Jessica PfauExecutive Director
Jessica stepped into Lighthouse’s Executive Director position in September, 2016. Prior to that, Jessica served as the Director of Programs for Southern Oklahoma for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Before that, she was Executive Director of Ardmore Village, a nonprofit senior residential community in Ardmore. Jessica served as the Ardmore Village Executive Director for 12 years, leaving in 2014 to run for public office, the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Deana TharpDeputy Executive Director
Deana Tharp started her career with Lighthouse in 1992. She began as a Case Manager and has been in the positions of Counselor, Site Supervisor, & Clinical Director before becoming Deputy Executive Director in 2008. Deana completed her Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 1991 and is licensed as an LPC in Oklahoma & Texas. Deana feels very passionate about the services that Lighthouse provides to those experiencing behavioral health issues.
Tracie DelTortoClinical Director
Tracie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. What she enjoys most about Lighthouse is the opportunity to empower individuals to find their voice, strengths, and their way. When she is not working, Tracie enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching her favorite sports teams.
Born & raised in Ardmore, OK & graduated from University of Central Oklahoma finishing with a Bachelor's in Accounting. Eric enjoys knowing that his work at Lighthouse is helping save lives everyday. Eric wants you to know that Lighthouse is not a state government agency and we are not limited to just Ardmore. All of his time outside work is spent on kids, sports, and recreation.
Daela EcholsDirector of Crisis Stabilization Unit
Daela graduated with a Master’s degree in Human Resources from East Central University and has many years of experience in human services. What she enjoys most about working for Lighthouse is “the opportunity to help others see their present circumstances do not determine where they can go, but merely determine where they can start.”
Nikkie LoveWellness Coach
Nikkie helps our patients look at their well-being as a “whole” by educating them to maintain a proper diet with their mental & physical health. She enjoys being outdoors & spending time with her friends & family. Nikkie finds it fulfilling to working here because she sees firsthand the positive impact it has on patients lives. She enjoys the opportunity to show each person that we really are there for them & that we are not going anywhere.
Sheila IrelandHR Manager
The members of the staff of Lighthouse are its' greatest asset, and my favorite part of my job. As a proud and delighted mom and "Mimi," my favorite hobby is my daughter and two grandchildren!
Lindsey OwenDirector of Nursing of C.S.U.
What Lindsey loves most about working with our patients in the Crisis Stabilization Unit is seeing people begin to believe in themselves, and the moments when they realize they are worth it! If she could let everyone know one thing about Lighthouse, it would be for everyone to know that when you walk into our doors, you are walking into a caring community of people.