The McBride Foundation strives to improve the health of active Oklahomans through sports injury awareness, especially in youth athletes. We fund grants, research, and provide education to programs across the state. Through the Preserve Education Program, we conduct seminars to teach youth athletes, parents, coaches and the community how to prevent injury.


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formed in 2005 by a group of physicians led by Dr. Thomas Howard. Dr. Earl D. McBride, a pioneer in the field of orthopedics and arthritis care, believed in a life of service and began a legacy that continues today through the work of the McBride Foundation.


For more information on what we do or how you can help, please contact us.

Board of Directors


James Mitchell, MD
McBride Orthopedic Hospital


Sean Heusel, MD
Oklahoma City Thunder


Donny Hector
MidFirst Bank


CJ Fedor, MEd, ATC
Oklahoma Athletic Trainer's Association


James Boggs

First Fidelity Bank


Steven Everett
Kodiak Partners

Benjamin Panter, MD
McBride Orthopedic Hospital


Greg Robertson
Agility Medical Group


Jeremy Woodson, MD
McBride Orthopedic Hospital

Mark Galliart
McBride Orthopedic Hospital
Ex Officio



Delana Smiley

Executive Director

405.401.0568 | phone



McBride Foundation is currently accepting applications for internships. We generally take on 1-2 interns per year for office positions. These opportunities provide daily hands-on experience in non-profit operations. 



  • Responding to communication inquiries

  • Updating the website

  • Preparing and sending marketing materials

  • Communicating with sponsors

  • Annual events planning

  • Correspond with donors

  • Update donor files


Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 

  • Social media expertise

  • Communication skills, especially as it relates to speaking with sponsors

  • Media knowledge in areas such as photography, videography, graphic design, etc.

  • Marketing experience


Internship Online Application