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YWCA OKC Celebrates New Board of Directors

OKLAHOMA CITY– YWCA Oklahoma City is excited to announce new officers, the addition of two new members, two new ex-officio members, and 17 returning members to its 2021-22 Board of Directors

The 2021-22 officers are: Debra Handy, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager, Intrust Bank; Jenna Byrnes, Senior Vice President, OKC Dodgers; Jennifer Davenport, Assurance Senior Manager, Ernst & Young; Lindsey Miles, Land Manager, Devon Energy, and Maressa Treat, Director of Development, GR Pro.
New Members include: Mary Ellen Alexander, CEO & Owner, Eventures; and Melissa Barnett, Realtor, Keller Williams Elite.

Returning board members include: Peggy Kates, Comptroller, Midwest Wrecking Co.; Samantha Davidson Guinn, Policy Director, Governor Kevin Stitt; Lysbeth George, Attorney, Law Office of Liz George, PLLC; Brenda Hernandez, VP of Operations, Tango Public Relations; Nancy Hyde, Founder & CEO, Hyde & Company CPAs, P.C.; Marchi McCartney, Attorney and community volunteer; Tammy Powell, President, St. Anthony Hospital; Cindy Randolph, AVP Community Investment, MidFirst Bank; Diana Rawdon, Director of Business Development and Finance, Republic Bank & Trust; Fawn Sachleben, Commercial Lending, Stride Bank; Melanie Thompson-Stillinger, Vice President, Business Development, Mosaic Personnel; Viki Tracey, Managing Director, Accenture; Alyssa Watkins, Human Resources Director, Global Security Corporation; and Barbara Young, Project Management Lead; Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc.

Ex-Officio members include: Michael Brown, Life, Health and Disability Income Insurance Specialist, Michael O. Brown & Associates; Scott Inman, Chief Business Development Officer, Simmons Bank; Tom Lippert, Senior Vice President, Lippert Bros., Inc.; new members Jessica Pontious, Director of Human Resources, Inspire Brands and Molly Fleming, Communications Supervisor, Oklahoma City County Health Department; and YWCA OKC President and CEO Jan Peery.
“To lead our organization out of the pandemic, and into a strong future, it is essential we have a strong board who are committed and passionate about supporting YWCA Oklahoma City,” said Jan Peery. “We are extremely grateful for the time, energy and expertise these new members, and the existing officers and board members, bring to our organization.”

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About the YWCA Oklahoma City
YWCA OKC provides CARE and HOPE to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, all reflecting the agency mission to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA OKC is the only certified domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crisis services agency in Oklahoma County with an emergency shelter. We also provide services to clients at the Palomar Family Justice Center. Our programs include emergency housing, counseling, children’s crisis services, safe watch, victims’ assistance, prevention education, social and economic justice program, advocacy and case management; education and support groups. Additionally, we provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.