Eastern OK Youth Services (EOYS) was formed in 1988 and has grown to a staff of over 125 employees and subcontractors operating in 34 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. Program funding is derived primarily from state contracts, government and private grants, subsidies, Medicaid, and private-pay.

In business since 1988, EOYS has grown to a staff of over 125 employees and subcontractors operating in 34 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.  Program funding is derived primarily from state contracts, government and private grants, subsides, Medicaid and private-pay.

Our corporate office is located in McAlester; and we have offices and facilities in Shawnee, Woodward, Henryetta and Tahlequah.  Our family of professionals and esteemed directors are second-to-none.


Contact Information

Kent Kelley, Executive Director
Eastern Oklahoma Youth Services, Inc.
2626 S 14th St, Ste A-20
McAlester, OK74501

Phone:  918-420-5325
Toll Free:  877-422-1326
Fax:  918-420-5327
Email:  kentk@eoys.org




EOYS is an equal opportunity employer providing a wide array of clinical and case management, direct care and educational services. 

For the safety and well-being of the children and families we serve, we conduct thorough criminal and character background checks on all personnel prior to employment.

To submit your resume and learn how to become a member of the EOYS family, contact us via email at kentk@eoys.org





Kent Kelley

Executive Director

Kent has been with EOYS for over 20 years, serving as Executive Director since 2007.  Kent holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and is nearing completion of a doctoral program in Psychology.  As Executive Director, he oversees day-to-day administrative operations of the organization, including management of the program director positions.

Linda Shaw
Assistant Director

Linda has been with EOYS for over 18 years, serving as the Assistant Director since 2013.  Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Oklahoma.  As Assistant Director, she oversees all of EOYS programs and day to day operations of the organization.

Brenda Mathews
Adoptions Program Director

After receiving a Masters of Social Work in 1997 from the University of Oklahoma, Brenda worked at the Department of Human Services for 17 years in the Child Welfare Services Division and has over 38 years of experience in the adoption field.  Married 35 years, she and her husband, Ed, have a multi-cultural family of ten children, six of whom are adopted.

Ada Fox
Superintendent, Pittsburg County Juvenile Detention Center

Ada began working with youth in the facility in 2001 and has been the Superintendent of the facility since 2007. The Detention Center serves as a holding facility for juveniles who have been charged with felony crimes and provides a structured daily routine for each youth.  Ada is a member of the Oklahoma Juvenile Detention Association.

Renee Hendrix

OCS Program Director

Renee received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and manages the Comprehensive Home Based Services (CHBS) and Parent Aide Based Services (PAS) programs covering 21 counties.  Before joining EOYS in 2000, she worked closely with her tribe and OKDHS to help prevent child abuse and neglect, holding positions as a Child Protective Investigator and a Child Treatment Worker.  Within EOYS, prior to her current position, she has worked as a Contract Case Manager and an Ongoing Trainer/Consultant.

Keri Alva  

Program Director, Northwest Oklahoma Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA)

Keri earned a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and is currently working on a Masters in Counseling Psychology.  Keri is passionate in her work advocating for abused and neglected children in the court system.  She began with CASA as a volunteer in 2009 and has been our director since 2012.