Miranda Hooper Steffen
Miranda first came to Among Friends as the Programs Director, and in 2019, she took over as Executive Director. She has been working with people who have developmental disabilities and their families for over ten years. Miranda is an OKLEND Fellow, a Partners in Policymaking grad, and most importantly, a parent advocate. She is also a freelance writer focusing on topics related to disabilities and advocacy. In the past, Miranda has volunteered as a Chapter Advisor for Oklahoma People First, sat on the Oklahoma PTA Special Education Committee, and is currently the chair for the Cleveland County disABILITY Coalition. When she isn’t working, you can find Miranda with her family and friends hiking at a state or national park, hitting the road for a geocaching adventure, collecting old psychology books, or testing her knowledge with her trivia team.
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Gwyn Weathers is the Program Director for Among Friends Activity Center. She has been working professionally in the disability field since 2012. She volunteered at the OKDDC Youth Leadership Forum, worked as a Direct Support Professional with adults with disabilities, and eventually arrived at Among Friends in May 2019. She is a sibling advocate with her brother, Henry, who was born with a heart defect. At Among Friends Gwyn takes member input to design programs that encourage growth and social inclusion. In her free time, Gwyn likes to draw, play Dungeons and Dragons, and attend community events.
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Board of Directors
President – Jake Barreau
Vice President – Josh Fearing
Treasurer – Cathy Menefee
Secretary – Jenny Garrett