Agency Administration Information

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Agency Purpose
The Board of Cosmetology licenses and regulates the profession of cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, instructors and establishments where these services are performed.   It also regulates health and safety issues in schools approved by the Board.   Anyone who provides these types of services including but not limited to, haircutting, hairdressing, nail care, skin care and the application of make-up must be licensed by the Board.

State Board of Cosmetology
2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 84
Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.521.2441
Fax: 405.521.2440
Board Meetings in Cosmetology Testing Center, Door #62

Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology is to safeguard and protect the health and general welfare of the people of the state of Oklahoma by performing a variety of services from developing curriculum for cosmetology schools to administering examinations for prospective practitioners of the cosmetology arts.

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Agency Staff

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Sherry Lewelling, Executive Director
Responsible for all agency operations.
direct #: 405.522.7615

Jennifer McRee, Principal Assistant
Assistant to the Director - Responsible for
cosmetology school licensing, complaints, letters
of violation and other related matters.
direct #: 405.522.7616

Candis Ross, Administrative
Assistant to the Director

Responsible for purchasing, personnel,
accounting and other related matters.

direct #: 405.522.7617

Dave Laurence, Shop Department
Responsible for initial shop and individual licensing, renewal of shop licenses, mail distribution and reciprocity.
direct #: 405.522.7620

Tricia Laine, License Department
Responsible for mail distribution and daily
deposits and individual license renewals.

direct #: 405.522.7619

Janelle Hastings, Examination Coordinator
Responsible for coordination of license
exams and certification of license.
direct #: 405.522.7618

Mike Hays, Student Department
Responsible for processing student
registrations, student credit hours, transfer
of out-of-state hours, and certification of hours.

direct #: 405.522.7621

Brad Marritt, Administrative Technician
Responsible for answering phone and referring to the appropriate department, processing fees from office callers.

direct #: 405.521.2441

Inspection Field Staff and Territories
Michelle Huitt-Shook, Northeastern Oklahoma, including Tulsa and Oklahoma City, 405.522.7626
Karen Glasco, Southwestern Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, 405.522.7624
Nancy Wells, Eastern/Southeastern Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, 405.522.7624
Vicki Middleton, Northwestern Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City
, 405.522.7626

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State Board Members

Loyd Saxton
c/o Francis Tuttle Technology Center
12777 North Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK   73142
Term Expires:  6/30/2010
LaFaye Austin
3401 West Caton Place
Enid, OK  73701
Term Expires:  6/30/2012
Ken Young
6020 NW 85th
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Term Expires: 6/30/2008
Carol DeWitt
14235 W Stateline Rd
Braman, OK 74632
Term Expires: 6/30/2009
Freda Poe, Vice Chair
8510 E. 131st Street South
Bixby, OK 74008

Term Expires 6/30/2009
Jerry Kelon Carter II
11630 E. 21st S.
Tulsa, OK 74129
Term Expires: 6/30/2011
Gretchen Payne, Chair
904 McIntosh
Checotah, OK 74426
Term Expires:  6/30/2010
Tuan Nguyen
528 SW 153rd
OKC, OK 73170
Term Expires:  6/30/2011

Janet Dale Webb
4008 Putter Place
, OK 74403
918.686.9997 wrk
918.683.1150 hm
Term Expires: 6/30/2010

Board Committees (effective November, 2007)

Performance Appraisal Committee - This committee is charged with evaluating and measuring the performance and worth of the Executive Director while determining the climate of the agency.
Dale Webb, Chair
Members: Carol Dewitt, LaFaye Austin

Legislative Affairs Committee - This committee is charged with submitting, tracking and reporting to the Governor, House, Senate and Appropriation Committee, any Board business relating to new or current laws, and other related business of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and reports back to the full Board accordingly.
Carol Dewitt, Chair
Members: All Board Members

Rules Committee - This committee is charged with overseeing the rule making process that is necessary to promulgate rules which prescribe guidelines for regulating the profession and protecting the public.
Kelon Carter II, Chair
Members: Loyd Saxton, LaFaye Austin

Budget/5-Year Strategic Plan Committee - This committee is charged with the oversight of the agency budget, while planning and establishing long term goals for a definite period of time based on estimates of need and financial position. This committee also monitors agency funds.
Chairs: Freda Poe, Ken Young, Carol Dewitt

Testing Committee - This committee is charged with evaluating and measure the cost, procedures and validity of the practical and written test administered by the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology.
Agency Director, Chair
Members: Tuan Nguyen, Kelon Carter

Reciprocity Committee - This committee is charged with reviewing and evaluating the current law and rule while establishing standards and qualifications for reciprocity from other states and foreign countries.
Loyd Saxton, Chair
Members: Ken Young, Tuan Nguyen

Fine Assessment Committee -- The Committe is charged with preparing a proposal to present to the full Board for future legislative consideration.
Ken Young,, Chair
Members: Freda Poe, Dale Webb

Note: The Executive Director will serve on each committee to add input and advise on state laws and rules applicable to the Committees.

The Chairman of the Board will have oversight of committees.

Committee members are charged with researching, gathering information and bringing results to the full Board for approval and possible action.

The Board members are charged with policy making, approving programs and establishing long and short term goals etc.

The Executive Director is charged with all agency operations.

The agency employees are charged with carrying out the job duties to accomplish the mission of the agency and the legislative intent.

2005 Board Meeting Dates

January 10, 2005 |Agenda
March 14, 2005|Agenda
April 11, 200 Special Board Meeting | Agenda (THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED 4/5/05)
May 9, 2005 |Agenda
July 11, 2005 |Agenda
September 12, 2005 |Agenda
November 14, 2005 |Agenda

2006 Board Meeting

May 8, 2006 | Agenda
December 11, 2006 | Agenda

2007 Board Meeting Dates

January 8, 2007 | Agenda
March 12, 2007 | Agenda
May 14, 2007 | Agenda, Minutes
July 9th, 2007 | Agenda, Minutes
September 10th, 2007 | Agenda, Minutes
November 19th, 2007 | Agenda, Minutes

2008 Board Meeting Dates

January 14th, 2008 | Agenda, Minutes
January 28th, 2008 | Agenda, Minutes
February 11th, 2008 | Agenda, Minutes
March 10th, 2008 | Agenda, Minutes
May 12th, 2008 | Agenda, Minutes
July 14th, 2008 | Agenda, Minutes
September 8th | Agenda, Minutes
November 10th | Agenda, Minutes

2009 Board Meeting Dates

January 12th, 2009 | Agenda, Minutes
February 23rd, 2009 | Agenda, Minutes
March 9th, 2009 | Agenda, Minutes
May 11th, 2009 | Agenda
July 13th, 2009
September 14th, 2009
November 9th, 2009

Board meetings are conducted at 2401 NW 23rd Street, Cosmetology Testing Center, Door #62, Shepherd Mall, Oklahoma City.

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Associations & Organizations

State Cosmetology Associations and Organizations
Oklahoma Private School Owners Association
Contact Person:  Frances Sells, President
Phone:  918.251.9669
Oklahoma Cosmetology Association
Contact Person:  Tom Sollock, President
Phone:  405.720.1203

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The information contained herein is current as of November 26, 2007 and should only be used as a guide.  For additional information call the Board's office.  The Board of Cosmetology cannot give legal advice or initiate any legal action.