Board Chair Tricia Everest Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award
Palomar Board Chair Tricia Everest was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor and presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Oklahoma City University established the Hall of Honor to recognize business and community leaders who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of Oklahoma and the Southwest.
The Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor is housed in the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. Hall of Honor inductees serve as role models for students in the Meinders School of Business, providing them inspiration and encouragement as they pursue their roles as the next generation of business and community leaders.
A fourth-generation Oklahoman, Tricia Louise Everest is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Everest served as assistant attorney general for the State of Oklahoma before taking a leave of absence to pursue service-oriented projects and posts.
Since that time, Everest has worked with community leaders in the fields of criminal justice, mental health and the arts to create pathways for children to overcome trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Her focus is to provide men and women the tools to pave new roads for their children absent of abuse, poor health, poverty, incarceration or addiction.
For her service and dedication, Everest has been named Volunteer of the Year for the YMCA and YWCA, Compassionate Citizen of the Year by the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, and the John and Berta Faye Rex Community Builder Honoree by United Way of Central Oklahoma.
Current engagement includes chairing Palomar, a group of service-oriented agencies; chair emeritus of ReMerge, a comprehensive female diversion program; and service on the Access to Justice Commission, charged with developing and implementing policies that make quality legal justice available for low-income Oklahomans. Everest lives in Oklahoma City.