youth and families who have experienced all forms of abuse, neglect, and/or other traumatic experiences. Children’s play therapy, family therapy, therapeutic groups, and individual counseling help children and their biological, foster and/or adoptive parents achieve safe, stable and healthy family relationships. Counseling services are available to children and families throughout Cleveland County and surrounding communities.

Empower Youth

Our goal is to ensure that every child and youth living in Norman has access to safe, enriching out-of-school opportunities to support their social and emotional development, enhance and enrich their academic experiences, and help them realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. After-school services are available to children and youth ages 6 - 18 through Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

Strengthen Families

Every family has strengths and challenges that impact the lives of their children. CCFI supports healthy parent-child relationships and family functioning through parent education and support services, supervised visits and exchanges, home visitation for parents of babies and young children, and case management and referral services.  Services are available to families in Cleveland, Pottowatamie and Oklahoma Counties.