New Leadership Aims To Guide And Inspire During Emergence From Pandemic


OKLAHOMA CITY (October 15, 2021) –  After a year of uncertainty and unique circumstances, The Junior League of Oklahoma City (JLOC), an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, is beginning a new season under the leadership of two veteran Leaguers.


JLOC President Ann Richard-Farinha has spent more than 15 years in the Junior League and is no stranger to leadership, both in her professional life as an attorney and as a Leaguer. A native of Lawton, Richard-Farinha previously served as the President of the Junior League of Las Vegas in 2014-2015 before moving back to Oklahoma and transferring to the Oklahoma City chapter in 2016.


“I am beyond thrilled and excited to be the President of the Junior League of Oklahoma City for 2021-2022,” Richard-Farinha said. “In JLOC’s 94-year history, we have been privileged to work with amazing community organizations and create real change for the people of Oklahoma City,” 


Richard-Farinha will spend the year working alongside Norman native and JLOC President- Elect Sheena Karami Hollander, who will take over for the 2022-2023 League Year.


A known figure in the metro through her work at Express Employment International and service with Rotary International Club 29, Hollander has committed over a decade of her life to serving through JLOC, holding various vice president positions including communications, fundraising, and community.


“Teamwork and longevity of service is what gives the League it’s staying power,” Richard-Farinha said. “I look forward to working with Sheena and our entire Board of Directors to continue our great tradition of educating and training Junior League members to become invaluable assets to our community and the nonprofit world.”