Honoring 100 for the 100th: Charlotte Kendrick

Charlotte Kendrick is a Program Administrator for Child Welfare Services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). She began her social worker career with Child Welfare Services at DHS in 2000, and then temporarily worked as a medical social worker wherein she became manager of Social Services at the University of Oklahoma’s Medical Center. She returned to DHS in January of 2013.

Ms. Kendrick is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology (1981) from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (2000) from The University of Oklahoma. She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 1998, and has served in various capacities on the NASW Oklahoma Chapter board both as a student and professional. She was an active member of The University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work’s Board of Visitors for 6 years and continues as an emeritus board member. Ms. Kendrick also served as a board member for the Thunderbird Clubhouse in Norman, Oklahoma, which assists individuals to recover from their mental illness.

After spending 17 years in business, Ms. Kendrick made the decision to continue her education in the field of social work. This decision changed the course of her life and has made the last 16 years the most fulfilling of her professional life as she feels she has made a difference in the lives of children and families, both at DHS and the OU Medical Center. Over the years, she has also guided numerous social work practicum students and licensee candidates as they continued their education and furthered their own professional development. Although honored with awards from the Oklahoma Chapter of NASW, OU Medical Center, and a Governor’s Commendation for her work with Domestic Violence treatment providers, it is the service to those in need and those working toward a career of service that has been the most satisfying to Ms. Kendrick.

Ms. Kendrick is honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the 100 for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Marilyn McKenzie wrote:
I have known Charlotte for about 40 years and she is very deserving of this recognition. Charlotte is an exemplary representative of the profession and I am proud to know her and honored to have worked with her.

Sat, January 28, 2017 @ 5:56 AM

2. Maggi Hutchason wrote:
I admire Charlotte for her problem-solving skills and ability to bring people's voices to the table. She does this without drawing attention to herself and I'm glad to see her get this recognition. Congrats!

Sat, January 28, 2017 @ 7:07 AM

3. Clint Chamberlain wrote:
Charlotte,
Thank you for your heart of compassion and using that to motivate you into being a change agent for children. You have and continue to make a difference in the lives of children. Well done!

Sun, January 29, 2017 @ 6:01 AM

4. Christine Marsh wrote:
Charlotte,
So glad to see you get this recognition. Your collaborative approach to programs and projects is the epitome of a social worker - working to promote positive change for those we serve. Congrats!

Wed, February 1, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

5. Pam Sanford wrote:
Charlotte,
You are an exemplary social worker and human being! I enjoyed working with you when you were part of the Board of Directors at Thunderbird Clubhouse -- your perspective was always balanced and filled with humor. Congratulations!

Mon, February 6, 2017 @ 1:43 PM

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