Each quarter, we will feature an LCRC Staff member in the Advocate Newsletter. We want our supporters and those interested in what we do to have the opportunity to get to know the individuals that make up the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center team. This quarter, please enjoy getting to know our Executive Director Jan Logan.
What is your title at LCRC? Executive Director
What does that entail? I’m responsible for the overall accountability for agency leadership in areas of resource development, financial management, community relations, strategic planning, operational planning, human resource management and program development.
How long have you been with LCRC? I will celebrate 9 years on September 26, 2014.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? Knowing that our wonderful staff is able to support and help the many clients in need and crisis in our community.
What is the most challenging part of your job? As we go about our work with clients, it often becomes painfully apparent where additional staffing is needed in order to do our best work and provide our clients with the most robust services. Unfortunately, funding limitations do not allow for these additional payroll expenses resulting in staff contributing in many varied roles.
What is your background? My major was Business Administration. My husband and I raised 3 children and I went back to work approximately 20 years ago. I worked as a Sr. Vice President of an organization that promoted the growth and development of high potential women in corporate America. When I joined the company it was in its second year. During my time there, we expanded offices throughout the country allowing women to attend meetings to network with other women as well as attend educational forums. However, our most important role was assigning each woman a mentor who was accomplished and experienced in the position the female aspired to in their career.
What is your dream vacation? Staying in a 5 star hotel in the Bahamas.
What is your favorite food? Mexican
Who is the most influential person(s) in your life? After being married almost 39 years, my husband is the most influential person in my life. He is my best friend and continually provides me with support, suggestions, constructive feedback and wants the best for me. I truly value him, his love and friendship.
What brought you to LCRC? A woman by the name of Jeanne Mercer suggested I apply for the position after getting to know me in a restaurant in the area I helped my aunt operate. All my life I have had a strong passion for advancing women and protecting children.
What is your favorite movie? Pretty Woman
Do you have a favorite childhood memory? Playing a card game (whist) with my grandparents. It was a daily occurrence while we lived in their home and I loved it!