2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
||Janet L. Peery|
The Oklahoma City Division is pleased to honor Janet L. Peery, chief executive officer of the YWCA Oklahoma City, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.
During her 15-year tenure at the YWCA Oklahoma City, Mrs. Peery has fostered and developed the YWCA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program for Oklahoma County, which includes partners from law enforcement, the Department of Justice, and medical and forensic agencies. Through the SANE program, Mrs. Peery has unified social service providers to meet the needs of domestic abuse victims. Mrs. Peery helped establish the agency’s dating violence prevention education program, the Oklahoma County Task Force on the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and domestic violence education groups for women incarcerated in Oklahoma Department of Corrections facilities.
Mrs. Peery serves on many community boards, including the Homeless Alliance board of directors, the Mount St. Mary High School board of trustees, and the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women advisory board.