Ellen Buettner

    Ellen Buettner serves as Chief of Staff at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state’s Medicaid agency. In this role, she provides administrative leadership to multiple agency functions, including legal, human resources, organizational development, government relations, communications, and audit. She also serves as a senior advisor to the CEO regarding legislative, policy and operational matters. Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2007. She has a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership, focusing on evidence-based organizational development and leadership principles, and most recently completed her PhD in Communication at the University of Oklahoma, focusing on organizational communication and ethics.

    Ellen currently serves as a vice-chair on the John Rex Charter School Board, and is a proud graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL program and current member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 34.