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Oklahoma APSE Council 



Melissa Gituma OK APSE President

OK- APSE President

Melissa Gituma


Melissa Gituma is a Programs Field Representative within the Developmental Disabilities Services Division of the Department of Human Services, where she supports the efforts of the Employment Services Unit. In addition, she serves as the secretary of the executive council of the Oklahoma Association for Persons in Supported Employment Foundation. Previously, Melissa held positions in case management and direct care, working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Melissa holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in Family Relations and Child Development with a focus on Individual, Family, and Community Services.

Teri Egner Council Member

OK-APSE Vice-President

Melissa Andrews

Teri Egner, M.S., LPC, CESP, has worked with people with significant disabilities in community employment, recreation, educational settings, sheltered employment and group homes for over 40 years. She has been involved in Supported Employment since it began in OK in 1988 and believes all people can work with a good job match and the appropriate supports. She currently provides technical assistance to Department of Rehabilitation Services contracted employment vendors and state rehabilitation field staff on best practices in community employment for people with significant disabilities. She also provides training and monitors employment contracts for compliance. Teri has spoken nationally about the quality and innovative services in Oklahoma. She is the President of Oklahoma APSE. She is a certified Special Educational Teacher, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Employment Support Professional.

Judi Goldston OK APSE Secretary Treasurer

OK-APSE Secretary Treasurer

Judi Goldston

Judi Goldston is the training project manager, statewide coordinator for Project SEARCH and a certified ASTD instructor with the University of Oklahoma. Since 1992 she has offered training and technical assistance on customized employment supports to state and community provider agencies assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain community employment and independent living. During her tenure, her efforts have included Employment Consultant and Job Club curriculum development and training, Peer Support facilitation, Assistive Technology Modifications, Social Security Work Incentives, Job Development, Job Analyses, Marketing and Building Employer Relationships training, and Career Planning and Assessment.


OK-APSE Secretary
Robin Pokorney
Robin Pokorney is the current director for Community Enterprises in Enid, OK. Community Enterprises is a community partner, directly supporting individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of their employment goals. Previously Robin functioned as the executive director of the American Red Cross in Enid. She holds an Associate of Science degree from Norther Oklahoma College in Business Administration and Accounting.

Bryan Ferguson Council Member

Council Member

Bryan Ferguson

Bryan Ferguson is employed at the Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services, at state office.  Here he has worked as an administrative technician for 15years.  Previously he held positions with El Chico’s and Hudiburg Chevrolet.  He is a trainer with Oklahoma County People First and a member of Partners in Policymaking.  He also participates in Special Olympics bowling and basketball. 

Gay McMillin Council Member
Council Member
Gay McMillin

Gay McMillin has worked with people with intellectual disabilities in residential services of all types, community employment, sheltered employment, and supported employment for over 35 years. She is currently employed as a Program Manager for employment services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Services. She provides training and consultation to interdisciplinary teams, case managers, families, and contracted providers on best practices in employment services contracts, policy, contracts, and communication skills. She is a person centered planning facilitator and advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.


Council Member
Nathan Ladd
Nathan Ladd is the current vocational director for BIOS in Oklahoma City. He has supported individuals with disabilities in achieving their personal goals since 2010. He holds a Master's of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a Minor in History and a Minor in Mathematics.


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