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Deneisha Johnson

Member

I was personally impacted by mental health issues as a child and as a result I have a strong passion for this area as an adult.  After discussing the role I wanted to play within the Tulsa community with Wendy Thomas at Leadership Tulsa (LT), I was introduced to Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma.  As a member of LT Class 62 in 2019 I began with CRSOK as a board intern and am now a full board member and the current chair of the Community Relations & Resource Development committee.  There has long since been a negative stigma surrounding mental health in the Black community and more strongly amongst Black women.  I want to be part of the solution that normalizes assistance for healthy living and stability. 

I am originally from Fort Worth, TX and moved to Oklahoma to attend Langston University where I received by Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance.  I received my MBA from Northeastern State University and have spent 20+ years of focus in corporate finance.  I currently work for Cherokee Nation Business as a Finance Manager where I get to combine my nerdy numbers side with relationship building in other teams.  In addition to CRSOK I have served in a volunteer capacity for the Child Abuse Network (CAN), Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), Resonance, and a member of the Junior League of Tulsa.

Under normal circumstances I travel internationally often with my favorite destination being Cartagena, Colombia.  I enjoy visiting places where I can truly soak up the culture of the people who live there.  I also like to spend time being creative so I make handmade greeting cards and quilts.

Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Jonathan Wish

Chair/Stanfield & O’Dell

I’ve recently come to a realization about myself that the people I hold with the highest respect are those who inspire me to be a better person. Business success, incredible athletic ability, or a sharp mind are great, but the ability to have compassion for people is the most important quality I see in people.

With that said, the work done at Counseling & Recovery Services had a tremendous appeal to me. I actually had no intention of joining a board at the time, but when I approached Executive Director Bryan Blankenship about volunteer opportunities, a position was open, and I joined in December 2016, and I am thrilled to be a part of the organization and help out in whatever ways I can.

I am an audit supervisor for Stanfield & O’Dell. I’ve been with the firm for six years, and previously worked briefly for the State Auditor. I work with all types of clients, from businesses to governments to Christian ministries, but I most enjoy working in the nonprofit sector. As someone who is not native to Tulsa, I am blown away by the amount of support the community has for these organizations.

Along with serving on the Counseling & Recovery Services Board of Directors’ Finance and Community Relations and Resource Development committees, I have also served on the Young Professionals Board for Emergency Infant Services, where we developed a new annual fundraising event and manage the City Wide Baby Shower. This summer, I am also currently planning a new fundraising event involving a 5K run.

I lived in Arkansas from birth until graduating from the University of Arkansas, and I have been in the Tulsa area ever since. I’ve been married seven years. My wife is a yoga instructor and teaches several places around town. I stay involved in fitness through strength training, yoga, and sports when I can.

For the past two years, I’ve been a part of the Hex House cast, where I play a butcher. My wife and I went to an audition almost as a joke, and since then many of the cast members are almost family to us. Taking a job scaring people until well after midnight was not something I expected to do in my 30s, but October has become one of the busiest and most fun months of the year.

Get In Touch

Tulsa Office

Phone:
918.492.2554

Email:
info@crsok.org

Fax:
918.494.9870

Location: 
7010 South Yale, Ste 215,
Tulsa, OK, 74136

The CALM Center

Phone:
918.394.CALM (2256)

Email:
info@crsok.org

Fax:
918.394.2257

Location:
6126 E. 32nd Place,
Tulsa, OK 74135

Sand Springs Office

Phone:
918.245.5565

Email:
info@crsok.org

Fax:
918.245.5564

Location: 
401 East Broadway Court,
Sand Springs, OK 74063

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Counseling & Recovery Services is a nonprofit funded through a contract with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Medicaid, Medicare, and through charitable gifts.
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