Management Team

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Greg Arend

Chief Executive Officer



Elijah Blankenship

Chief Development Officer

Kristi Tackett

Chief Administrative Officer
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Kristina Watkins

Director of Gatesway Employment Services, LLC

General Manager, Gatesway Business Services and Solutions


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Carol McNern

Chief Financial Officer

Accounting Manager


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Brandon Albright

Director of Programs

Licensed ICF Administrator



Joanna Jones

Chief Operating Officer, Gatesway Residential Care Services

Board of Trustees

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John Feary

City of Claremore

Board President

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Dr. Robert Franklin

Tulsa Tech

Board Vice President

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Vicki Jordan

Boomtown Development Company

Board Secretary

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Lynn Lugibihl

Lugibihl Family

Board Treasurer

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Larry Langford

City of Owasso
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Joe Kok

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Roger Fisher

PCC Cleaning & Restoration
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Claire Collard

Quantum Health
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Aaron Walton

Tedford Insurance

Greg Smith

Crossland Construction
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Sean Kouplen

Regent Bank

Advisory Member

In memorium


Ray Miller, Jr.

Ray Miller Jr., a cherished member of our Gatesway family and a true champion for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Ray dedicated an incredible two decades of his life to our cause as a board member and long time partner. He is leaving behind a profound impact that will be felt for generations to come. Ray's unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those with I/DD was nothing short of extraordinary. He played a pivotal role in our organization's growth and success, leaving behind an indelible mark with his remarkable contributions. Among his many achievements, Ray spearheaded the construction of two 16-bed homes that have provided safe, nurturing environments for countless individuals in need. We reflect on Ray's compassion, dedication, and tireless advocacy. His vision, passion, and leadership have transformed the lives of so many, and his legacy will forever serve as an inspiration to us all.