About Oxford HealthCare

We are Home healthCare Specialists

1991 saw the opening of Oxford HealthCare’s doors under the supervision of Steve Goforth. Goforth’s vision was to help the elderly and disabled citizens of Oklahoma to remain in their homes as long as possible by providing home care assistance; thereby maintaining the patients independence in their home. As comfort and independence are the utmost priorities, Oxford has worked diligently with state programs to ensure that elderly and disabled Oklahomans are not financially struggling for the care that they desire and deserve.

Today, Oxford HealthCare has grown to be one of the largest home care providers in Oklahoma, and not without reason. The services provided by Oxford HealthCare create continuity, comfort and stability for the patients and their families. The caring, compassionate employees continue to bring the patients smiles and relief in the luxury of their own homes whilst family members stress levels are reduced. Oxford facilitates a gratifying aging process as well as top of the line care for the disabled.

“We have stayed true to our mission. Our goal from day one has been to hire people who have a true heart for caring. Due to the commitment of our employees, we have been privileged to touch the lives of thousands of elderly and disabled Oklahomans in the last 20 years and counting.” Goforth said. Oxford HealthCare looks forward to innovating and optimizing home healthcare well into the future.

Leadership Team

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Steve Goforth

President and Founder

Steve Goforth founded Oxford HealthCare in November of 1991.

He is a graduate of Oklahoma University.

Steve is passionate about carrying out Oxford HealthCare’s mission of helping people stay independent at home and keeping families together.

Steve has three children—Kelsey, Caitlin, and Braden. In his spare time he enjoys boating, golfing and most of all, spending time with family.

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Patty Holderman, MSW

Director of Long Term Services (LTS)

Patty has been in her current position at Oxford for 20 yeas. She is able to provide services to clients that are receiving home care benefits through the ADvantage and other Medicaid funded programs. Patty is a licensed clinical social worker by background.She loves Oxford HealthCare’s mission of helping our clients remain as independent as possible in their homes across the challenges/boundaries of age, health issues and financial/insurance status. “It is a pleasure to be part of a company and a service that makes a difference in so many lives in the communities we serve.”

Patty is a Kentucky native – although she has lived in Tulsa since 1982. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Kentucky. Her activities include distance running, hiking – and, having grown up on a farm, she just enjoys being outdoors.

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Nickie Bolding

Director of Community Care

Nickie came to Oxford HealthCare 3 years ago with a diverse background in the long-term care industry which includes experience in nursing home, adult day, and Advantage case management. Nickie has a passion for ensuring that our Seniors are treated with dignity and respect and that they live out their lives at home and with their families. Her most memorable accomplishment occurred during her time as an Advantage Case Manager. One of her members had not been able to take a shower in her bathroom for over a year, she desperately wanted to get out of her bed and take a real shower. Nickie began a long journey of getting a walk-in shower modification approved through the Advantage program. After one year of submission after submission Nickie finally received the approval to the delight of the member. Moments like this is what keeps Nickie’s heart dedicated to serving Seniors.

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Amy Booher

Director of Accounting

Amy oversees the Accounting Department and staff for billing and all in-house payroll for over 450 employees. Her responsibilities include analysis/preparation of financial statements, cash flow, billing to state agencies, payroll tax reporting, tax liabilities, and all financial audits.

Amy is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a BS in Business Admin. She is also a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, with a BS in Accounting. She is married to Don, and they have 3 grown daughters with amazing son-in-laws. She is blessed with 5 healthy, fun loving and precious grandchildren. She enjoys family first, and plays competitive tennis and competitive golf.

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Kristy Shakespeare

Director of the HealthCare Services Department

Kristy started in the healthcare field over 20 years as an Uncertified Nurse aide in a nursing home. This is when she discovered that her true passion is caring for individuals and making their quality of life the best it can be in the later stages of life.

Driven by GRIT and determination, Kristy has become part of The Leadership Team at Oxford HealthCare. She enjoys the environment here because everyone brings something different to the table, making work a lot of fun.

Kristy is currently embarking on a new adventure as a college student while working full-time and being a wife and mother. She is working towards an Associates in Business Management and looking forward to the new challenges it will bring.

In her free time, Kristy enjoys spending time with her Husband Chad, their kiddos, her precious dog Georgie, and listening to 80’s HAIR BANDS.

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Katherine Brissey, RN

Director of Home Health

Katherine Brissey serves as Oxford HealthCare’s Home Health Director. She is a proud graduate of TCC, Rogers State University and is working towards her degree at Northeastern State University in Nursing Administration.

Katherine is a Registered Nurse and has been in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. She has been in leadership now for about nine years and enjoys spreading the passion for her patients in their time of need. Katherine’s personal goal is to make the biggest impact on our Oklahomans’ lives by providing excellent care that people remember. She believes that the Oxford team is not just employees, but an extended family to our patients. That is how this company is structured with its employees as well.

Katherine loves spending time with her amazing daughter. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling, going to the lake and her rescue dog, Honey.

Fun Fact about Katherine: She is the only Oklahoma native in her entire family.

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John R. Kerlin

Patient Resource Director of Medicare Home Health

John is responsible for marketing, community education, business development. He is a resource and first contact for patients and their families.

His passion is finding solutions to our patients’ problems. He enjoys meeting patients and their families in the hospital, and lining out their discharge and plan of care.

John is a native of Arkansas and has resided in Oklahoma for 20 years. He enjoys road trips, cooking, and spending time at his home.

Mission Statement

The professional and caring employees of Oxford HealthCare are devoted to improving the quality of life for elderly and disabled Oklahomans.

Our mission is to maximize the independence of the clients and families we serve by coordinating and providing excellent home based health services.