OUR STAFF

Our experienced, licensed and license eligible staff are skilled in working with individuals, families and children in many areas, including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Grief/loss

  • Divorce or family crisis

  • Suicidal talk or behavior

  • History of Abuse or Neglect

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Adoption Issues

  • Family Deaths

  • Behavior Management

  • Foster Care Placement

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Conley Tunnell, President/CEO

Conley has been active in Oklahoma children's services for over 30 years. He has served as the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services Assistant Director and the Division Director for Children and Families, as well as the Director of Residential Treatment for Dillon Youth Services. He has twice served as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma Commission for Children and Youth.

 

Additionally, Conley served as a Trainer for the National InterAgency Counterdrug Institute, training community teams, DEA, FBI, and ATF agents on Drug Demand Reduction, both in North America and South America. He has been a faculty member of the National Juvenile and Family Court Judges Association and keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs and a trainer for Child Welfare League of America.

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David Peters, LCSW, Executive Director

David has over 35 years of clinical experience in both mental health and substance abuse treatment. His focus has primarily been working with children and families. 

His experiences include adolescent inpatient treatment at Hillcrest Medical Center, serving as Director of Treatment for Eagle Ridge Institute statewide, developing and running a residential treatment program in New Hampshire and working in wilderness treatment in Utah. David also was in private practice in Tulsa for 7 years. Prior to helping start Daybreak Family Services in 2008, David left the country to work at a treatment program on the island of Samoa in the South Pacific. He is a graduate of George Warren Brown school of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Rebekah Taylor,
LMSW, Program Manager

Rebekah received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma.

 

Rebekah started with Daybreak in 2015, and has worked on the administrative team as the Administrative Assistant and then as the Office Manager while completing her Master's. Rebekah recently took over the role of Program Manager and is serving as a therapist in one of Daybreak's contracted elementary schools in Broken Arrow.

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Janelle Katz,
LPC, Clinical Director

Janelle received her Masters in Community Counseling from Western Michigan University in 2008.


Shortly after graduating, she moved to Oklahoma and began working with children in a child abuse and trauma services program at a local non-profit agency. She then spent several years working as a mental health specialist for an evidence-based adolescent pregnancy prevention program in a local middle school.

Janelle joined Daybreak in 2015 and has worked as a therapist in the elementary and middle school settings. As Clinical Director, she assists in new hire orientation and on-boarding new staff as well as providing administrative support at the main office.

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Valerie Pfeifer,
Office Manager

Valerie has had 3 years of administrative experience. She is very thankful to have been in positions where she has gained useful knowledge for her journey in the mental health field.

 

Valerie received her Bachelor's in Social Science/Psychology from Rogers State University in 2020 and is pursuing her Master's in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Valerie looks forward to helping individuals and families in the future be mentally happy & healthy, as well as her future here at Daybreak!

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Zoe Bigbie,
Administrative Assistant

Zoe received her Bachelor's in English/Gender Studies from Oklahoma State University in 2020. 

 

While studying for her degree, she gained crucial administrative and advocacy experience working at a local domestic violence shelter. Most importantly, she developed a passion for social services -- a career path she is excited to further explore here at Daybreak!