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USA Unites Award Winners


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Janet L. Peery serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the YWCA Oklahoma City, where she has provided leadership for the past nineteen years. She is a Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional (CDSVRP). She has been instrumental in establishing the YWCA as a leading provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Oklahoma.

During her tenure, she established the YWCA SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program, paving the way for the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) for Oklahoma County. She helped establish the YWCA’s Dating Violence Prevention Education Program, Domestic Violence Education for Incarcerated Women, and the Oklahoma County Task Force for the Prevention of Family Violence.

Janet is a founding member of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, OCU Meinders School of Business, the Governor’s State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Co-Chair for the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, member of the Board of Directors for Mount Saint Mary High School and Co-Chair for the Jim Thorpe Patient Advisory Council. She has served on the Board for the Homeless Alliance and various regional and national committees. She is a proud member of LOKC Class XXIV and Rotary Club 29.

Janet’s ability to work collaboratively with the District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Corrections, medical and forensic agencies and local and state law enforcement agencies, helping to establish programs and services vital to the community and to the safety of women and children, has earned her numerous awards and recognition.

Of all her accomplishments, Jan is most proud of her family: Husband, Greg; their four children, Mark, Chad (deceased), Jill and Samantha; and their eight grandchildren.