Joe Don Fennell

Executive Director

Meet JD

Joe Don (JD) Fennell, Executive Director. JD is originally from Midwest City, OK after earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, he set upon a career in Management Consulting where he worked across the U.S.A. for some of the nation’s industry leaders. JD is in recovery and actively mentors dozens of men as well as occasionally teaches workshops on various aspects of recovery. JD is passionate about the mission at TRS as he has served on our Board of Directors in several capacities as a member of the Finance Committee, chair of the Governance committee and most recently Vice President of the Board. JD couldn’t be more excited to help steer TRS into the future.

Ana Lankford, M.S., LMFT

Program Director

Meet Ana

Ana Lankford, Program Director, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Family and Child Studies, Marital and Family Therapy from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Okla. and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Substance Abuse Studies. Ana has extensive experience in family systems, co-dependence, childhood and adult trauma, addiction recovery, and marriage and family dynamics. Ana’s prior work experience includes extensive case management, primary therapy, group facilitation and serving as the clinical director of a residential treatment center for teenage girls. Ana has done extensive individual and group work on healing trauma, reconnecting with authentic self, understanding codependency, parenting, addiction recovery and family dynamics. Ana has extensive experience with adolescents.

Robyn Meade-Ritter

Teacher, Academic Director

Meet Robyn

Robyn Meade-Ritter serves as Teacher and Academic Coordinator at Mission Academy High School. She received her BS in Biology Education and a BS in chemistry from the University of Central Oklahoma. Robyn has a passion for science and nature. She is a life time member of Girl Scouts of America and received her Gold Award as a teen. Robyn has spent many years volunteering with young people and began working at Mission Academy as a tutor while completing college. Through these experiences she came to feel that Mission Academy was the place she was called to teach. She believes that each student that comes through the door has a unique background and set of strengths and that encouraging students to explore and develop these strengths is a path to success.

Laneta Going, NBCT

Arts & Literacy Specialist

Meet Laneta

Laneta Going serves as Arts & Literacy Specialist for Mission Academy High School. She received her BS in Art Education from Oklahoma State University and her National Board Certification in 2003. She also is a Fellow for OKA+ Schools and leads teacher workshops across Oklahoma on the integration of the arts. Laneta was chosen Teacher of the Year twice and selected by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence to be an ambassador to the National Art Education Association Convention. She has great rapport with students and believes in the power of the arts to bring about the greatest opportunities for meaningful learning.

Riley Birdwell

Recovery Coach

Ryan Breidel

Wellness Advocate

Part-Time Staff/Contract

Melissa Hoyden, Lead Teacher
Liza Meiring, Recovery Coach
Lindsi Miller, Recovery Coach
DeAnne Dooley, Parent Recovery Coach
Sue Morrison, CPA
Luton & Co., PLLC, Auditor

Board of Directors

Scott Brown, President
Dana Neal, Vice President
Chris Neuberger, Treasurer
Hailey Nazinitsky, Secretary
Ameil Shadid
Greg Johnson
Hugh Benson
Marianne Trigg
Rob Foley
Shea Weir
Terrence Spain
Virginia Holleman

Advisory Committee

Nick Duncan
Kelly Fry
Kathy  Payne
Rob Northwood
Liz Hoffman
Janet Oden