Chief Executive Officer

The CEO of Family & Children’s Services is Gail Lapidus, ACSW, LCSW, LMFT. Ms. Lapidus has over 40 years of experience in the field of human services and has served as the agency’s Executive Director since 1986. Under her leadership, F&CS has become one of Tulsa’s largest human service providers and instituted a range of award-winning and model programs. Ms. Lapidus has held numerous leadership positions in Tulsa’s social service community and has served on many state-wide boards and task forces. In 1997, she was the inaugural inductee into the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work’s Hall of Fame.

Our tenured program leadership team champions a culture of agency excellence, employee support and positive work environment resulting in outstanding client care.  The team consists of seasoned professionals with an array of expertise and various specializations in behavioral healthcare.

Program Directors

Director of Professional Services – Claudia Arthrell

Chief Program Officer, Children’s Mental Health and Family Support – Whitney Downie

Chief Program Officer, Adult Mental Health Medical and Crisis Services – Krista Lewis

Director of Child Abuse and Trauma Services – Christine Marsh

Executive Senior Director, Women in Recovery – Mimi Tarrasch

Chief Program Officer, Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services – Jill Young

Chief Clinical Services Officer – Ann Jenkins


Department Directors

Chief Human Resources Officer – Alan Bingham

Director of Quality- Angela Adamy

Chief Financial Officer – Jan Dietrich

Chief Information Officer – Brent Harris

Chief Revenue Cycle Manager- Mary Hydrick

Chief Development & Communications Officer – Marge Betley Weber

Director of Communications – Dee Harris
For all media inquiries, please contact Dee Harris at or (918) 560-1128.