|Kim Owen, BBBSOK board chair; |
Charles Pierson, BBBS of America CEO;
Sharla Owens, BBBSOK CEO
Attendees included supporters from all over the state. As a special treat, three family members of the "founder" of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Oklahoma attended. Read on!
Dezmond Finley talks about his Big Brother Scott.
A view from the back of the room as Pierson speaks.
Dezmond Finley with his mother Zikiyyah Borkins and Curtis Jones
Jovanna Carey, BBBSOK, and an unidentified coworker
Oklahoma State Representatives Ann Coody and Jadine Nollan;
former Speaker of the House Kris Steele, a longtime supporter of BBBS;
and Sharla Owens, BBBSOK CEO
Lee Ann DeArman, BBBSOKC board member,
with Nicholas Singer
Gregory, Nancy and Nick Farha,
family of the late Oklahoma County Judge William Robert Saied,
who established the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Altus in 1951
to keep youths out of trouble
Britnee and Scott Lesser, Oklahoma Big Brother of the Year
Crystal Bryant, BBBS Stillwater intern;
Jessica Dale, BBBS Stillwater program director;
and Stephanie Bryant, BBBS Stillwater area director
Shelly Welch, BBBS Shawnee board member
Cathy Tompkins, BBBSOK board member