Ray C. Hankins, CPA, MPH
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Raymond C. Hankins (Ray) has been employed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health for over twenty-two years, serving in various administrative and financial functions of the department. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the department since February 2000 and reports to the Deputy Commissioner of Health for Administrative Services.
Ray is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Procurement Officer, holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from
Ray's current position and responsibilities include oversight of the accounting and budgetary functions of
Leadership Development Opportunities
Involvement in EPHLI has been an interesting and challenging experience. My educational background and work experience in Public Health varies somewhat from the other members of my EPHLI group. My experience has been primarily in the financial and business affairs of a large state public health agency. My exposure to Environmental Public Health issues prior to this program was minimal and I believe I learned a great deal from the curriculum and exposure to other group members and fellows. Training in various leadership skills, the systems thinking approach, the 360 degree evaluation and other aspects of the program should benefit me greatly when applied in both business and personal settings. I enjoyed immensely the opportunity to participate in the program.