TRACY HANEY - PRESIDENT
Tracy Haney currently serves as OICWA President. He the Child Welfare Director for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and has been in the Children and Family Services field for over 31 years. He has served the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association since 1997. Previously, he has held state and tribal positions as a child protective services worker, foster care worker, family violence coordinator, juvenile detention administrator, juvenile justice program director, and an institutional programs supervisor. Mr. Haney graduated Cum Laude from Saint Gregory’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and criminal justice and has been admitted to the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Catholic Honor Society.
Mr. Haney is qualified as a certified child sexual abuse investigator, certified law enforcement officer with the State of Oklahoma and the Department of Interior, certified child forensic interviewer, and a certified child care worker. He currently serves as a member of the Tribal/State Collaboration Workgroup, member of the Shawnee Area Native American Child Protection Team, Board of Directors of Project: SAFE Domestic Violence Agency, member of the Court Improvement Program ICWA subcommittee, and member of the Children’s Justice Act Advisory Board (formerly known as the Governor’s Advisory Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. His previous appointments include the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board, Child Abuse Training and Coordination Council, Pottawatomie County Child Abuse Team, District V Child Abuse Task Force, State Interagency Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Advisory Council.
Mr. Haney was the recipient of the 2001 District V Child Abuse Task Force’s “Outstanding Efforts in Child Abuse Prevention” award and received the 2007 Sonya Atetewuthtakewa Award for “Distinguished Service in the Protection of Native Children.” Mr. Haney is a foster/adoptive parent and has four children and four grandchildren. He is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and is of Seminole/Creek descent. He is of the Hecete Band and Alligator Clan.