Grant Cox, M.D., Chair
OB/GYN and Founder, OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa
Dr. Grant Cox earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Northeastern State University and completed medical school and residency at the University of Oklahoma. He is an OB/GYN in private practice for 23 years. His wife, Tracey, is also an OB/GYN and they have 17-year-old twins. Grant is involved extensively in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, serving in leadership roles and performing committee work.
“I am involved in Amplify because I feel like our youth need education to create a path of wellness and intention as they become adults.”
Omare Jimmerson, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative
Omare is the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant and also a mother of two, working to save the lives of Black women in a healthcare system that continually dehumanizes them. As an undergraduate working with teens she saw young girls being treated as adults and denied their right to childhood. This sparked her interest in making sure young people had knowledge to advocate for their own bodily autonomy. As executive director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative, she works to ensure every woman is treated with dignity, respect and most of all as a human. By bringing doula care to Black and Brown women, her organization gives them back the power to advocate for their care. Doula care is not just for the “haves.”
“I serve on the Amplify board because I believe that young people should be informed to make decisions for themselves and to serve as an ally that works to ensure youth voice is included in decision making spaces.”
Braden Glasgow, Treasurer
Senior Tax Accountant, Ernst & Young
Ira John Studebaker, Jr., M.D.
Healthcare Data Consultant, Factotum Health
John Studebaker is a pediatrician/informaticist currently working as a health data and analytics consultant serving mostly non-profit organizations in the Tulsa region. His experience includes academic practice (patient care, teaching and administrative roles), and a start-up company in population management (co-founder, executive leadership, development, sales and management). When not working he enjoys restoring old cars, skiing, and spending time with his family.
Lise Inman, Past Chair
President, Berrywood Group, Inc.
Lauren Conway, D.O.
Child Abuse Pediatrician, OU Health
Lauren Conway, DO is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa. Dr. Conway received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa in 2011. She then completed a residency in general pediatrics, a chief residency in pediatrics, and fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma School Of Community Medicine. Dr. Conway is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Conway is the associate clerkship director for pediatrics and is the medical director of Fostering Hope, a foster care clinic. Dr. Conway is involved in the clinical education of learners of a multitude of backgrounds including nursing and medical students, and resident and fellow physicians. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a scholar member of the Ray Helfer Society, an honorary society for physicians specializing in child abuse. Dr. Conway lectures on child abuse and neglect at the local, state, and national levels.
“I serve on the Amplify Board of Directors to help positively impact the sexual health of the adolescents in our community.”
Executive Director, Strong Tomorrows, LLC
Joya Cleveland is Executive Director of Strong Tomorrows, a program that serves expectant and parenting students in Oklahoma. Her experience includes over 12 years of working with disenfranchised populations with various non-profit organizations locally and nationally. Joya is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and bridging inequality gaps. As an Afro Latinx, Joya serves the Tulsa community proudly and believes representation is fundamental in serving with passion and purpose in all that you do.
“Being a board member of Amplify is an honor because it allows me to support the youth of Tulsa by supporting an organization that is a beacon of resources and services and allows for youth to actualize their voice and strength.”
Vice President of Communications, City of Tulsa Housing Authority
Ginny Hensley, APR, joined the Amplify Tulsa board in 2020. She serves as Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for the Tulsa Housing Authority. Prior to joining THA, she served organizations in the nonprofit, banking and high-tech manufacturing industries. In addition to her board service at Amplify Tulsa, she serves on the board of the Tulsa Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and is also Vice-Chair of PRSA and A Way Home for Tulsa (Tulsa’s Continuum of Care for Homelessness). She is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (Class 60) and has volunteered with the American Cancer Society both in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Ginger Lewis has been an educator for over 25 years. She holds a BA in psychology and English from Loyola University as well as a Master’s in Education from Boston College. Ginger believes in the power of literature to improve lives and has taught English at various grade levels in Massachusetts, Missouri, Colorado, and Oklahoma. She’s an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, and successfully had two bills introduced and passed by the Oklahoma state legislature, HB 1468 and HB 1470. The laws provide victims with more time to seek criminal charges, extend the window for DNA matches, and expand the time to file civil actions against their perpetrators. She was honored as one of Tulsa’s Women of the Year in 2017, and served on the Program Resource Committee of the Child Abuse Network. Ginger is a voracious reader and actively seeks book recommendations, which she will add to her ever-evolving reading list. She has a black lab named Finley.
Charity Pollak, M.D.
M.D. Pediatrician and Founder, Midtown Pediatrics
Jabraan Pasha, M.D.
Faculty Director of Student Recruitment, OU School of Medicine
Founder and CEO of Lean In LLC, a diversity, equity, inclusion, and health equity consulting firm, Dr. Jabraan Pasha is a practicing physician and educator, who is dedicated to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. He received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Kansas, and his internal medicine residency training at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He most recently served as assistant dean of student affairs and associate professor of medicine at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. He currently serves as national vice president of health equity for Juno Medical, as well as medical director for Juno Medical’s healthcare center in the Historic Greenwood district in Tulsa, OK. In the midst of the pandemic, Jabraan advocated for the health of his community on several national news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC and NBC. He serves on many local, regional and national boards and committees, including his role as president of the Tulsa American Heart Association, vice chair of the Telligen Community Initiative, and vice chair of the American College of Physicians Membership Committee. Having presented 150+ times nationally and internationally, Jabraan is an experienced diversity, equity and inclusion facilitator whose compassionate, empathetic and disarming presentation style has helped many individuals and organizations grow closer to becoming their best selves. A 2022 Aspen Health Communities fellow, Jabraan’s career is dedicated to health equity. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion work. This April, the American College of Physicians is awarding Jabraan the W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.