Elizabeth Battiest is an enrolled citizen of the Kiowa Nation, she is a BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma retiree, an alum of LT 360 class 58, and a former vice president of the Indian Health Care Resource Center board of trustees. She’s served Native communities in many aspects, but credits her Leadership Tulsa experience with elevating Native American issues on a different and expanded platform. “Being selected as a LT participant gave me validation to be heard and consulted on Native American issues on many levels – not only professionally, but also in the professional Tulsa community,” Elizabeth said.
Not only did LT give Elizabeth the opportunity to share a Native American perspective, but she also credits the program for lifelong professional, social and personal contacts. Continuing to support the organization through membership ensures she’s aware of the present and future direction of Tulsa.
If you’re considering applying to LT, “follow your instincts and do it,” Elizabeth said. “I was selected as a scholarship student in LT 58,” she said. “Never in my wildest dreams would I think that would happen!”
Thanks, Elizabeth, for your membership and your continued support of Tulsa and LT!