OKLAHOMA CITY – April Danahy of Enid was recently appointed to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services by Speaker of Oklahoma House of Representatives
The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. The agency serves more than 97,000 Oklahomans with disabilities each year through career preparation, employment, independent living, educational programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.
“Having an aunt whose life was enhanced by the services of the Library for the Blind, I am pleased to be able to facilitate the empowerment of Oklahomans through this commission,” Danahy said.
Danahy has 17 years of radio experience and is currently vice president of human resources and corporate communications at The Security National Bank of Enid.
She is a class XVIII alumna and current member of Leadership Oklahoma.
Interim DRS Director Noel Tyler, who is also a Leadership Oklahoma graduate, is looking forward to Danahy’s addition to the team.
“As a businesswoman and dynamic community leader, Commissioner Danahy brings a wealth of experience and energy to the table,” Tyler said, “ I am very excited about working together with the other commissioners to help Oklahomans with disabilities achieve their goals and dreams.”
Danahy is active in the Enid community and holds positions on numerous nonprofit boards including United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, Loaves and Fishes, Northwest Oklahoma Blood Institute Board of Directors, Enid Police Civil Service Commission and the Community Development Support Association.
She earned a bachelor’s of science degree in mass communications from Phillips University in Enid.
Her current professional certificates include Professional in Human Resources and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional.
Danahy’s recognitions include Enid YWCA Woman of the Year, Enid News and Eagle Pillar of the Plains, Journal Record Woman of the Year “50 Making a Difference” honoree, Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year.
For more information about the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, visit DRS Online at www.okdrs.gov or phone 405 800-845-8476.