02-01-20: Chase Parsons & Tasha Clark of Dream Center of OKC

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM ‚ÄĘ 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle ¬†1640AM. In studio: Tasha Clark-Community Resource Director, and Chase Parsons the Assistant Director both of the Dream Center of OKC ‚ÄĘ Events ‚ÄĘ Fundraising & Volunteering Programs!

Pictured: Chase & Esther Parsons  РChase Parsons is a husband and father of three.  He is a co-founder of the OKC Dream Center and currently serves as the Assistant Director. Chase also serves at Inner City Church (on the same campus as OKC DC) as the Associate Pastor.  It is our passion at OKC Dream Center to reach, rescue, and restore those isolated by poverty and help make dreams come true.  Chase and the rest of the team of incredible volunteers pursue the vision to win and train countless people for Christ.

LaTasha Clark, is a happily married, mother of 4. She is the Community Resource Director at The Okc Dream Center. She assists and connect the residents of our community with the resources provided by the Okc Dream Center. Resources such as, access to our computer lab, food through our food pantry, and clothing through our clothing closet.  She is also the director of the Nourish after school program. We’ve partnered with our neighboring elementary school and offer a program from 3-6p with daily activities, fellowships, and dinner.
OKC Dream Center
Address: 2212 SW 55th Street, OKC 73119
Phone: 405-634-2615
email: info@dcokc.org
Facebook: OKCDreamCenter

01-25-20: Villagio of OKC and Villagio at Bradford Village in Edmond: Caitlin Cairns, Asst. Director at Villagio at Bradford and Nikkita Bowler-Forcha, Marketing & Sales Director of Villagio Senior Living of OKC

In The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Studio this Saturday at 9:05am are two Retirement communities which have a Signature Wine (named Duet) and have been a part of the OKC/Edmond community, since 1957‚ÄĒVillagio of OKC and Villagio at Bradford Village in Edmond. (Left to Right) Caitlin Cairns, Assistant Director at Villagio at Bradford and Nikkita Bowler-Forcha, Marketing and Sales Director of Villagio Senior Living of OKC.

Nikkita Bowler-Forcha, better know as Nikki, is the Marketing and Sales Director of Villagio Senior Living of OKC. Nikki has been with Villagio of OKC community for the last six years. she has grown with the changes her community because she started out as a caregiver 15 years ago and from there Nikki knew where my heart belonged and that was helping Seniors and their families.
Caitlin Cairns has been a member of the Villagio at Bradford Village staff for 8 years. She is a registered drama therapist and spent several years as the activities director for the campus and is currently the Assistant Director for Bradford Village. Caitlin loves being part of the Villagio and Bradford Village families.

Villagio at Bradford Village in Edmond
Address: 300 Enz Drive, Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: 405-531-3444
Villagio OKC
Address: 14300 Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73134
Phone: 405-260-8111
Facebook: villagiosrliving

01-18-2020: Paula Brooks, Stan & Elizabeth Alexander from “EMBARK at Statesman Club”; Sherrene Rhodes with “Here For You” Personal Services

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM ‚ÄĘ 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle ūü¶Ö 1640AM. In studio:¬†EMBARK at Statesmen Club along with a representative from their personal service program, Here for You Personal Services. (Left to Right) Stan & Elizabeth Alexander (EMBARK at Statesman Club Residents & Retired Major of ‚ÄúThe Village‚ÄĚ of OKC) and Elizabeth is a Retired Teacher from ‚ÄúCasady‚ÄĚ after 22 years, Your Host Robin Gunn and front row is; Sherrene Rhodes Representative of ‚ÄúHere For You‚ÄĚ Personal Service Program at The Statesmen Club and Paula Brooks, Administrator of EMBARK at Statesmen Club.

Paula Brooks –¬† Prior to moving to Oklahoma in 2002,¬†Paula¬†was a¬†professional hotelier and¬†full time ‚Äúroad warrior‚Ä̬†traveling extensively¬†throughout the U.S., Canada, and¬†the¬†Caribbean. As a¬†regional¬†sales and service trainer/educator¬†for luxury¬†hotels and¬†resorts, her servant‚Äôs heart and¬†solid¬†work ethic have served her well in both hospitality and senior¬†care.¬†Paula has been a¬†consistently¬†fierce¬†advocate for seniors¬†as¬†a former Ombudsman¬†and later¬†a licensed Administrator¬†with Assisted Living and Memory care¬†prior to coming to Statesman Club.

