Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service

Meet the Staff

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LaDonna Hines

County Extension Director

Registered Dietitian; Licensed Dietitian; M.S., B.S., Nutrition and Food Management, University of Central Oklahoma

Area of Expertise:
Program Development
County Outreach
Leadership Development
Public Speaking

Contact LaDonna at


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Lisa Hamblin

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
B.A., Psychology, ECU
M.S., Family Relations and Child Development, OSU 

 Areas of Expertise: 
Positive Discipline
Choosing Healthy Relationships
Ages and stages of Child Development
Co-Parenting for Resilience
Active Parenting

 Contact Lisa at


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Amanda Ford, MS, RD/LD

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

B.S., Nutrition, OSU
M.S., Nutrition, University of Central Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise:  
Nutrition and Exercise
Health Issues
Adult and Child Nutrition
Food Safety
Work-site Nutrition Issues

Contact Amanda at


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Ray Ridlen


Extension Educator, Agriculture/Horticulture

B.S., Animal Science, OSU
B.S., Agriculture Education, OSU

Areas of Expertise:
Pasture Weed Control and Fertility
Urban Agriculture
Common Pond Problems
                                Plant Diseases & Insects                                
Vegetable Gardening

 Contact Ray at 


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Debbie Bell

Area Coordinator, Community Nutrition Education Program

B.S., Vocational Home Economics, OSU 

Areas of Expertise:
Developing Teaching Curriculum for Nutrition and Health
Stretching Food Dollars
Youth Nutrition Issues
Nutrition and Health 

Contact Debbie at


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Danielle Venable

Extension Educator, 4-H

 Secondary Education B.S., OSU

Areas of Expertise:
Child & Youth Development
Volunteer Recruitment & Training
STEM Programs

Contact Danielle at

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 Annie Napier

Horticulture Educator

Public Horticulture B.S., OSU

Human Issues in Horticulture M.S., KSU

Areas of Expertise:

Contact Annie at

 Jill Bryan

Program Assistant

B.S. Marketing, UCO

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 Kacie Jasper

Kacie Jasper

Extension Educator, 4-H

B.S. Animal Science, with concentration in Food Science, OSU

Contact Kacie at

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