Jordan Redmond has been appointed executive director of Los Alamos Family Council. Photo Courtesy LAFC
The Los Alamos Family Council, a local non-profit dedicated to serving Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1962, has announced the appointment of Jordan Redmond as executive director.
Redmond will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime executive director Joy Beery in November 2018. The position was temporary filled by LAFC Program Director Cheryl Pongratz, who will be retiring in April. Redmond has been director of both the Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers since November 2016.
A graduate of Lincoln Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Norwich University with an MS, Redmond is currently pursuing his PhDin Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University.
“The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have selected Jordan Redmond as LAFC’s new executive director,” said Anne Kain, LAFC Board President. “Jordan has always been a very involved contributor to our community. He has done a great job as director of the Youth Activity Centers and we look forward to what he will bring in his new role as executive director of LAFC.”
Redmond has moved the youth centers into a new era with annual electronic registration, expanding programming for middle school students to include Friday night Hawk Hangouts during the Summer Concert Series, partnering with the Los Alamos Historical Society to offer Summer History Adventures to all attending the YAC, and improved attendance rates to reach near maximum capacity.
“Los Alamos Family Council has a long history of helping members of this community through a wide variety of programs,” said Redmond. “My being asked by the Board of Directors to take the lead of this organization is a great honor. I am excited to help shape the future for LAFC.”
The Los Alamos Family Council offers a wide range of counseling services including: individual, couple and group programs, help for substance abuse, DWI school and court assessments, in addition to two youth centers. Many programs are funded by Los Alamos County, the United Way of Northern New Mexico and grants from partnering organizations.