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Oklahoma Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals

The Oklahoma Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (OAE4-HYDP) is the state’s professional organization for those dedicated to promoting, strengthening, enhancing and advocating for the 4-H youth development profession. OAE4-HYDP was organized in May 1975 as the Oklahoma Association of Extension 4-H Agents (OAE4-HA). Membership in OAE4-HYDP is a vital investment in your professional and personal development.

The 2023-24 OAE4-HYDP Board members include: Shauni Kimbro, SE District Director; Lisa Nicholson, Vice President; Liz Taylor, President; Alexis Graham, West District Director; Todd Branson, President-Elect; Summer Leister, NE District Director, Stacey Dawson, Secretary; Mindy McNeil, Treasurer; Leslie Lewis, Past President.
Committees are the lifeblood of the Association and the teams carry out the work important to our mission. Each member is encouraged to be engaged in at least one committee and more if they wish. Committee chairs are the link between the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals and our State. They are encouraged to participate in the national committee associated with the state committee.


Liz Taylor


Todd Branson


Lisa Nicholson

Vice President

Stacey Dawson


Mindy McNeil


Alexis Graham

West District Director

Shauni Kimbro

Southeast District Director

Summer Leister

Northeast District Director

Leslie Lewis

Past President

Committee Chairs

Summer Leister

Annual Conference

Todd Branson

Professional Improvement

Lisa Nicholson


Cathleen Taylor

Public Relations and Information

Cheryl Newberry

Policy & Resolution

Ashley Ming

Fairs and Shows

Lesile Lewis


Emily Taylor

Youth Development

Lisa Nicholson

Lifetime Members

Jessica Nickels


Upcoming Events

2023 NAE4-HYDP Conference

Pittsburg, PA

October 10-12, 2023

NAE4-HYDP Conference Information

January 2024

Business Meeting

January 10th, 2024

OSU Student Union

JCEP Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)

February 14-15, 2024

Tampa, Florida

JCEP Conference Information

JCEP Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)

April 15-17, 2024

Arlington, Virginia

PILD Conference Information

2024 OAE4-HYDP Conference

May 8-10, 2024

Sequayah State Park

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