Meet OK Policy: Damion Shade, Criminal Justice Policy Analyst

Kris Steele, the Director of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, likes to say "There's no such thing as a spare Oklahoman." Honestly, that sentiment helps drag me out of bed many mornings. [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Maggie den Harder, Mental Health Policy Fellow

As a Mental Health Policy Fellow, I research, write, advocate, and learn about mental health and substance abuse policies, regulations, programs, and resources. [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Justice Data Analyst Ashley Harvey

Ashley Harvey I provide data related to Oklahoma justice processes; to do this I gather, clean, validate, and document data from various source. [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Education Policy Analyst and KIDS COUNT Coordinator Rebecca Fine

To give you a better idea of who we are and what we all do, we are running an OK Policy Blog series highlighting our staffers. [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Economic Opportunity Policy Analyst Courtney Cullison

From humble beginnings in 2008, we now have a staff of 19, including talented individuals who focus on a wide range of policy issues, intensive data analysis, outreach, communications, events and operations, and more. [More...]

OK PolicyCast 50: The past and future of OK Policy (with David Blatt and Kara Joy McKee)

With OK Policy's founder and long-time executive director David Blatt also passing the torch later this year, we decided to do something special for this episode. [More...]

Transitions: OK Policy hiring a new Director of Communications

Oklahoma Policy Institute is now accepting applications for an experienced and effective Communications Director to replace Gene Perry, who has accepted a position as manager of government relations for the Cherokee Nation. Gene has been a valuable member of Oklahoma… Read more [More...]

Join our team as a paid fall intern!

Note: The application period for Fall 2019 internships has closed. Visit our Jobs & Internship page for updates. OK Policy is now accepting applications for paid, part-time internships in our Tulsa office during the Fall 2019 semester! We are a… Read more [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Mental Health Policy Analyst / Mental Health Policy Fellowship Coordinator Lauren Turner

Oklahoma Policy Institute has grown a lot in the past few years. From humble beginnings in 2008, we now have a staff of 19, including talented individuals who focus on a wide range of policy issues, intensive data analysis, outreach, communications, events and operations, and more. To give you a better idea of who we are and what we all do, we are running an OK Policy Blog series highlighting our staffers. [More...]

OK Policy selects Ahniwake Rose as new Executive Director

Oklahoma Policy Institute announced today that Ahniwake Rose, an Oklahoma native who is currently serving as Deputy Director and interim Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., has been chosen to lead the organization as its next Executive Director. She will replace longtime director David Blatt, who earlier this year announced his intention to step down this fall. [More...]