Constanzia Nizza
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Comptroller

Constanzia Nizza currently serves the State of Oklahoma as the Comptroller for Child Welfare Services. In her role, Constanzia collaborates with the Department of Human Services’ internal and external stakeholders to design, draft, and execute service contracts focused on improving outcomes for Oklahoma’s children and families. Constanzia’s passion for public service was cultivated during her time on staff at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Public Management where she provided consultation and technical assistance to numerous statewide child welfare initiatives. Constanzia was selected as Oklahoma’s Site Implementation Manager when the state was identified as one of only eight jurisdictions from across the country to participate in the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development’s recruitment and retention research study for professional child welfare settings. She has served as a member of Oklahoma’s Court Improvement Program, focused on enhancing educational outcomes for children in state custody through court involvement. She enjoys volunteering with the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and Bridges Norman, a non-profit providing life skills and housing for transitional teenage youth.


Constanzia earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma choosing to emphasize her studies on Non-profit Management. She holds the internationally recognized Project Management Professional certificate and is a Certified Procurement Officer. Constanzia lives in downtown Oklahoma City, loves attending ballet productions with her family, and looks forward to a lifetime of service in a state she is proud to call home.