Wanda Felty, Parent-Advocate - national level
Community Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center for Learning and Leadership/ Oklahoma’s UCEDD
Wanda Felty is Community Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator for CLL, and she is the mother of three daughters. Her youngest daughter has developmental disabilities. She serves as Core Faculty in Family discipline for Oklahoma LEND. Wanda served as a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Commission for Children and Youth, fulfilling the more than four-year term limit. Wanda serves on many state advisory boards and works nationally to improve the system and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Wanda is considered one of the leading experts in Oklahoma on state policy for people with developmental disabilities.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Themes addressed: (themes 1, 2, & 3) When patient and families are engaged members of interprofessional health care teams, an elevated level of interprofessional clinical care is possible. To train healthcare professionals who are able to engage patients and families in patient-centered and family-centered health care teams, patient-family-caregivers must be partners in pre-service education (Theme 1). Simulated patient care experiences provide pre-service learners with safe and practical methods to gain knowledge, skills, and helpful attitudes toward patients-families-caregivers (Theme 3…