Sooner SUCCESS works intimately with both the public and private sectors with the overarching goal to promote a comprehensive, coordinated system of health, social and educational services for Oklahoma children and youth with special healthcare needs in their local community.
Unique in its approach, Sooner SUCCESS addresses barriers by promoting community capacity integration and seamless infrastructure spread in county, regional and state levels. Sooner SUCCESS achieves this through a service delivery model focused on care navigation and coordination, continuity of care and care transition. Sooner SUCCESS will begin quantifying activities under CMS guidelines for an integrated care resource center (ICRC) in an effort to best reflect the goals of the Sooner Care, Sooner Start and CYSHN and Sooner SUCCESS. Sooner SUCCESS meets the objectives of an ICRC as set forth by CMS and CYSHN through three core activities; family and community linkages to services, family and professional training, and maintaining an up to date, information and referral system.
The Sooner SUCCESS State Interagency Coordination Council has membership from families and many State agencies. This group identifies current interagency coordination activities, challenges to effective interagency coordination, and builds capacity to address those challenges through policy and/or procedural adjustments. The Council meets quarterly and also provides guidance to the project.
Mark Wolraich, M.D., CMRI Shaun Walters Professor of Pediatrics Chief of Section Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Aietah Stephens, M.S., Director
Lisa Simmons, Region One Coordinator
Lisa DeBolt, Region Two Coordinator
Lori Wathen, Region Three Coordinator and Oklahoma County Coordinator
Jeannene Leffler, Senior Administrative Assistant
Maleeha Shahid - Research Analyst
Ram Poudel, Research Analyst
Robyn Boswell, Lifespan Respite and Sibshops State Coordinator
Tonda Ames Tulsa/Rogers County
Jona Arthur Blaine County
Amy Cathey Pottawatomie County