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Mrs. Ladan Alomar is currently Executive Director of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Inc., a not-for-profit, community-based organization located in Amsterdam, New York. She has been an active resident of the Capital Region for the past thirty years.

She first began employment with Centro Civico in 1989. At the time, she was hired to coordinate the Liberty Partnership Program (LPP), which served youth at-risk of dropping out of high school. The LPP was funded through the New York State Education Department. Mrs. Alomar succeeded in making LPP a statewide, community-based model program with a graduation rate of over 95%. Within six months of her employment, she was promoted to Deputy Director of Operations and three years later, became the second person to hold the title of Executive Director for the organization.

Under her direction, the agency continues to provide comprehensive services to the children and families of the Capital Region. The organization has been recognized as a model service provider, utilizing innovative education and intervention strategies which highlight the possibilities of transformation within the Hispanic and low-income communities. The agency budget has grown to $2 million per year. In addition, she was successful in raising the capital needed to purchase and renovate property to house the agency’s operations. Today Centro Civico owns a city block. The new home is called La Segunda Casa Community Center and the agency’s slogan is “Building Community One Block at a Time.”

Mrs. Alomar has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. She has served as Director of Education at Stratford Business School and Student Adviser at Siena College.

Ladan is a community-minded individual who has served on many boards including:

  • Fulmont Action Agency
  • Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation
  • New York State Folklore Society
  • New York State Human Rights Council
  • Albany-Schenectady League of Arts
  • WMHT, TV Stations 17 and 45
  • The Women’s Building
  • Capital District Hospice
  • Center for Women in Government
  • Amsterdam YMCA
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Regents Commission on Library Services
  • Rockefeller Center for Women in Government & Civil Society
  • Hospice
  • Amsterdam-Florida-Glen Empire Zone
  • Nutrition Consortium of NYS
  • The Art Center of the Capital Region
  • Girl Scouts of New York (Multicultural)
  • School of Public Health Prevention Research Center Community Advisory Board

Ladan is currently on the following boards:

  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services
  • Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, University at Albany
  • Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc.

Advisory Boards:

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations (Multi-Cultural)
  • New York Latino Research and Resources Network Advisory Board
  • Fulmont Montgomery Community College (Human Services Advisory Board)
  • School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Albany
  • NY Connects State Long Term Care Advisory Council
  • NYS Alzheimer’s Association

Special Awards and Recognitions:

  • Ladan Alomar Endowed Scholarship Fund, 2010
  • La Estrella Award 2009 by Capital District 100 Hispanic Women
  • New York State Senate 2008 Woman of Distinction, by Senator Hugh T. Farley
  • 2007 Director’s Community Leadership Award, by FBI Director
  • Advancing the Status of Women 2007, Soroptimist International of Fulton County
  • Governor’s 2005 Award for Excellence, Women’s History Month
  • 2001 Community Service Award, Latino Association for the NY State University of Albany
  • 2001 Minority Small Business Advocate Award, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 1999 Excellence in Community Service Award, South American Spanish Association
  • 1999 Community Service Award, John Boshart Award – Fulmont Community Action Center
  • 1998 Community Service Award, Psychological Association of Northeastern New York
  • 1998 Community Service Award, Centro Civico Hispano-Americano, Albany, New York
  • 1997 Special Citizen Award, The Salvation Army
  • 1997 Community Service Award, The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • 1995 Service Award, New York State Division of Human Rights
  • 1994 Humanitarian Award, Latin American Caribbean Cultural Arts Festival
  • 1992 Leadership Award, NY State Hispanic Youth Institute, New York State Legislature
  • 1990 New York Learns, Documentary on Liberty Partnership Program for Outstanding Achievements