Charlotte Lankard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, a weekly columnist for The Oklahoman, author of IT’S CALLED LIFE:  Living, Loving, Hurting, Changing and a contributing author to POWERFUL SINGLE PARENT WISDOM, BLENDING FAMILIES and DEVOTE 40 DAYS.

Charlotte moved to Oklahoma City in 1992 to work for Oklahoma City's INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Hospital as Associate Director of Outpatient Counseling Services.  The same year she founded CALM WATERS - a non-profit organization that offers grief and divorce support groups for children, ages 4 to 19, and their adult family members.

In 1998, she helped establish the James Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit at INTEGRIS and served as Director for 8 years before retirement in 2009.

Charlotte has been recognized by:

  • HeartLine as a community leader who made significant contributions and provided leadership in physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
  • Oklahoma City Hospitality Club as “A Lady in the News”
  • Oklahoma High Noon Club as “Executive Woman of the Year”
  • World Neighbors - the Dignity Award
  • INTEGRIS James Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit - the Gene Barth Wellness Award
  • INTERFAITH ALLIANCE OF OKLAHOMA - The Harley Ventor's Humanitarian Award
  • JESUS HOUSE - Be The Light Award

She was a founding member of the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and now serves on two boards - The James Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit at INTEGRIS Health and the OU Cancer Institute’s Board of Advocacy.

Charlotte is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Oklahoma Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

She has 4 children – Krista Tippett, Jayna Haney, Bart Weedman and Alan Parker (deceased), and 8 grandchildren.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, movies, theater,dancing, crossword puzzles and lingering over a good meal with friends.

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