TULSA, Okla. (July 3, 2018) – The Child Abuse Network (CAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Neuman as board president along with its slate of new fiscal year 2019 board officers. Neuman is the manager of credit services at Williams Companies, Inc.  He will serve a 1-year term. He has been with Williams Companies, Inc. since 1992 and was originally involved with CAN about four years ago as a Williams Tulsa Are United Way “Day of Caring” volunteer.

At its June annual meeting, the CAN board also voted to approve its board officers including President-Elect Rebecca Thompson, Chief Accounting Officer, AAON, Inc.; Past President Kala Sharp, Vice President, Controller-Natural Gas, ONEOK Partners; Treasurer Jennifer Matson, Assurance Principal, Hogan Taylor, LLP; and Secretary David Glasgow, CBRE.

“The members of the CAN board reflect the diversity of our community and the wide-ranging aspects of child abuse in our region,” said Anna America, chief executive officer of CAN. “We are grateful to have a dedicated team of experts, business professionals and community volunteers to come together and lend their talents and time. They see the need of the most vulnerable children in our community and have stepped up to take action.”

Four new board members are also slated for the 2019 fiscal year. Those new members include Chairman and President of Ross Group, Warren Ross; Blue Cross Blue Shield Sales Executive, Eve Adams; Community Volunteer, Paula Kuykendall; and Cherokee Nation Businesses Senior Real Estate Development Manager, Brian Hunt.

CAN’s board of directors is comprised of 24 of individuals from the legal, medical, financial, business and community volunteer sectors of the Tulsa-area community. It is the board’s responsibility to provide counsel and strategic direction to meet CAN’s mission of providing collaborative intervention services to child abuse victims so that they are encouraged to embrace a future driven by hope.

The Child Abuse Network is a public-private partnership that facilitates a multidisciplinary team of experts in the intervention of child abuse once it is reported. It runs the Child Advocacy Center located at 2829 S. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa. The center houses some of Tulsa’s child abuse team members who are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of child abuse allegations. These individuals include medical experts, child specialists, detectives, child welfare workers and prosecutors.