Coffee Bunker Advisory Board
Michael Brose, MSW
Michael W. Brose has been serving as the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Tulsa since 1993. He received his BA in social work from Oral Roberts University in 1979 and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1980. His clinical practice included individual, group and family therapy and he has experience working in medical and mental health settings in both the public and private sectors.
As Executive Director, Mr. Brose is involved in advocacy on behalf of people affected by mental illness, mental health education, youth suicide prevention, housing for homeless mentally ill and mental health related public policy issues. His current focus includes work with children and adolescents, individuals with severe physical illnesses, the elderly, and the severely mentally ill. He has done extensive consulting with schools and businesses in the aftermath of critical incidents and was instrumental in the creation of the Association’s teen counseling program, SafeTeam.
Dr. Lanny Endicott
Dr. Lanny Endicott is Director of the Social Work Program at Oral Roberts University. He has been with the university for 36 years. In addition to teaching and directing the social work program, he serves as Director of Service Learning for ORU. He also serves as President of the South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation, an organization providing services to low-income people in south Tulsa.
Dr. Endicott is a case management consultant for child welfare supervisors for the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Department of Human Services. He provides services in many fields and areas in Oklahoma, as well as Russia. Licensed in Oklahoma as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Dr. Endicott was selected Social Worker of the Year in Oklahoma.
Dr. Endicott’s passion for our veterans is expressed in his work as Co-Chair of the Veterans Initiative in Tulsa. He has been married to Nancy forty-three years, and they have two married sons, a granddaughter and a grandson. Dr. Endicott enjoys photography, golf, hiking and running.
Brig. Gen. Bob Ireton (USAF Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert D. Ireton, Retired U.S Air Force, served as Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Air National Guard, also served as the Commander, Oklahoma Air National Guard. General Ireton was directly responsible to the Adjutant General of Oklahoma regarding the combat readiness and operational effectiveness of more than 2400 guard members in 36 units who serve our communities, state and nation for both homeland defense and federal missions.
General Ireton was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1972, and graduated from undergraduate pilot training in 1973. He was assigned to the Air Defense Command at McChord Air Force Base flying the F-106, and then to Sheppard Air Force Base where he instructed German and American pilots in the T-38. Upon separation from active duty, he joined the Oklahoma Air National Guard in September 1980. He has served in numerous assignments in flying and operations, as well as command positions at group and wing level. General Ireton flew as a command pilot, accumulating over 5000 hours of flying time in the T-37, T-38, T-33, F-106, A-7D, and F-16C aircraft. He flew F-16 combat missions during Operation Provide Comfort and Operation Northern Watch.
Now residing in Tulsa, OK, General Ireton serves in significant roles and activities in behalf of our service members and veterans. Besides serving as an Advisor to the SOS Board of Directors, General Ireton provides leadership as Co-Chair of the Veterans Initiative in Tulsa.
Chief Chuck Jordan, TPD
Chuck Jordan was appointed as the 39th Chief of the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) by Mayor Dewey Bartlett on November 12, 2010.
Chief Jordan first joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1969 and was one of the first SWAT team members in 1978. Chief Jordan served as a regional commander of more than 1200 officers in Kosovo. Jordan earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. He received his Associates Degree from Connors State College and also attended The University of Tulsa.
Chief Jordan directs all patrol, investigative and administrative operations of TPD. He has over thirty-nine years of law enforcement experience.
Chief Jordan is married to Mrs. Judy Dunlap Jordan. He has three adult children.
Mr. Jim Lyall (USA), MPA, CIRS
Jim Lyall has been with the Community Service Council since 1980. As Associate Director he oversees the 2-1-1 Helpline as well as community planning initiatives for the integration of services for military veterans, homelessness, mental health care and responses to community emergencies. Jim is known throughout Oklahoma and nationally for his leadership in the development of 2-1-1.
Jim is responsible for program development and operations, grants and financing, staff support for coalitions, community planning, and the advancement of a wide range of agency collaborations and partnerships. Jim began his tenure with the Community Service Council in 1980 as Helpline Program Director, and became Associate Director in 1991. Creating Oklahoma’s first 2-1-1 call center, which became the first in Oklahoma to achieve national accreditation, and helping 2-1-1 to become a statewide service can be counted among Jim’s most significant accomplishments.
At CSC, his leadership in the creation of Tulsa’s Heat Emergency Action Plan and Tulsa Weather Coalition air conditioner loan program has contributed significantly to the health and well being of many Tulsans. Jim has also worked diligently to improve service systems for the homeless, survivors of disasters, and the mentally disabled. Since 2009, he has helped to significantly advance the availability and quality of services for veterans and their families. He is certified as an information and referral specialist by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems. He has received awards from the Tulsa Area United Way, Tulsa Partners, Inc. and other organizations.
Jim has a bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Pete Luitwieler (USA), MBA
Pete Luitwieler graduated from Dartmouth College and Tuck School of Business. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1969, including service in Vietnam 1967-68. He was awarded CIB and Bronze Medal of Valor from the South Vietnamese Government. He was a Military Intelligence officer involved with Phoenix Program.
Pete worked for Gulf Oil from 1965 to 1984 (with 3 year military stint). During those 20 years he was stationed in Pittsburgh, New York City, London, Miami, and Houston. In his final 6 years he was Senior VP of Supply and Logistics in Houston. He worked for CITGO Petroleum from 1985 to 2000. Located in Tulsa, he was the VP of Supply and Logistics, and the last four years was CIO and led the SAP Implementation Project. Pete has also done various consulting projects in the international energy arena.
Over the past few years, Pete’s life has become somewhat Veteran-centric. In addition to the Coffee Bunker Advisory Board, Pete volunteers as a Mentor at Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court and serves on the board of Partners for Heroes. He also works part-time with CSC’s Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma, helping veterans get connected and helping to identify services for vets and gaps that may exist in the service network.
In addition to his passion for helping veterans, Pete enjoys his retirement, spending time with his wife Jane, and their five children and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys reading, exercise, golf, travel, and relaxing. He’s actively involved with World Outreach Church.
Maj. Ed Pulido (USA Ret.)
Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Retired) is the Vice President of the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and wounded veterans. Additionally, he is the founder of Warriors for Freedom, a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and holistic recovery of our wounded warriors and their families, and is the founder of Patriots for Warriors and Warrior Nation, a company focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism.
Major Pulido has a degree in Military Science, Marketing, and Criminal Justice, and a Masters Degree in Logistics Management / Human Relations. He attained the Rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005, he was medically retired from the United States Army. Ed has been married to Karen Pulido for 20 years.
Dr. Carla Tanner, Ed.D
Carla Tanner is a senior planner for the Community Service Council. She has been the Senior Planner for Disabilities and Director of the Tulsa Area Alliance on Disabilities since 2002. She also has facilitated the Tulsa Systems of Care Community Team since 2004, for the purpose of transformation of the behavioral and emotional service system to be more accessible to children, youth, and families with appropriate community based services.
Prior to her work with the Council, she served as a district level administrator of Special Education at Tulsa Public Schools. She was an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Northeastern State University of Oklahoma for four years. She has supervised programs for children with special needs, developed written policies, and trained teachers and other professionals in areas including autism, Individual Education Plans, behavioral supports, guidelines for use of time out, paraprofessional training, and working with and developing a positive relationship with parents and families.
Carla has a bachelors degree from the University of Tulsa and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University.