Former Bellmon top advisor, non-profit director join OK Policy board

Oklahoma Policy Institute is pleased to announce that Andrew Tevington, who served for many years as a top advisor to Governor Henry Bellmon, and Felicia Collins Correia, whose experience includes over 25 years as CEO of major non-profit organizations in Tulsa, have been elected to its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to add two widely-admired and respected individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our state through their professional careers and community service,” said Vince LoVoi, OK Policy’s Board Chair. “Felicia and Andrew will add to our tradition of building a strong, nonpartisan board that is thoughtful, far-sighted, policy-focused, and comprised of individuals who bring a wide range of personal and professional experiences to the table.”

Oklahoma Policy Institute ( is a non-partisan, non-profit think-tank based in Tulsa that brings data-driven information and analysis to bear on state policy issues.

Andrew Tevington

Andrew Tevington served Henry Bellmon as press secretary in the U.S. Senate and as general counsel and chief of staff in the governor’s office. His long career of public service includes terms as assistant district attorney in Oklahoma County, assistant attorney general in two attorneys general administrations, and as general counsel for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. While on Gov. Bellmon’s staff, he drafted the state constitutional amendment creating the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, as well as the amendment requiring legislative sessions to end by the last Friday in May each year. He currently works as an attorney for the Regional University System of Oklahoma, which serves six colleges.

Tevington earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary. He has served as pastor at United Methodist churches in Oklahoma City and for three years wrote a question-and-answer column for The Oklahoman dealing with beliefs and practices of the world’s religions. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Mary.

Felicia Collins Correia
Felicia Collins Correia

Felicia Collins Correia was director of DVIS (Domestic Violence Intervention Services)/Call Rape from 1988-2006 and CEO of the YWCA Tulsa from 2006-2014. Upon her retirement from the YWCA, she launched FCC Consultation and Training, which advises non-profit organizations and their leaders on how to most effectively implement their missions. Felicia served on the Boards of two national organizations (National Network to End Domestic Violence and YWCA USA) and has numerous awards for her leadership and ability to create social change.

A native of New York, Collins Correia has a double master’s degree in social work and in public health, both from Columbia University. She and her husband Peter live in Tulsa.

“I know that Felicia and Andrew share a deep commitment to OK Policy’s core values of fiscal responsibility and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans, and to public policy guided by rigorous analysis,” said David Blatt, OK Policy’s Executive Director. “I look forward to working closely with both of them in the years ahead.”

The other members of OK Policy’s Board are:

  • Vincent LoVoi (Board Chair), Managing Partner of Mimosa Tree Capital Partners LLC. and publisher of This Land Press;
  • Ann-Clore Duncan (Board Vice-Chair), trustee to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Foundation and past president of Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and the Junior League of Oklahoma City;
  • Don Millican (Board Treasurer), Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Francis Oil Company and chair of the Oklahoma Christian University Board of Trustees;
  • Nancy Robertson (Board Secretary), former Senior Vice-President at Sonic, America’s Drive-In;
  • Linda Edmondson, social worker and community volunteer;
  • John Feaver, President of the University of the Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma;
  • Ken Fergeson, chairman of NBC Oklahoma Bank and chairman of the Mid-America Arts Alliance;
  • David Goin, Superintendent of Edmond Public Schools; and
  • Susan Neal, Vice President, Public Affairs and Economic Development at the University of Tulsa. 

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Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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