Meet Our Leaders

Mark R. Graham,
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark R. Graham brings years of volunteer and executive leadership experience plus a passion for the Tulsa community to his role as President and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way. In this position he is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of TAUW and oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization. He serves on the Board of Directors and jointly, with the Board Chair, represents the Tulsa Area United Way in the community.

Graham has been an active volunteer with the Tulsa Area United Way since 1980, holding numerous volunteer positions with TAUW including leadership roles on the Campaign Cabinet as well as serving as past Board Chair for a TAUW partner agency. Prior to joining the TAUW as President and CEO in 2007, Mark spent more than 25 years as an executive in the health insurance and banking industries in Tulsa.

He currently is a Tulsa Community Foundation Trustee, a member of the TPS Superintendent's Community Advisory Committee and the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Graham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tulsa.



becky j. frank
2014 board Chair
Chairman and CEO of schnake Turnbo Frank|PR


Becky J. Frank is one of Oklahoma’s leaders – both in business circles and in civic affairs. She combines a strong business network with public relations savvy, and in her time with STF | PR has significantly grown both its staff and client base.  She joined the firm as partner and chief operating officer, was named president in 2000 and now serves as chairman and chief executive officer.

Before joining the firm, Frank was vice president of community relations and corporate communications at Bank of Oklahoma, a position she began in 1994. Before her work with the state’s largest bank, she served as vice president of communications for the Tulsa Area United Way. Frank began her career at John Brown University, where she served as the assistant to the director of university relations.

Frank has played a significant leadership role in the state, serving on numerous nonprofit board and in the planning and execution of many local events.



gerard p. clancy, md
2014 campaign Chair
president - University of oklahoma - tulsa

Dr. Gerry Clancy joined the University of Oklahoma in 2001 as Dean of the OU College of Medicine in Tulsa, Professor of Psychiatry, and Morningside Health Care Foundation Endowed Chair in Leadership. Five years later, he assumed the additional role of President of OU-Tulsa.  

Under his leadership, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center campus has added nearly $124 million in new facilities and helped develop a community health network that includes after-hours free clinics for the underserved, pediatric school-based clinics in disadvantaged areas of Tulsa, mobile psychiatric teams, and the OU Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Clinic.

In 2008, with a $50 million donation from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Clancy led a successful effort to transform medical education at OU-Tulsa. The OU College of Medicine’s Tulsa branch was renamed the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. The first of its kind in the nation, the school’s mission is to improve the health of all Oklahomans, particularly those in underserved rural and urban populations. OU-Tulsa physicians are the primary providers of care to the underserved in northeastern Oklahoma

In 2011, Dr. Clancy resigned as Dean of the OU School of Community Medicine to devote his full energies to overseeing all Norman-based and OU Health Sciences programs at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center. This includes OU’s collaboration with The University of Tulsa in creation of a four-year medical education program in Tulsa. A practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Clancy also continues to teach students and medical residents.

Born and reared in Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. Clancy attended the University of Iowa, earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and his medical degree, the latter with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Before joining the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Clancy served as a faculty member and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. Students and resident physicians honored him with seven major teaching awards during his tenure, and he was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011.

He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Medical School Program in Health Care Policy and Management.

Dr. Clancy served on active duty in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major and serving as a flight surgeon. 

Chairman of  the 2011 Tulsa Metro Chamber, Dr. Clancy also received the Chamber’s 2014 Chairman’s Award. He will serve as city-wide Chair of the 2014 Tulsa Area United Way Campaign. Dr. Clancy has served on the boards of many other community and national organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards for his work on behalf of the mentally ill, underserved, and public health, including the Tulsa Chapter of the League of Women Voters 
2013 Pathfinder Award. 

Dr. Clancy and his wife, Paula, have three children: Sam, Mary and Joey. 
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