Director of Human Resources
Torii Ransome Freeman
Torii Ransome Freeman is the Director of Human Resources at YWCA Tulsa. She led the Tulsa non-profit as interim CEO during a transition in leadership. Torii has more than two decades of experience in human resources, managing employment issues for private companies, state-wide universities and nonprofits. A native of Philadelphia, Torii earned her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta (Hilman College on the Cosby Show and A Different World for those unfamiliar with HBCUs), and received her Juris Doctorate from Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge. After passing the Louisiana Bar, Torii clerked for a judge in both criminal and civil proceedings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She transitioned to the Louisiana State University AgCenter, where she rose through the ranks to become the Director of Human Resource Management. As the Director, she led an HR operation that served 1500 employees statewide, covering all facets of employee issues from benefits to immigration to workers compensation.
Torii is the Past-President of the Carver Middle School PTSA, now serving as Chair of 8th Grade Committee. She previously served as Secretary on the board of KIPP Tulsa as well as their HR Committee. She is currently the President of Tulsa Chapter – Jack and Jill of America. In addition, to being a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 62. Torii is committed to public service, justice, and inclusivity and gives her time, talent, and treasure to support the organizations that align with her commitments.