As of October 31, 2016 Olan E. Mack is the new Executive Director of the Seneca County House of Concern. Mack will fill the vacancy created by Rhonda (Pollino) Jasper’s departure in September to join the United Way of Seneca County. The selection was made after a month long search with several applicants and numerous interviews.
“Olan comes to us with great recommendations,” says Larry Driscoll, chair of the search committee. “He will bring leadership and creativity to the Seneca County House of Concern’s mission with a deep sense of commitment to community and those who are less fortunate. He has served for many years, as Executive Director at various nonprofits, which gives him a wide range of experience and perspective.”
Mack’s resume includes over 20 years of executive administration in the nonprofit and for profit sector. Olan attended Syracuse University and Columbia College and was a HIV educator in the late 1990’s. He has served as executive director of Offender Aid and Restoration in Ithaca, the Southside Community Center in Ithaca and the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. He has also served as Vice President and President of Greater Syracuse Works, a work force related agency. Olan’s experience includes providing administration assistance; grant writing, supervision of staff, advocacy, community outreach, public relations, marketing and fundraising.
“The service of basic needs with dignity and respect doesn’t get any more human and essential than that! I look forward to working with the Seneca County House of Concern in the service of families in Seneca County, providing them with some basic needs, services and support.”, said Olan.
As Executive Director, Mack will oversee the organization, which serves, on average, 450 households per month in Seneca County with food assistance through the food pantry as well as various advocacy programs and charitable projects.