Lewana Harris was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and currently serves as a Development Instructor with ONEOK. Lewana is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She also earned her master’s degree in Human Relations with a focus in Organizational Studies from the University of Oklahoma, where she maintained a grade point average of 4.0.
As a Developmental Instructor, Lewana manages and maintains ONEOK's New Leader Protocol and Leadership Development Strategy processes by creating, implementing and delivering training programs that connect employees and teams with department and business goals. Additionally, she develops strategies and deploys new programs to deliver e-learning and in-person training to all employees. She supports and partners with department heads in program development, planning and roll-out to increase team productivity, in addition to collaborating with departments to design, develop and test learning content. Lewana is an active leader in the community and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She has served on the boards of Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA), ONEOK’s Women’s Resource Group and is currently President of Association of Talent Development (ATD). She is a volunteer on the program committee of Resonance, an organization that helps women rise above their past, and believe in a brighter future. Additionally, she is a Junior Achievement volunteer, a program that teaches students, K-12 about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Lewana’s areas of training include leadership development, resolution training, understanding, valuing, and managing diversity, stress management crisis training, working successfully with female offenders, and organizational leadership. She is certified in the areas of DISC (a communication tool), Situational Leadership, 360 Leadership Feedback Assessments, Designing Learning and Building Inclusive Teams.
Lewana is committed to enlightening, encouraging, educating and empowering others to activate their full potential to ensure their personal contributions are making their community and organization a more productive one. Lewana enjoys the responsibility of motivating and developing others by providing the tools needed for personal and professional development to enhance themselves, their community or organization.