EMBARK at Statesmen Club ‚ÄúPet Cover‚ÄĚ & Two Page Article Clients in the Pet Section of the Current Issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal ‚ÄĘ Magazine & Their Personal Service Program ‚ÄúHere For You‚ÄĚ! Click Here to Read the EMBARK Statesmen‚Äôs Club article Pages 76 & 77, of the current issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal ¬†‚ÄúPet Section‚ÄĚ

Sherrene‚Äô Rhodes works in the Embark at Statesman Club‚Äôs community based personal services program affectionately known as ‚ÄúHere for You‚ÄĚ alongside the two RNs and Certified Nursing Assistants that make up that department. She is currently pursuing a bachelor‚Äôs degree in Special Education and in her spare time, she enjoys painting and being a mom.


Elizabeth Alexander is a 3rd¬†generation Oklahoma University graduate. ¬†She and husband, Stan, are big fans of¬†Casady¬†School with both of their children attending there as ‚Äúlifers‚ÄĚ. ¬†Elizabeth‚Äôs Mother taught at¬†Casady¬†for 14 years and Elizabeth taught there for 22! She loves reading, leading Bible studies and is a Master Gardener. ¬†Crossings Church, her faith, family and many friends are at the top of her priority list in life.


Stan Alexander, a retired Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force, served on the Village City Council for 34 years and was Mayor eight of those years.  He is a past President of the North Oklahoma City Rotary Club, past Chairman of the North Oklahoma City YMCA, and has served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

(He and Elizabeth have been married for 63 years and it would take 30 more minutes to share all the Alexander’s life accomplishments!)


EMBARK at Statesmen Club
Address: 10401 Vineyard Blvd, OKC, 73120
Phone: 405-775-9009

Here for You – personal services
Website: hereforyoups.com
Phone: (405) 302-2580

1-11-20: COX Homelife in studio: Lex Heatrice & Patrick Ivey

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM ‚ÄĘ 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle ūü¶Ö 1640AM. In studio: COX Homelife Care … Providing a way to stay in our homes with just a little extra help and care. ¬†(Left) Lex Heatrice, Homelife Care Business Development Executive¬†¬†& (right) Patrick Ivey, Director of Cox Homelife care are informing us on how inexpensive it is to stay in your home with just a little extra help and care!

Alexis (Lex) Heatrice is the Homelife Care Business Development Executive for Cox. In August of 2018, Alexis joined the Homelife Care team were he can help provide safety and peace of mind to our senior community. Alexis serves on the Advisory Councils for Sunbeam, and RSVP.
Patrick Ivey is a Director of Cox Homelife. He has been with Cox for 15 years and has held many leadership, with a focus on building environments where employees can succeed.  Patrick has a passion for conservation and he is the Co-Chair of the Cox Conserves team. He has a MBA from the University of Oklahoma, and loves traveling, spending time with his family.

Call the experts today for a free consultation. (405) 541-9350 or email alexis.heatrice@cox.com

Phone: (405) 541-9350 (call Lex)

800-234-4100 offer code: Closer

Website: cox.com/homelifecare


01-04-20: Karissa Suchy, Bridget Rosebeary & Alicia Wade of Valliance Bank

Ringing in the New Year (2020!) with VALLIANCE Bank on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour!! L to R in studio: Your host, Robin Gunn; Karissa Suchy, Client Relationship Manager; Bridget Rosebeary, Vice President & Director of Marketing; and Alicia Wade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Valliance Bank is relationship driven!

Alicia Wade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Valliance Bank, where she has served for the last 12 years.  Alicia oversees Bank and Branch Operations, Compliance, Cybersecurity, Physical Security Information Technology and Marketing.  With more than 22 years of banking experience, Alicia embraces the community bank spirit amidst the ever-growing changes in the financial services field.

Karissa Suchy is a Client Relationship Manager for Valliance Bank, where she has served for the last 2 years.  Karissa is responsible for new client acquisition, maintains current bank relationships, and serves as a community advocate.  She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations.

Bridget Rosebeary is Vice President, Director of Marketing for Valliance Bank, were she has served in her current role since 2015.  She oversees the bank’s marketing strategy, develops campaigns, and coordinates programs and events.  Bridget holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and has over 16 years of experience in banking.


Website: www.vbank.com

Phone: 405-286-5700

Social Media

Twitter: @valliancebank

Instagram: @valliancebank

Facebook: facebook.com/valliancebank/