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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Northeast District Family & Consumer Sciences Program Highlights

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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Northeast District Family & Consumer Sciences Program Highlights

North east County

The Northeast District is comprised of 21 counties located North of I-40 and East of I-35. The District office is located in the town of Muskogee in Muskogee County. District office staff includes:

  • Randy Pirtle, District Director
  • Brenda Miller, FCS Program Specialist
  • Nancy Arnett, 4-H Program Specialist
  • Earl Ward, Livestock Specialist
  • Scott Clawson, Ag Economist
  • Josh Payne, Animal Waste Management
  • Brian Pugh, Agronomist
  • Rachel Allen, District Administrative Assistant
  • Cheryl Ford, Area Extension Support Assistants
  • Amy Corser, District Extension Support Assistants



District FCS Program Specialist – Brenda MillerDistrict FCS Program Specialist – Brenda Miller, PH: (918) 686-7800 Educator since 1990
Brenda is the NE District Program Specialist for Family Consumer Sciences (FCS).  She is headquartered at the District Director's office in Muskogee.  Major responsibilities include new educator orientation, leadership development, program development, visibility and reporting, time management, plan of work development and evaluation, professional development, Civil Rights compliance, and working with advisory councils and coalitions.



Community Nutrition Education Programs – Area Coordinators supervise and train paraprofessionals across a multi-county unit.  Paraprofessionals, or Nutrition Education Assistants (NEAs), teach nutrition education to limited income families.

Okmulgee Unit- Virginia StanleyOkmulgee Unit- Virginia Stanley, 100 % Area Coordinator 1901 N. Oklahoma Okmulgee, OK 74447, Phone: (918) 756-1958 Coordinator since 2012, Educator since 1995 This unit covers Okfuskee, Okmulgee and Muskogee Counties. There is a possibility of 10 NEA positions in this unit who teach nutrition education.





ulsa Unit – Jan DawsonTulsa Unit – Jan Dawson , PH: (918) 746-3715  FTE: 100% Area Coordinator; Coordinator since 2015– Educator since 2011
The Tulsa Unit of the Community Nutrition Education Program covers Tulsa, Wagoner and Creek Counties.  Fourteen Nutrition Education Assistants work to help limited resource families to plan, shop, prepare and eat better for less.