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.



gerard p. clancy, md
2015 BOARD Chair
VICE president for health affairs, dean of the college
of health sciences - University of Tulsa


Dr. Gerard Clancy is the Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and currently holds the Oxley Foundation Chair in Community Medicine, all at the University of Tulsa. He serves on numerous boards across Oklahoma. He continues to work at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research and continues to see psychiatric patients. Dr. Clancy’s areas of expertise include health disparities, health care delivery system and health professions education transformation, severe mental illness and creative talent development, retention and recruitment for regional economic development.  

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. 


PRESIDENT - Blue cross and blue shield of Oklahoma


Ted Haynes was named the ninth leader in the 75-year history of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma in July 2012, accepting the position of President.

Previously, Mr. Haynes served as Vice President of Health Care Delivery at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) with overall responsibility for health care delivery, including health care provider networks, provider services, pharmacy programs, and Medicaid operations. Mr. Haynes served as vice president network management since 2002, and, prior to that, as vice president and chief operating officer of the corporation’s Southeast Texas region, and as chief executive officer of HMO Blue®, Southwest Texas.

Prior to joining BCBSTX, Mr. Haynes served as president and CEO of West Virginia Accountable Health Plan, a hospital organization and partner in another health plan in West Virginia, for which Mr. Haynes was chairman of the board.

Mr. Haynes’ previous managed care experience was in the Houston area and included serving as director of managed care at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System; vice president/director of operations and finance for Memorial Hermann Health Network, Inc.; and senior manager/director of managed care at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Haynes is a certified public accountant and began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Haynes was appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to the board of Commissioners of the Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, Allied Arts, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Business Roundtable and the Research Institute for Economic Development. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American and Texas Societies of CPAs, and the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Mr. Haynes is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and has earned a masters degree in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University.
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