Meet Marquetta Finley, Executive Director

 

Welcome Marquetta Finley to the TSHA family! Marquetta has spent the last five years as Director of Development and Chief Operations Officer at Youth at Heart, a nonprofit that provides programs in education, recreation and social development to youth in Tulsa’s socio-economically challenged neighborhoods. She has also served as the President/CEO at the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, Director of Continuing Education at TCC and the Gear Up program at OSU. Marquetta was a Case Manager for Family and Children’s Services with more than 150 mentally challenged adults. She drove the van, taught classes, did home visits, and crisis intervention.

Revenue generation and nonprofit experience are a part of her professional background. She has development and fundraising experience over the past 7 years and enjoy helping organizations grow capacity and meet needs – program and organizational needs. She was a Case Manager for Family and Children’s Services with more than 150 mentally challenged adults. Marquetta drove the van, taught classes, did home visits, and crisis intervention. She was also a Case Manager for TCC and Workforce’s collab grant helping Out-of-School Youth (ages 16-24).  She is nationally certified as a Program Planner and a Contract Trainer. She has also worked with marketing since OSU and had more formal training at TCC where my supervisor placed me in charge of marketing for the division as well as my department.  Marquetta is trained in Business to Business and Sales and have experience with contracting and contract.  Revenue generation and nonprofit experience are a part of her professional background.

She has development and fundraising experience over the past 7 years and enjoy helping organizations grow capacity and meet needs – program and organizational needs. She is looking forward to connecting to the TSHA community, enrolling in ASL courses and learning what a privilege it is to work with Deaf and hard of hearing, while immersing herself in Deaf culture. Marquetta believes in staff training and development. Her goal for the staff is to ensure that they grow and can be successful in the work they do for themselves and the clients/community/org. She also wants the absolute best for the community we serve. She plans to work hard, as a team member and leader, to ensure we keep the vision moving forward.

Marquetta is very eager and excited to meet everyone in the community, so please come stop by the office and welcome Marquetta!