Barbara Graff, MEd, BSN, RN, is currently a nurse educator for Healthy Women, Healthy Futures, through the OU Health Sciences Center in Tulsa. She is also APSO's volunteer Clinical Consultant and Coordinator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Oral Roberts University, and a Masters in Education at Northeastern State University. She has an extensive background in hospice nursing and has specialized in the care of people and their families with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She served as the ALS Clinical Coordinator for the Integris/MDA Clinic in Oklahoma City, OK, piloting a home visit program, to assist patients and families as they navigate the day to day challenges of this disease.
As APSO's coordinator for clinical services, she makes home visits, educates about the complexities, progression, and needs of the disease, and assists families in resourcing, and understanding the realm of commuinity services and assistance available, as well as the complicated world of disability, insurance and Medicare. In addition to her contributions through APSO, she also volunteers as an ALS educational resource and consultant for the MDA.
Barbara Graff, RN
Larry Seacat began his career in entrepreneurial fields, to include business and project management. He subsequently diversified into private business ownership, sales, service and management, specializing in biomedical research equipment; construction, architectual drafting, and in volunteering his time and talents through service organizations with his church. After having some personal experiences with individuals who were dealing with the effects of ALS, Larry became passionate about becoming involved with helping them with their many unmet and unseen needs. In response, he co-founded ALS Patient Services Outreach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting with the many varied challenges of patients and families living with ALS.