Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities
Community Liaison, Administrative Core
Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Inc.
143-145 E. Main Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
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 District area for the past twenty years.
In 1989, she began employment with Centro Civico. At this time she was hired to coordinate the Liberty Partnership Program (LPP), a program serving youth at-risk of dropping out of high school. The LPP is funded through the New York State Education Department. Mrs. Alomar succeeded in making LPP a statewide, community-based model program with over a ninety-five percent rate. Within six months of her employment, she was promoted as Deputy Director, 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 Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The organization has been recognized as a model service provider utilizing innovative education and intervention methodologies which highlight the possibilities of transformation within the Hispanic and low-income communities. The agency budget has grown over $1 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’s new home is called, “La Segunda Casa Community Center.”
Mrs. Alomar has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. She has served as the Assistant to the Dean of Continuing Education at Siena College and as the Director of Education at Stratford Business School.
Ladan has served on many boards over the years including: Fulmont Action Agency, NY State Human Rights Council, WMHT, TV Stations 17 and 45, The Women’s Building, Capital District HOSPICE and Center for Women in Government.