The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire

 

 

The Wayman L. Tisdale Foundation, Inc. (Tisdale Foundation) has recently appointed Jamaal Dyer as Executive Director.

Dyer is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Okla. Dyer later attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism. He went onto receive a Masters of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor from Langston University-Tulsa.

The Wayman L. Tisdale Foundation, Inc. (Tisdale Foundation), honors the life and legacy of professional basketball player and smooth jazz bass guitarist, Wayman Tisdale. Together with a host of collaborators, the Tisdale Foundation identifies eligible individuals with unmet prosthetic needs and pays for cutting-edge prosthetic care. Operating out of the Wayman L. Tisdale Specialty Clinic in his hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Tisdale Foundation changes lives throughout the United States.

The Tisdale Foundation recently expanded its horizons. The newly-launched “Wayman’s Way” initiative directs attention and resources to the promotion of positive lifestyles and preventative health care, with an emphasis on health & wellness, childhood health education, and nutrition awareness.

The Tisdale Foundation understands that segments of the population, particularly, African-Americans, suffer from disproportionate rates of diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments; that lack of information about and access to healthy food and health care services contribute to these ills.

The Tisdale Foundation encourages and supports those who seek to live life to the fullest: disease-free, education-rich, and wellness-infused. It’s about quality of life. That means having fun, flashing a smile, and doing things “Wayman’s Way.”

Jamaal Dyer will continue his roles as the project manager of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission and Coordinator of Student Success for Tulsa Public Schools.

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