Our experienced, licensed and license eligible staff are skilled in working with individuals, families and children in many areas, including:
Divorce or family crisis
Suicidal talk or behavior
History of Abuse or Neglect
Self Esteem Issues
Foster Care Placement
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.
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.
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 took over the role of Program Manager and is serving as a therapist in one of Daybreak's contracted elementary schools in Broken Arrow.
LBP, Clinical Director
Christine received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University, in Kansas in 2014. While in Kansas City she was chosen as one of the national ADHD summer scholars for Children's Mercy Hospital. This empirically and research based program assisted in developing an intensive treatment for children who were diagnosed with ADHD. She also has experience in inpatient and residential treatment programs.
Once she graduated, she moved from Kansas City to Tulsa and began working for Daybreak as one of the therapists at one of the contracted elementary schools in Broken Arrow. Christine's experience has focused primarily with family and children. Christine is currently trained in EMDR and is in the process of becoming certified.
LCSW, Clinical Coordinator
Megan received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor of Sociology from East Central University. Additionally, she obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Megan has been licensed since 2011, and is from Broken Arrow!
She has experience in domestic violence, therapeutic foster care, adoption, teen parents, and with many psychosocial issues related to children and families, as well as being trained in TF-CBT!
Valerie has had 4 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 currently. Valerie hopes to become a therapist in one of Daybreak's contracted elementary schools once she completes her Master's degree, and she is looking forward to her future!
Wafa received her Bachelor's in Science/Psychology at Northeastern State University and is currently pursuing her Master's in Counseling. She wants to work with children/adolescents in the future and is thankful for the opportunity to further her career towards that goal. She has four years of administrative and billing experience and is excited to begin her career in the mental health field and learning how to best serve her team here at Daybreak!