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aBOUT abhc

Our history

ABHC is a multi-sector collaborative working to build a healthy, connected, resilient community.

Through partnerships, projects, and community education ABHC works with Community Partners to make the vision of a healthy, connected, resilient community become a reality. 

In 2015 community leaders recognized childhood trauma as a public health crisis and wanted to find a collaborative approach to address the issue. Leadership across sectors joined forces and ABHC became a reality in 2016. In 2020, ABHC became a division of Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers, the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center of southern Oklahoma. Today, ABHC is still continuing to grow their network and build a strong presence in the community.

Our Mission

Through fostering authentic relationships, establishing effective processes, and expanding educational opportunities, we facilitate community wellness and behavioral health transformation.

Our advisory board

AnDina Wiley

Director of Family Discipleship

Christ Community Church

Dr. JaHannah Jamelarin

Chief Integrated Health Officer

Good Shepherd Community Clinic

Teresa Myers

Chief Executive Officer

Good Shepherd Community Clinic

Daryle Voss


Mercy Hospital Ardmore

Katie Finder

Vice President of Nursing

Mercy Hospital Ardmore

Kaylyn Weldon-Gary

Executive Director

Community Youth Services

of Southern Oklahoma

Deana Tharp

Chief Clinical Compliance Officer

Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers

Mendy Spohn

Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Leslie Groven

Executive Director

Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma

Clayton Lodes

Chief Executive Officer


Jessica Pfau

Chief Executive Officer

Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers

Chris Munn

Regional Administrative Director

Oklahoma State Department of Health

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