Speaker Profile

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Joni Bruce is Executive Director of The Oklahoma Family Network, Oklahoma’s Family-to-Family Health Information Center for individuals with special health care needs or disabilities, their families, and the professionals that serve them. Joni received her B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1983 with a major in Marketing. She is a 2007 graduate of
Partners in Policymaking, a 2011 graduate of the Maternal Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute, and the Oklahoma Family Delegate for Association of Maternal Child Health. Joni was named the 2012 Tallent Behavioral Health Advocate of the Year, the 2013 NASW Oklahoma Chapter Public Citizen of the Year, and is a member of the National Family Voices Board of Directors. 

She is the mother of one child who died due to a genetic condition after a two-month stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and two other young adult children with behavioral health, chronic health issues, and learning
disabilities. Joni has held the role of Executive Director at the Oklahoma Family Network for the past 26 years where she has partnered with child-serving agencies in Oklahoma and provided leadership in families, professionals, and
communities partnering to make services and supports meet the needs of those they serve.

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