Speaking Event with OK Ethics

Eliminating the Mental Health Stigma

Eliminating the Mental Health Stigma

Presenting at OK Ethics Business Consortium Luncheon | Thursday, February 23, 2023

According to the US DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy, nearly 1 in 5 employees — 20% — may suffer mental health illness each year. Yet, millions of Americans are delaying or avoiding seeking treatment due to the stigma around mental health. This poses major problems for retention, productivity, and legal risk when the battle for talent is at historic levels. As one of the guiding principles of OK Ethics’ is inspiring trust, organizations have the ethical responsibility to lead with integrity and be at the leading edge in breaking the barriers of the mental health stigma. As people spend the majority of their lives at their work, corporations have a tremendous ability to influence the mental health of their employees. This program will provide organizations with important information in how to provide a holistic health care approach as they navigate a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment.

Event Details


Tulsa Country Club | 701 N Union Ave

Thursday, February 23rd | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

We invite you to take advantage of a complimentary opportunity to learn and grow. Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@cdpartnersinc.com to reserve your seat and secure this chance to expand your knowledge and grow.

Recommended for 1 CPE in Personal Development at the basic level.

The program is suitable at the basic level for individuals who have routine interactions with others that could potentially lead to contentious conversations. OK ETHICS makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.


Joshua Tanusaputra, COO

Joshua Tanusaputra joined Career Development Partners as the COO in 2019, a talent management firm that helps companies recruit, develop, and transition their employees. Joshua was formerly a consultant for Hogan Assessments, a personality assessment company in Tulsa, OK. He is a graduate of John Brown University and earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Denver Seminary.

Joshua’s experience with working with fortune 500 companies gives him the unique ability to balance an organization’s strategic imperatives with human capital needs in this competitive landscape. His background in living on three different continents and fluency in 4 languages gives him a distinctive perspective in working with clients in local and global locations.

He is passionate about helping organizations become more effective in the management of their change management and culture. His area of expertise includes talent acquisition and development, one-on-one coaching, assessment strategy, and job analysis. His goal is to enable and empower organizations to attract, retain, and develop their employees effectively.

Joshua serves on the board of Tulsa HRC and BNI and is actively involved in his church. He has been married for 10 years and has one child and a hyperactive goldendoodle.


Christy joined Career Development Partners in 2022 as a consultant focusing strategically on the area of Mental Health. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and previously Licensed Addictions Counselor in Colorado, Christy brings a breadth and depth of mental health diagnosis and treatment. Her specialty over the past 10 years has been cognitive behavioral therapy in anxiety, depression, burnout, and insomnia. Christy has a wide range of experience in working with clientele from a diverse social and economic background. She began her career as a therapist at an Intervention Community Corrections Services facility where she worked with individuals and groups using assessments, substance abuse evaluations, crisis interventions, and safety planning. She continued her career as a therapist at one of the largest private nonprofits in Denver, providing treatment and crisis services to over 70,000 children, families, and adults. Before moving back to her hometown in OK, Christy served as a Director of Client Services at a teen crisis center providing training on all lay counseling volunteers. In her last role, she took up the responsibility of becoming an oil and gas human resources manager, her toughest job yet. In addition to her work in private practice, with the drastic changes over the past 2 years, Christy sees a tremendous need and passion for serving professionals and organizations in incorporating mental health treatment and policies.

Christy is a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and has her Master’s in Clinical Mental from Denver Seminary. She has also been married for 10 years and has one child and a hyperactive goldendoodle.