Stacy McNeiland is the CEO & Founder of ROAR for The CARE Center. Stacy is a graduate of UCO and OCU, holding an MBA and MLA. Stacy’s been with The CARE Center since 2013.
The CARE Center is a nationally accredited child advocacy center and the Child Advocacy Center in Oklahoma County. The CARE Center is a non-profit organization focused on helping children heal after the heartbreaking act of abuse and educating children and families on abuse prevention. The CARE Center is a front-line organization, receiving cases of severe abuse within days of the disclosure/and or abuse. The CARE Center works directly with law enforcement, federal jurisdictions, DHS, medical teams, mental health and the district attorney’s office of Oklahoma County to collect evidence and provide investigative services to solve the crime of abuse. We work with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to prosecuting the child’s offender and begin the healing process for children and families. Our prevention program, called ROAR, was created by McNeiland in 2017. The program is award winning and nation-wide, receiving honors through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and multiple state agencies. The program and the only youth-based curriculum for 3-8 year old’s has taught over 70,000 children in Oklahoma alone. Through this free, prevention programs, our goal is to end child abuse in Oklahoma.
Stacy is an active board member with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma, where she serves as a member of the legislative committee and site reviewer as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigations Citizens Academy. She is actively engaged with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofit’s, Sigma Kappa sorority, a graduate of Leadership Edmond, graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Citizen’s Academy and is a member of Rotary Oklahoma City, Club 29. Stacy has been recognized as Journal Record’s Woman of the Year, the Oklahoma City’s Panhellenic Woman of the Year, received Edmond’s “Most Flexible” Award, and was honored as 405 Magazine’s Humanitarian Award. Stacy is engaged to Chris and they live in Edmond with their rescue pup, Scout. Their wedding in November of 2023.
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Lezel Safi is of Counsel at Fellers Snider Attorneys at Law, where she recently joined the firm to open a family law practice group. Lezel obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University, a Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma City
University, and her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2019. Lezel has been on the Board of Directors of The CARE Center of Oklahoma County since 2020, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board.
Lezel is an active board member with The CARE Center of Oklahoma County, past Board member of Rainbow Fleet and Edmond Public Schools Foundation. She is actively engaged with the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Courts, where she has served as Program
Administrator since passing the Oklahoma Bar and being admitted to practice law in 2019. Lezel is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Family Law Section Member, Oklahoma Women in Law Committee Member, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Canadian County Bar Association, American Bar Association, a long time supporter of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma as a Partner in Hope, Junior League of Oklahoma City Sustaining Member, a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class 38, graduate of Leadership Edmond Class 36 (Voted by her peers “Most Likely to Run for Political Office”), past member of Palomar Family Justice Center’s Legal Advisory Committee, and is a member of Rotary Downtown Oklahoma City, Club 29. As well, Lezel is a recent congregation member of Britton Christian Church.
Lezel is a recent widowed mother of three young adults, Ariana who is a Senior at University of Oklahoma, Evan who is a Freshman at Oklahoma State University, and Tye Hill who is a Junior at Edmond North High School. Lezel’s greatest accomplishment are her family and when not advocating for her clients in emotional, complex family law issues, or participating and giving to the OKC Metro community, she can be found running, practicing yoga and participating in her children’s lives ranging from moving her daughter to London for the fall semester, attending Lambda Chi events with her son Evan or following her son Tye Hill around the state as an
“honorary” caddie on the golf course