The staff team at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy have been recognized by their peers and partner organizations as leaders and experts in the fields of advocacy, policy, research, and issues related to children and youth.
As CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Joe Dorman brings extensive experience as a 12-year member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, as well as active involvement in numerous civic, leadership, and youth-development organizations, including Leadership Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Academy. His awards have included the Journal Records “Achievers Under 40” and the Legislative Excellence Award from the Rural Health Association. Joe’s life-long commitment to public service and improving the lives of Oklahomans is well-suited for his role as the leader of the statewide, nonprofit child advocacy organization. As CEO of the Institute Joe has said,“It is an honor to be part of an organization that plays such a critical leadership role in promoting policies, programs, and partnerships that improve the lives of our state’s most vulnerable residents – its children and youth.” Full bio here.
B. Cory Williams – Operations Director/Volunteer Coordinator, ext. 2, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory comes to us from the education sector, most recently serving as a classroom teacher. Prior to this, Cory worked for the State Senate and has tremendous experience as an advocate for children’s issues through the years. Cory will be a great addition to our OICA family as we work to improve the lives of Oklahoma’s children.
Miranda Hines – Program Director-OK Foster Wishes, ext. 3, email@example.com
Miranda is a lifelong Oklahoman with a clear passion for the well-being of Oklahoma’s children. After spending seven years as a stay at home mother, she joined the OICA team in the Fall of 2017. She has vast experience as a volunteer in the community which includes chairing committees, boards, and events. As our program director she strives for the highest of integrity in all of our projects. She not only oversees that they are successful but also impactful for Oklahoma’s most at risk children.
Peyton Stacy, one of our former interns, is now our Deputy Program Director and Office Coordinator. She was thrilled when she was offered the position in October of 2019, for she is a tireless advocate for our state’s children. Peyton received her B.A. in psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2013. She recently graduated with a M.S. in Health Promotion from the University of Central Oklahoma. Peyton’s focus in graduate school was studying the effects of and methods to prevent childhood trauma. Before joining OICA, Peyton worked directly with children for 7 years. She worked at various mental health facilities and also taught students of all abilities. Her experiences in those roles formed her passion for child health and advocacy. Outside of work, Peyton enjoys spending time with her reading,family and friends.
Jay is a former member of the Oklahoma Senate where he developed a reputation for being a passionate advocate for children. His work for children earned him a place in OICA’s Child Advocate Hall of Fame. Prior to his election to the Senate, he was an award-winning media relations professional, working 13 years for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and an economic developer in his hometown of Durant. He has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and communication across all media platforms.