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Business and People Notes May 2018



Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa recently announced the addition of Michael W. Yates as vice president of finance. Yates will oversee the hospital’s financial functions, with a specific focus on revenue cycle, service line development, business analytics and managing the reimbursement portfolio. In addition, he will work closely with the CTCA financial executive leadership team on enterprise-wide financial management and policies.

After graduating from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, with his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Yates earned his Master of Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

During his career, Yates has served as chief financial officer (CFO) for health care organizations and has executive leadership experience in the insurance field. He most recently served as the CFO for another Tulsa cancer institute, where he oversaw all financial aspects of the center, including leading contract negotiations, renegotiating debt to increase cash flow, and financing building and technology acquisitions. Prior to that role, he served as CFO and chief operating officer for Kissito Healthcare in Roanoke, Virginia, and as vice president of finance at a Top 100 national independent insurance broker in Tennessee. In addition, Yates was a practicing certified public accountant for several years prior to accepting his first corporate financial position.

Ken Saltink of all American Remodel in Tulsa was named the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeler of the Month for May. Saltink was selected for his leadership, quality craftsmanship, customer service, and community involvement; as his company exemplifies the best in the remodeling industry. Approximately 140,000 builders and remodelers across the country are eligible for consideration of this monthly award.

Saltink with has been serving the Tulsa area for over 30 years doing everything from kitchen, bath and home remodels. He has been honored as Remodeler of the Year two separate times.

From the moment he joined the Remodelers Council, Saltink was immediately asked to join the leadership ladder. He currently serves as the 2018 Remodelers Council president. Saltink’s emphasis on community involvement has been expressed through the many charitable projects that he has been involved in. Saltink with the Remodelers Council has headed a ramp build for a woman who lost her leg in a motorcycle accident, helped restore windows at the Lindsey House and recently helped build a pergola and bike rack for the Launch Outreach organization. Saltink continues to see ways that the Tulsa community needs assistance and this has driven his motivation to stay involved in the Association.

The purpose of the NAHB Remodeler of the Month award program is to celebrate local, active remodelers who stand out because of recent quality work, customer service, community involvement, and dedication to furthering the industry.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber recently promoted Angie Zaricor to the new role of director of regional partnerships and special projects.

The position is dedicated to enhancing economic development efforts, focusing on regional relationships within Tulsa’s Future, the Chamber-led economic development plan for northeast Oklahoma. Zaricor will assist nearly three dozen Tulsa’s Future regional partners with their unique economic development endeavors.

Increasing interest in the region through Tulsa’s Future necessitated Zaricor’s new position.

 Zaricor’s career at the Tulsa Regional Chamber began in February 2007 as the economic development coordinator. In 2012, she became the executive assistant to the senior vice president of economic development.

Saint Simeon’s, a senior living community in Tulsa, welcomes a new president and CEO, Tammy Schafer. Schafer comes to Saint Simeon’s from Abilene, Texas, where she served as senior vice president for Evergreen Senior Living, with oversight of seven communities located in Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. 

Schafer previously served as senior executive director for Bradford Village Retirement Community in Edmond, Oklahoma., executive director for The Fountains at Canterbury, also in Edmond, owner/manager of Tender Touch Home Services, LLC, and executive administrator for Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon, Oklahoma.

Mark Stanley, founder of Stanley Myers Morgan Law Firm and among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2017 has been selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, which is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. 

Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive qualitative comparative analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.

Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state receive this honor and are selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.
To learn more, visit www.Top100HighStakesLitigators.com.

Oral Roberts University President Dr. William M. Wilson has announced globally-renowned scholar Dr. Wonsuk Ma as ORU’s new dean of the College of Theology and Ministry. Dr. Ma joined ORU’s faculty nearly two years ago as the Distinguished Professor of Global Christianity for the Graduate School. He has also been working to create and sustain a Ph.D. program in theology at ORU.

Dr. Ma, along with his wife Julie, who is also an ORU faculty member, spent 10 years as executive director of the Oxford Center for Mission Studies, which has become Europe’s largest Ph.D. program in Mission Studies. Before this time, the couple lived in the Philippines for 27 years, where Dr. Ma served as a pastor and church planter.

In addition to his time at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies, Dr. Ma’s academic experience includes serving as vice president and teaching at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines and Hansei University in Goonpo, Korea.

Five Tulsa attorneys were among the 22 future leaders of Oklahoma’s legal community who graduated from the Oklahoma Bar Association 2017-2018 Leadership Academy. Graduates completed the academy’s training in leadership, motivation and communication. This is the sixth class to graduate since the academy’s origination in 2007.

OBA President Kimberly Hays of Tulsa says, “Selection to participate in the academy is an honor and with the leadership skills they have learned, the graduates will become even stronger leaders in both their communities and the legal profession.”

Tulsa graduates in the academy were Grayson Barnes, Barnes Law PLLC; Christopher Brecht, Perrine, Redemann, Berry, Taylor & Sloan PLLC; Ruth Calvillo, Fry & Elder; Melissa East, McDaniel Acord PLLC; and Alexis Gardner, Gardner Law Firm PLLC.

Updated 05-21-2018

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