New board leadership is ready to take one•n•ten – a growing, dynamic non-profit that serves the LQBTQ youth community – to new levels. Carmen Jandacek recently took over the role as board president with unanimous support from its board of directors. Jandacek is a human resources professional who has worked at APS since 1996 and is currently consulting within the company’s Ethics Office.
Jandacek is joined on the executive committee by Rick McCartney, INMEDIA Company as vice chair, Kelley Densham, Charles Schwab as secretary, and Janae Ben-Shabat, Seacret Spa, as treasurer. Jandacek and the board will serve their terms for one year.
“Carmen steps in as our new board chair at a time when we’ve hit new heights of performance, service and outreach to the LGBTQ youth in our Valley struggling with issues of bullying, self-acceptance, fitting in and seeking a way to excel in life,” said Linda Elliott, one•n•ten’s executive director. “We continue to need visionary leadership to help us step up in big ways, especially given that some service providers have closed their doors. Carmen takes the helm from Thom Brodeur who deftly steered our efforts for the past two years and continues to serve our mission with passion and commitment. We are fortunate to have such strong board members who are working hard to support our future.”
“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with one•n•ten for the last couple of years and to see how this organization changes lives every day,” said Jandacek. “While I get to support people within a company who are seeking to climb their career ladders, it’s an additional honor to assist those seeking to shape their careers and their lives while facing a great many barriers to even get to the first rung. At one•n•ten, we have the opportunity to change that paradigm.”
one•n•ten is in the middle of an exciting transition into a new location that will support the growing needs of the teens and young adults it serves. Its new offices are located at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, and will include the organization’s Q High and Youth Center.
Founded in 1993, one•n•ten is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting LGBTQ youth. They provide youth aged 14 to 24 with tools to improve self-esteem by providing access to social programs that promote self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices. one•n•ten provides a comprehensive set of programs and services, including supportive youth centers, housing programs, employment programs, Q High, athletics, arts and music, and partnerships with national LGBTQ organizations. one•n•ten is building a world where all LGBTQ youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities and empowered to lead.