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 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.

Stephanie Leiker
Program Manager
Stephanie Leiker
Program Manager

Since graduating from UCO, Stephanie has worked with older adults in various rolls for both state and tribal governments that took her to eastern Oklahoma. She returned to the metro area to pursue a degree in Public Relations at OU. As Program Manager, she enjoys planning various behind the scene functions needed to meet the diverse interests of Healthy Living OKC members and is looking forward to many fun exciting additions to programming.

Mistie Curtis
Office Manager
Mistie Curtis
Office Manager

Originally from St. Louis MO, Mistie loved to Lawton, OK to care for a loved one and has never left the heartland. Since moving to Oklahoma, she has worked in several fields but most notably she is a licensed cosmetologist and the founder of a local janitorial business catering to commercial properties. After selling her business, Mistie joined the Healthy Living OKC team and her business background makes her a natural fit as our Office Manager. Mistie wants everyone to know that this center and the members mean the world to her.

Rachel Hinchey
Program Coordinator
Rachel Hinchey
Program Coordinator

Rachel graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in Community/Public Health and a minor in Art. She started as an intern at HLOKC where she organized events, designed marketing campaigns, managed HLOKC's social media platforms and taught art classes. Rachel was later hired as The Program Coordinator and continues to enjoy the diversity that her job brings to her life every single day.

Cheryl Swanson
Art Coordinator
Cheryl Swanson
Art Coordinator

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. Her accomplishments include:• Recipient of the Governor’s Arts and Education Award• Selected as Oklahoma Teaching Artist with the Oklahoma Arts Council• Honored for establishing the Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, OK

Susie Houston
Volunteer Coordinator
Susie Houston
Volunteer Coordinator

Susie brings 30 years of sales experience to HLOKC, As a Territory Manager, she called on retailers in Oklahoma and West Texas and was in the Top Ten in her company many years running. Susie loves working with Healthy Living OKC Volunteers and visiting with our members. She raised 2 boys and has 7 grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with, along with her Bichon dog, Coco.

Irene Brooks
Fitness Coordinator
Irene Brooks
Fitness Coordinator

BA in art from CSU, retired AT&T, ACE Fitness certified. Favorite class to teach is kickboxing and weight training.

Mike McMahon
Training Coordinator
Mike McMahon
Training Coordinator

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified. CPT Strength Conditioning, Endurance, Flexibility, Balance. Behavioral Change Specialist. Overcoming Mental and Physical Challenges. Weight-Loss Specialist, Nutrition Instruction. CPR Certified.

Clint Johnson
Facilities Manager
Clint Johnson
Facilities Manager

LeRoy Skaggs
Facilities Coordinator
LeRoy Skaggs
Facilities Coordinator

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