Amanda Seay Delloro has been a part of the Bryan County area throughout her life. Getting to give back to a community is something that has come naturally to her.
Delloro is currently working in the business her family has owned in Durant for decades – Medical Center Pharmacy. She is a Durant High School alum of the Class of 2007 and has been involved in some way with the store for much of her life.
“I would say since I was four,” Delloro said. “I distinctly remember capping bottles in my dad’s office when we were on Washington Avenue. But really working, it was probably since seventh or eighth grade.”
And she said has enjoyed the experience and has enjoying being a part of something that goes beyond just her own time there.
“I have loved getting to meet the customers that my dad has gotten to know. And then now we’re continuing that tradition of getting know their children or grandkids. So it’s been really cool to see al the different generations in and out of our store.”
“Mandi,” as many in the area knew her when she was growing up, gives of herself to local organizations as well. The wife and mother of 2-year-old twins also sows time into the Bryan County United Way.
The organization is one she has given to for many years, and it is direction her father, Greg Seay, helped to steer her in.
“I’ve always been involved with United Way, going back to when I graduated high school,” Delloro said. “My dad made me volunteer. Well, not really made me. He just said that this would be a great experience for when you potentially come into the store. So I said, ‘OK.’
“I followed Pam Mitchell Robinson to all of her meetings for like a year. I went to all the campaign meetings and learned the ins and outs of United Way – how it runs – and then I helped her do her marketing for a couple of years after that.”
She also serves as the chair for the Annual Purse Bingo, which was held last week at the St. Williams Catholic Church. She also helps with the social media page and more for a group that helps to finance many other groups.
“I do whatever Pam needs me to do,” Delloro said with a smile.
“And doing that, we help raise funds for our member agencies which are the Big Five Community Action agency, the Special Olympics Oklahoma and Red River area, the Bryan County RSVP and the Bryan County Youth Services, Meals on Wheels and New Life House.
“We raise money throughout the year to help support them. Our main fundraisers are the Purse Bingo and we do a 5K run in March.”
The Seay name has been a part of the area with the store and Amanda is continuing that family tradition, continuing her business and local education as a part of the Durant Leadership Class in 2017-2018. She even married someone who makes his life about community involvement.
Mike Delloro is a Rotarian and a member of the Parks and Recreation Board.
“He recently started the Bigfoot Disc Golf Shop and he started his pickleball shop and he runs tournaments all over southern Oklahoma and north Texas,” Amanda said. “He works at First Texoma National Bank. He is a lacrosse coach. He designed both the disc golf courses out at the lake and here in Durant. He does everything!”
Amanda is a part of a family-owned store, but also a family of stores and gets to work with all of them. Although she is working in accounts receivable at Medical Center Pharmacy in Durant, she also keeps up the social media accounts for additional store locations and more.
“I run it all of our stores – in Ada, Ardmore, McAlester, and the Durant Advanced Care stores, we have a pharmacy in Ada and then here, and that doesn’t include the Tri Sigma account and a couple of other social media accounts.”
With many roles to play each day, Delloro is taking a positive approach to them all. And she continued to speak about the areas of her life that are beneficial locally.
“The United Way is doing their food drive to help all the food banks and I hope people will come to that at the Red River Ford dealership.”
You can often see Amanda hard at work at her “day job” at Medical Center Pharmacy on Radio Road in Durant.