Leadership team

Connie Thrash-McGoodwin, M.Ed.

Connie Thrash-McGoodwin, M.Ed.

Executive Director

The growth and success of Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) is unparalleled in Oklahoma. The unique and innovative $18 million nonprofit agency is comprised of businesses, work projects and programs that provide training, sheltered in-house businesses and community jobs to 1,100 teens and adults with disabilities each year.

Dale Rogers Training Center is the largest facility of its kind in the Southwest. The agency began in 1953 and operates in multiple locations across Oklahoma. Its programs and work projects have grown beyond the traditional and also include: the Special Needs Programfederal contracts in food and custodial services and unique business lines like Prism Place (an awards business), Wyman Frame, and a gift shop. The result is approximately 1,000 individuals and their families benefit as the people with disabilities earn close to $5.5 million a year in wages. Each year DRTC’s Employment Services Program places more than 160 people with disabilities in community jobs.

For more than 30 years the driving force behind these amazing accomplishments has been Connie Thrash McGoodwin, M.Ed. Having taught and lectured in New York and Australia, McGoodwin also ran a smaller but similar agency in Dallas, Texas. “Who knew,” says McGoodwin.  “I’m a Speech Pathology major with a Master’s degree in Education; I never thought I’d be developing and overseeing services, products and businesses.” McGoodwin gives her talented management team at DRTC a lot of the credit.

An Oklahoma State University and a Texas Women’s University graduate, Connie’s credentials, awards, recognitions and community services would fill a few pages. A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and Leadership Oklahoma, some of her key recognitions and awards include:

  • 2017 Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber Hall of Honor inductee
  • A 30 year achievement award from the Mayor’s Committee on Disabilities
  • Journal Record Woman of the Year – Circle of Excellence (three-time nominee)
  • NISH Rising Star Award, South Central Region
  • Executive of the Year – Sales and  Marketing Executives Association
  • MAPs Oversight Committee – 10 Years
  • Women in Communication By Liners Award
  • Oklahoma Association of Workshops/ Group Homes Past President
  • Workforce Oklahoma Oversight Committee
  • Civitan International, Board of Directors & Regional Governor

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Theresa Flannery

Theresa Flannery

Community Resources and Compliance Director

Theresa Flannery has more than 25 years of experience in both public and nonprofit arenas, working with people with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. She has experience in project management, staff training, administration and quality assurance.

Ms. Flannery currently serves as Dale Rogers Training Center’s Community Resources and Compliance Director. She is responsible for all community outreach and development with the service delivery system for programs to enhance the image and visibility of DRTC and its programs. She is responsible for understanding and implementing state and federal law and statutes, state waivers granted by Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMMS), HIPAA compliance within realm of responsibility, WIOA and understanding changes in regulations. Ms. Flannery also serves as the primary contact for state funding sources for on-campus programs.

Ms. Flannery has received several Board Commendations for Excellence, including recognition for high annual audit scores and staff training development. She was project leader for DRTC’s initial CARF accreditation and has been a CARF surveyor since 2011.

Ms. Flannery has served as a board member for the Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board, the Citizens Advisory Committee the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), Advisory Committee for the Mid-Del Technology Center Occupational Services Programs, Tolbert Center Advisory Committee and Add Us In Consortium. She currently is a member of the Advisory Committee on Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities and the Oklahoma Transition Council.

She has been recognized by DRS as the Employment Partner of the Year and by the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association as Employer of the Year. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

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Lillian Hobbs

Lillian Hobbs

Chief Financial Officer

Lillian Hobbs is a successful business executive with more than 25 years of broad-based accounting experience. Ms. Hobbs began her career at Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc. (DRTC) in 2001 as Fiscal Manager and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2013. She is responsible for all accounting and IT functions of the agency ensuring compliance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), agency policies and all required state and federal funding guidelines. During her tenure, DRTC has grown from a $5 million agency to a $20 million agency.

Previous to her employment at DRTC, Ms. Hobbs worked for the natural gas division of Phillips Petroleum Company as a Producer Settlements Manager in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, offices and later as a Revenue Manager for Duke Energy Field Services, Inc. serving offices in Denver, Colorado, and Midland, Texas. She also has eight years of experience as an Operations Analysis and Control Accountant with Phillips Petroleum Company in Borger, Texas.

Ms. Hobbs earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, and received her Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Texas in 1992.

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Gayle McGuire

Gayle McGuire

Human Resources Director

Gayle McGuire manages the Human Resources Departments for both Dale Rogers Training Center and the Work Projects sites. She is responsible for staff training and development for all staff at the NISH/SourceAmerica projects and main campus.

Gayle started in the nonprofit field, 20+ years ago, working with the frail elderly and memory deficits. Her broad experience includes working with youth and adults with disabilities, the frail elderly, and economically and/or educationally disadvantaged individuals.  She has a broad base of knowledge and training in disabilities, administration, staff development, and program development.

Within the first year of employment, Gayle was recognized by the Board of Directors for her work with the DDSD Survey Team. She has extensive training in the field of rehabilitation including behavior management, case management, and NISH/SourceAmerica documentation of disability and internal investigations. Gayle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and has completed a Masters of Human Relations with a Public Personnel Administration emphasis from the University of Oklahoma.

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Mark Woods

Mark Woods

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Woods joined the Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) Team in 2004 with the Operations Department and serves as Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities include oversight of day-to-day business and safety operations in regards to grounds and buildings, purchasing/centralized planning, transportation/DHS 5310 federal program since 2004, Lockheed Martin project in support of the IPV GEN II program for 10 years, Wyman Picture Frame marketing, business strategy and budgets since 2010, agency safety program since 2014 and agency insurance since 2015.

Mr. Woods has overseen multiple building and campus expansion and new construction projects.  He has a BS in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.

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