The Team

Melanie Lewis


Melanie Cooper Lewis (M.Ed. from UCO; B.A. in History, Geography, Anthropology from O.U.) has over 30 years of experience in public and private school settings in the U.S. and abroad as a Teacher, Professional School Counselor, and as a district Counseling Supervisor. Retiring in 2012, Melanie came full circle, returning to Oklahoma where she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, served on the State Board of the Oklahoma School Counselor Association, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka. She does volunteer work at the museum as a grant writer, and she develops educational programming. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they live on a cattle ranch not far from Wewoka. Melanie has three adult children and five grandchildren.

Cheval Parker

Social Media Coordinator and Contributing Writer

Cheval Parker is the owner of C.Marie Creative Styles and Cheval Parker Realtors. She has worked in many industries and served in diverse roles as a buying/selling real estate agent for international clientele, construction project manager, head home décor planner, event coordinator, keynote speaker for relationship conferences, and most recently a contributing writer to The Women of Oklahoma eNewsletter. She graduated from Seminole State College and furthered her education at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Michigan. Cheval states that her greatest accomplishment is being a devoted wife of 33 years and raising her two children where both studied at the University of Oklahoma before pursuing a career as a Lawyer and Doctor. Cheval's personal mandate is to make a positive impact and leave an indelible mark on her community by walking out her calling in life as a disciple of Christ. Her personal mantras are: “Preparation is Key” and “Start strong, Finish Strong.”

Kay Wallace

Events Coordinator and Contributing Writer 

Kay Wallace started working in the modeling and acting industry after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics with an emphasis in Fashion Merchandising. While working as a Marketing Director for an International Modeling and Acting School, Kay gained her Master’s Degree in Arts and Organizational Management. She began producing fashion shows in 1996 and has successfully produced hundreds of shows throughout the Midwest including National clothing line Privacywear. She has written several articles for state magazines such as Shades of Oklahoma, An Oklahoma Eagle supplement, and Excelstyle Magazine. She currently serves as the Events Coordinator and one of the contributing writers. With hosting and producing over hundreds of events, conferences, programs, workshops, and seminars, Kay says, “I am looking forward to introducing exciting events for the women of Oklahoma!”