Law Related Education on

Oklahoma Bar Association Staff

Main Phone Number 405-416-7000


Executive Director
John Morris Williams
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the association. Serves as a liaison to the Oklahoma Supreme Court and state legislature.

Executive Assistant
Debbie Brink
Provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Board of Governors.


Director of Administration
Craig D. Combs
Oversees finances, Annual Meeting planning, and Bar Center operations.

Membership Records Coordinator
Tracy Sanders
Handles bar journal subscription questions, mailing label/list purchase requests and member roster information changes

Roberta Yarbrough
Handles OBA accounts payable and receivable, and bookkeeping of section revenues and expenses.

Suzi Hendrix

Administrative Assistant & Legal Intern Coordinator
Debra Jenkins
Coordinates Legal Intern Program; handles meeting and videoconferencing scheduling, professional certificates for incorporation purposes and mailings to committee and section members

Building Engineer
Durrel (Doc) Lattimore
Responsible for mailroom and meeting room preparation, supply orders, and day-to-day building maintenance.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7004

Director of Communications
Carol Manning
Oversees production of the Oklahoma Bar Journal, public and media relations, and Annual Meeting event promotion; coordinates Law Day activities.

Communication Specialist
Lemitchel King
Edits Oklahoma Bar Journal articles; edits and produces video; assists with Law Day and Annual Meeting.

Communications Specialist
Mackenzie McDaniel
Coordinates the sales and placement of advertisements in the Oklahoma Bar Journal; coordinates brochure orders; edits OBJ articles; assists with Law Day and Annual Meeting.

Communications Specialist
Laura Stone
Writes biweekly E-news; edits OBJ  articles; staff photographer; assists with Law Day and Annual Meeting.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7006

Director of Educational Programs
Susan Krug
Oversees CLE Department, which develops and conducts education seminars for attorneys and other select programs for the OBA.

Assistant Director
Marley Harris
Maintains correspondence, seminar arrangements, purchasing, accounting and advertising.

Online Catalog Manager
Mark Schneidewent
Coordinates online catalog and select special projects. Applies OBA/CLE credit and teaching credit.

Renee Montgomery
Processes seminar registrations and receivables, video scheduling, book and CD sales.

Gary Berger
Produces MYOBACLE magazine, online CLE graphics and ads, oversees social media outlets and produces OBA/CLE webcasts.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7055

Ethics Counsel
Joe Balkenbush
Answering ethics questions from members of the Oklahoma Bar Association, memorializing advice given and reporting as directed.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7007

General Counsel
Gina L. Hendryx
Upholds duties of the General Counsel that oversees attorney discipline procedures as mandated by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

First Assistant General Counsel
Loraine Dillinder Farabow

Assistant General Counsel
Tommy Humphries

Assistant General Counsel
Deborah Maddox

Assistant General Counsel
Katie Ogden

Assistant General Counsel
Stephen Sullins

Litigation Legal Assistant
Dieadra Florence

Administrative Assistant
Misty Hill

Intake Coordinator
Laura Brown

Lead Investigator
Tanner Condley

Sharon Orth

Jamie Lane

Krystal Willis

Manni Arzola

Out-of-state Compliance Coordinator
Benjamin (Ben) Douglas
Processes out-of-state attorney registration applications.


IT Director
Robbin Watson

Technology Specialist
Matt Gayle

Brandon Haynie

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7005

LRE Coordinator
Jane McConnell
Oversees the LRE program that works with teachers and volunteer lawyers to provide citizenship education course materials and projects that benefit Oklahoma students.

LRE Administrative Assistant
Wanda F. Reece
Manages department calendar; Oversees the LRE resource library; assists with workshop management, especially: iCivics, Lawyers in the Classroom, PROS, Oklahoma Close Up, and teacher in-services.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7008

MAP Director
Jim Calloway
Directs MAP program that assists attorneys with law office practice management and technology issues; conducts county bar presentations and customized workshops; oversees OBA-NET and Oklahoma Find A Lawyer; coordinates Solo and Small Firm Conference.

Practice Management Advisor
Darla Jackson

MAP Assistant
Nickie Day
Assists in scheduling and promoting MAP programs; manages MAP Lending Library; provides administrative and technical support for OBA-NET; manages Solo and Small Firm Conference.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7009

MCLE Administrator
Beverly Petry Lewis
Oversees the MCLE Dept., which regulates continuing legal education; includes accreditation of seminars, accreditation of teaching activities and tracking of each OBA member’s earned CLE credit.

MCLE Administrative Assistant
Johnny Floyd

MCLE Administrative Assistant
Jan Thompson

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7080

Membership Records Coordinator
Tracy Sanders
Handles dues payments, member roster information changes, bar journal subscription questions, and mailing label/list purchase requests.

Out-of-state Compliance Coordinator
Benjamin (Ben) Douglas
Processes out-of-state attorney registration applications.

Department Phone Number: 405-416-7086

Heroes Program Coordinator
Gisele Perryman
Coordinates the Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes program for the bar association. Processes requests for assistance and coordinates with volunteer attorneys to match them up.