We work with parents, teachers, and community partners to revolutionize education in Oklahoma.
Meet the OPSA Team
An accomplished journalist with more than 20 years of experience in print, digital, broadcast media, and public relations, Laura is a veteran writer and storyteller. Raising two teenagers and her year spent teaching journalism in the Putnam City School district has given her unique insight into education in Oklahoma. Laura has served OPSA in many roles since 2021, and has risen to the position of executive director through her commitment to, and hard work for parents across the state.
A former public school teacher with a background in non-profit development, Lucia's passion for helping parents ensure their children have access to resources was ignited after her two youngest children were diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. She and her husband realized that their current school couldn't provide them with the help they needed, so they enrolled them in a private school that teaches the way they learn best. Their oldest child is also flourishing in his public school. Lucia is committed to empowering parents across the state of Oklahoma to champion their child’s education.
Our Board of Directors
Jason Nelson currently serves as chief of staff for recently elected Oklahoma County Clerk Maressa Treat. He served as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety during Governor J. Kevin Stitt’s first term, serving with Secretaries Chip Keating and Tricia Everest. Jason previously served eight years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where he held several leadership positions, including Majority Floor Leader, and led several historic reform initiatives. Jason has been a part of more than 20 campaigns, including candidate, state, and local question campaigns, as a volunteer, staff member, manager, spokesperson, consultant, or candidate. Jason has earned a justified reputation as a fearless and relentless advocate for children.