Education: BA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Montana (1984), MSW, University of Oklahoma (1995)

Amy White’s 29-year human services/social work career began with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) in 1985 as a child/abuse neglect investigator. She gained experience as a worker in several program areas, including Treatment, Court Liaison, Prevention, and Adoption until promoting to a Child Welfare Supervisor in 1994. After a move in 1996 to the DHS, Children and Family Services Division, Amy worked in several capacities, including KIDS, Oklahoma’s Child Welfare case management computer system, Permanency Planning, Independent Living, Continuous Quality Improvement, Adoption and Foster Care. She has participated as a federal consultant reviewer for Title IV-E Reviews and Federal Child and Family Service Reviews. She just recently retired from DHS where she served her last few years as the Child Welfare Deputy Director for Bridge (Foster Care and Adoption).

Amy is the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program Specialist for OU- Tulsa where she recruits MSW students into public Child Welfare practice as well as providing support and enhancement to Oklahoma’s public child welfare workforce. In addition, she serves as Faculty Liaison for students in Child Welfare in northeastern Oklahoma. She is privileged to continue to support public child welfare workers in seeking safety, permanency, and well-being for the children of Oklahoma.

Amy resides in Tulsa with her husband of twenty-four years, Keith. The two enjoy the many activities of their grandchildren and traveling together in their spare time.