Healthy Living OKC Staff

Our staff is composed of individuals who are passionate about fitness, wellness, and a healthy lifestyle. 

Claire Dowers-Nichols
Executive Director

Claire has spent her career developing programs to better serve older Oklahomans.
Most recently, she spent seven years at the 
University of Oklahoma Department of Geriatric Medicine, where she co-founded the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative. Prior to her work at OU, she served as the Community Relations Director for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Aging Services. Claire serves in a variety of leadership and advisory roles for state and national organizations and is devoted to making her community an ideal place for active adults.


Amber Clour

Associate Director

Staff, Amber Clour

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts & Science in Environmental Geography from the University Of Oklahoma, she set her sights on giving back to others. Clour has spent the majority of her professional life in the non-profit realm with a focus on the arts and chronic illness.

During her spare time, she is a writer and podcast host about life with type 1 diabetes and enjoys cooking with her culinary partners in crime.


Cheryl Swanson

Social and Program Director

Cheryl Swanson graduated with a BFA from Phillips University. She has worked in the art field for over 40 years. Her main passion is to help others discover their own creative self.

A few of Cheryl's accomplishments include:

Receiving the Governor's Art​s and Education Award in 2004

Being selected as an Oklahoma Teaching Artist with the Oklahoma Arts

Council in 2008.​

​Being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership

in getting Leonardo's Children Museum in Enid, OK established in 2009.

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