Oklahoma Mother, Deb Stanaland, Honored in Washington as “National Mother of the Year”

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At their annual 80th Annual Conference in Washington DC this weekend, Deb Stanaland, the Chief Support Services Officer for YWCA Oklahoma City, was named “National Mother of the Year,” by American Mothers, Inc.®, a national non-profit dedicated to honoring and supporting mothers around the world.

“We could not be more proud to honor Deb Stanaland as the 2015 ‘National Mother of the Year.’ She’s a role model for mothers across our country,” said Joan Braitsch, American Mothers National President

At their annual 80th Annual Conference in Washington DC this weekend, Deb Stanaland, the Chief Support Services Officer for YWCA Oklahoma City, was named “National Mother of the Year,” by American Mothers, Inc.®, a national non-profit dedicated to honoring and supporting mothers around the world.

“We could not be more proud to honor Deb Stanaland as the 2015 ‘National Mother of the Year.’ She has not only been a great leader for women and families in Oklahoma, but she’s a role model for mothers across our country,” said Joan Braitsch, American Mothers national president.

In addition to awarding their annual “National Mother of the Year” award, American Mothers’ annual conference offered attendees, primarily mothers from across the world, three days of education, inspiration and networking. It culminated on Saturday evening with the American Mothers Gala, during which the 2015 National Mother of the Year® and 2015 National Young Mother of the Year were announced.

The theme of the 2015 conference was “Mothers Eyes on the World,” reflective of American Mothers’ focus on issues facing women worldwide, including human trafficking and domestic abuse. The American Mothers National Conference has been held annually since 1935, when Sarah Delano Roosevelt presented Lucy Keen Johnson from Georgia as the first American Mother of the Year.

“There’s never been a more important time for mothers to connect to learn and celebrate motherhood, and our 80th annual conference this year was our best ever,” Joan Braitsch concluded.

Background on 2015 National Mother of the Year Deb Stanaland:
Deb Stanaland is currently the Chief Support Services Officer for YWCA Oklahoma City. She is a Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional with a Professional Certificate in Victim Services and serves as Chair of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board, appointed consecutively by two Governors. Deb provides expert testimony in Criminal and Civil Domestic Violence cases at State and Federal levels and facilitates training and education regarding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She is a member of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, Lawyers Against Domestic Violence Committee, Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Most importantly, Deb is a mother. She and her husband reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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About American Mothers, Inc.®
American Mothers, Inc.® is a nonprofit organization for women and men who recognize the important role of motherhood. The organization supports mothers across the country through educational programs and community outreach. On an annual basis, American Mothers, Inc.® selects the National Mother of the Year®, Young Mother of the Year, and Mothers of Achievement from candidates across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information about AMI, visit http://www.americanmothers.org.

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