Kelli Guinn and Jessica Deaton

Interview with Oklahoma City Indian Clinic – Grand Prize Recipient of the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award


On February 26, 2018, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) became the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards, a program designed to recognize individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to regularly screen 80% of adults 50 and over.

Kelli Guinn, DON, RN, BSN is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation tribe with over 11 years of nursing experience in working with underprivileged populations. She currently works as the Director of Nursing at the OKCIC. She graduated with her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from Langston University, in 2006. She has been collaborating with the American Cancer Society on several projects which are centered on cancer prevention and improving patient outcomes since 2014. 

Jessica Deaton, RN, BSN has six years of nursing experience. She graduated with her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma. She has an extensive background in cardiac care, then went on to work as an RN Care Manager at OKCIC. In 2016, she helped develop and coordinate a colorectal cancer screening program while continuing to work towards increasing colorectal cancer screening rates. She has presented on a webinar for the NCCRT about colorectal cancer screening in the American Indian population as well as presented an abstract at the American Nurses Association Conference on quality improvement.  


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