About Anna

Anna Falling, MBA, is co-founder and executive director of the Tulsa County Work Opportunity Recovery Centers, co-founder and board member of the Community Sharehouse (the Furniture Bank of Tulsa County). She is also co-founder of the Tulsa Cornerstone Assistance Network and served as its executive director.

Anna served as a Tulsa City Councilor from 1998-2000, and as vice-president of planning and development at Falling Tree Enterprises, Inc. a Native American-owned company. She served on the board of Habitat for Humanity for three years and was chair of the Family Nurture Committee, and served on the board of directors of Parent Child Center.

Anna graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelors in English and history, was a professor of U.S. History and Literature at China’s Yantai University and a liaison to the U.S. Embassy in China, earned her MBA from Oklahoma City University, and is a Leadership Tulsa graduate.

She has been an active member of First United Methodist Church of Tulsa for 25 years, and is now also active at Wesley United Methodist in north Tulsa where her husband serves as senior pastor. Anna and her husband have one daughter, Alexandria (Allie), who is 7.

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3 responses to “About Anna

  1. Beside the creationism display at the zoo, we need a display about the flying spaghetti monster version as well. I mean, all types of religion need to be represented just to be represented. Scientific evidence and study be damned!!

    How about spending more time opening up more doors for the youth of Tulsa county and their futures. Little hope past a job at Wal-Mart coupled with having NOTHING to do at night in Tulsa could have more to do with teenage crime here. Take it from somebody that grew up there and knows.

    I moved from there four years ago due to there being much less opportunity here then most other places. Also, the not-coming-face-to-face-with-the-problem-mentality is a bit infuriating after 28 years. Anyway, just something to think about.

  2. No open comment forum. Once again, no civil discourse to determine what is best. I am betting my last post does not reach the board. nice.

    • Steve Searle

      Anna does understand the plight that affects many of Tulsa’s families and youth. She has spent the last 13 years pouring her time and her heart into turning this plight around. Take me for example, I crossed paths with Anna back in 2005 at the age of 25. I was directionless, suicidal, and a drain on the system. After 4+ years under her wing and constant encouragement I have earned an associate degree from Tulsa Community College and will be attending Oral Roberts University to earn a degree in Social Work. She does understand what is going on and what is at stake, and she is taking it head on.

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