Liz Waggoner serves as the Executive Director for the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, the state’s leading advocacy organization for women and girls. Liz brings a passion for women’s issues and social justice work to this role, paired with over ten years’ experience in nonprofit administration, government affairs, and community engagement.
Liz has a proven track record of success in cultivating effective partnerships and working at all levels of government to shape public policy. As Executive Director, Liz convenes stakeholders, community partners, and legislative champions to promote forward-thinking policies aimed at improving the quality of life for all women and girls in Oklahoma. Under her leadership, the Coalition has advanced key legislative priorities at the Oklahoma State Capitol, including pay transparency, paid family leave, criminal justice reform, and sexual assault victims’ rights.
Prior to joining the Coalition, Liz served as the Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association, where she successfully advocated for policies to improve public health by increasing equitable access to physical activity and nutritious food options in Oklahoma. Liz secured multiple nationally competitive grant awards to support those campaigns.
In her free time, Liz enjoys reading, riding her mountain bike, and exploring the outdoors with her family of five.
Director of Development
As an Oklahoma native, Nicole is passionate about youth development, strong communities, promoting the arts and health and wellness. From event planning and marketing, to inner-city mentorship, she has worked in the nonprofit sector for over thirteen years. In addition to her nonprofit experience, Nicole is a nationally recognized personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She is extremely active in her personal life as well as the communities she serves.
Nicole completed her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership at Oklahoma City University and holds a BA in Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma. Nicole has spent the majority of her adult life involved with volunteer or community based projects echoing her sincere attitude of purpose and service to the world around us.