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Oriana McElwee has called Ada her home for the last 24 years. She’s married Jeramy McElwee and is a mom to 3 grown children: Colby, Makinna, and Treston Eaker, and a stepmom to Avery McElwee. Oriana became the Executive Director of Ada Regional United Way in July 2021 and has called Ada her home since September 1, 1999, as she was a native of Southern California before moving to Ada. 

Before this opportunity to join Ada Regional United Way, Oriana spent over 21 years at LegalShield, also known as Pre-Paid Legal Services. She held many positions in different departments and finished her career at LegalShield as the Community and Employee Event Manager.

She currently serves as an executive board member for the Pontotoc County Drug-Free Coalition, has served on the Executive Committees for Relay for Life and the Southern Oklahoma Heart Walk, served as a board member for the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce for 6 months as well as being a proud Alumni of Leadership Ada Class of 2019, a leadership development program hosted by the Chamber. She was awarded the 2023 Chamber Ambassador of the Year as well as has many volunteer hours under her belt with PCDFC, Relay for Life, and her church as she loves to serve her community.