Candida A. Manion, MPH, BBA—Executive Director
Candida has been the Executive Director of OCADVSA since June 2014. She brings to this position varied experience in aligning public health social-ecological systems approach to sustainability with business principles and practices. Previous to coming to OCADVSA, Ms. Manion served as supervisor at Norman Regional Health System, coordinating a single county program from the ground-up to expanding and managing very successful tri-county comprehensive tobacco control and prevention programs. With her strong grant writing and management skills, she has secured $3.46 million in grant funding since 2004.
Ms. Manion’s professional experience includes public health management, policy, and practice, advocacy, coalition and partnership development, public relations, and consulting and training. Ms. Manion earned her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Oklahoma. In 2006, she graduated from the Norman Chamber of Commerce 25th Leadership Program. Ms. Manion has called Oklahoma home since 1997.
Kim is the Program Operations Assistant to the Certified Domestic and Sexual Assault Response Professional for OCADVSA. She assists in the CDSVRP certification process, which includes trainings and Continuing Educational Units.
Mackenzie Masilon, BA—Public Policy and Communications Coordinator
Mackenzie is the Public Policy and Communications Coordinator for OCADVSA. She is a graduate of UCO with a degree in Sociology-Human Services. She uses her prior experience in direct services and sexual violence prevention to advocate for policy reform for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Oklahoma. Mackenzie works in conjunction with the Executive Director and member programs to assess legislation, as well as fields all communications requests.
Tamera Babbit, MA—Training Coordinator
Tamera is the Training Coordinator for OCADVSA. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in 2009 and her Master of Arts in 2011, both from the University of Central Oklahoma, and has since dedicated her personal and professional life championing and empowering underrepresented communities in our state through civic, grassroots, and volunteer engagement. Prior to becoming Training Coordinator, Tamera held the position of Program Manager for NewView Oklahoma (formerly Oklahoma League for the Blind). She currently serves on the Women of Color Sub-committee of the Attorney General’s Domestic Fatality Review Board and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Board of Directors as Board Treasurer.
Jamie Bond, MA—Office Coordinator
Mrs. Bond is the Office Coordinator for OCADVSA. She is a graduate from USAO with a degree in Sociology, and also earned a Master’s in Human Services and Life Coaching from Liberty University.
Board of Directors
Scott Mitchell—Board President
Founder, Scott Mitchell and Associates
Tom Matthews—Board Treasurer
CTO, Huntr, Inc.
Robyn Hopkins—Board Secretary
Attorney at Law / Owner, Hopkins Law and Associates, P.C.
Kristy Stewart—Board Member
Executive Director, Women’s Resource Center
Evelyn Hibbs—Board Member
Executive Director, Women in Safe Homes (WISH)