Honoring 100 for the 100th: Tarah Warren

Image of Tarah WarrenTarah Warren is the Executive Director and Founder of Tenaciously Teal (T. Teal), an Oklahoma-based non-profit focused on the support of cancer fighters and their families. Tarah received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Southern Nazarene University (2006) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma (2014). Prior to her full-time role with T. Teal, Tarah spent almost 10 years working with the Child Welfare division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. During this time, she served children and families in the field for 6 years. She was later selected as the lead for state-wide implementation of Team Decision Making and trained new child welfare staff in a Family Centered Services model.

Tarah was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in December of 2012, and scheduled for sixteen months of chemotherapy. During treatment, Tarah noticed many cancer fighters who did not have a network of support. In response, Tarah began distributing Cancer Care Packs during each visit to the cancer center. These simple acts of kindness eventually led to the founding of Tenaciously Teal in 2013. Today, T. Teal operates in over 15 treatment centers and Oncology offices across Oklahoma and is dedicated to spreading love to cancer fighters through Cancer Care Packs, disbursing Gas & Grocery assistance to patients in need, and specializes in Brave Shave & Empowerment Shoots, a concierge style service for women facing hair loss from cancer treatment.

T. Teal has been fortunate to receive recognition for its community impact in Oklahoma. In 2015, it was one of the top five nonprofits nominated for the Oklahoma Reader’s Choice Award for Best OKC Nonprofit. In addition, T. Teal was awarded the inaugural OKC Awesome Award and was recognized by the Journal Record as a Program Making a Difference in Oklahoma. Tarah serves on the Board of Advocates at the Stephenson Cancer Center and has been recognized with the Board of Advocates’ Inspiring Leadership Award.

Tarah’s dedication to helping those in need fuels her passion for the field of Social Work. She is honored to be recognized during this 100 for the 100th celebration along with other individuals who have dedicated their life to the business of serving others. For the last 100 years, the School of Social Work has produced social workers committed to providing comfort, assistance, and services to those who need it most. It is a privilege to work in an industry dedicated to alleviating disparaging conditions and empowering communities.

13 comments (Add your own)

1. Alisa Green wrote:
Tarah, has such a loving way! Much success always! Alisa

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 3:48 PM

2. Rick Green wrote:
A proud father could not be more proud. Congratulations Tarah!

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 4:05 PM

3. Rex Dorough wrote:
Congrats Tarah

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 6:34 PM

4. Clarica Hocking wrote:
Congratulations, Tarah. You are beautiful inside and out. Continue to allow Jesus to shine through you through this ministry ♡

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 7:04 PM

5. Kendy Peterson wrote:
Congratulations

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 9:06 PM

6. Marilyn Stark wrote:
God bless as you continue to follow Him. You are a true reflection on Him to those around you! Congratulations

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 9:44 PM

7. Star Little wrote:
Congrats Tarah on a job well done! As a healthcare professional, I'd like to say that your tireless commitment to this cause has had a significant impact on those in need of assistance during what is most likely the most difficult time in their lives. In a few short years your actions have changed the lives of so many... thank you, for all you do!

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 10:21 PM

8. TeRessa Kaemmerling wrote:
Congratulations Tarah!

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 11:21 PM

9. Barbara Martin-Elliott wrote:
Congratulations Tarah -- God's continued Blesslings upon you... <3

Mon, March 27, 2017 @ 11:28 PM

10. Martha Lopez wrote:
Congratulations 🎊

Tue, March 28, 2017 @ 8:04 AM

11. Judy Richter wrote:
Congratulations on such a well deserved honor. Prayers for continued success.

Wed, March 29, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

12. Karen Hanna wrote:
So proud of you, Tarah! You inspire us all!

Wed, March 29, 2017 @ 9:48 PM

13. Marcia Feisal wrote:
Tara--Congratulations and may you be as blessed as the patients who receive TT's support.

Mon, April 3, 2017 @ 9:50 PM

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