090: Kody Suanny—Returning home to serve

by | Feb 22, 2022

Kody Suanny is a third-generation resident of Hobart, Oklahoma, where she was born. Her commitment to living in a small town represents the millions across our country who find a quality of life in small towns worth their investment of personal treasure and talent.

Kody chose a career that suits the needs of many young families who live in small towns like Hobart. She joined Great Plains Youth and Family Services after completing her college studies and eventually was promoted to executive director. On this episode of the Spirit of leading podcast Kody talks about her experience and shares some insights into being a community leader in a small town.


Great Plains YFS staff show their support for their program promoting events to the community.

Great Plains YFS provides after school programs

Staff Mona Wheeler (l) and Kristie Jackson (r) prepares packages with disinfectant wipes, thermometers, and masks throughout the pandemic.  

Kody Suanny (r) prepares to record Spirit of Leading podcast with host, Garland McWatters, in her GPYFS office in Hobart, OK