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Volunteerism and Service Commission elects new leadership

Daron Jordan of Madisonville elected chairman, DeAnna Brangers of Louisville is vice chairwoman

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 27, 2012) –The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) recently elected Daron Jordan as commission chairman and DeAnna Brangers as vice chairwoman.

KCCVS is part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). Members serve faith-based and nonprofit organizations to meet critical educational, environmental and safety needs. KCCVS also administers Kentucky’s AmeriCorps national service programs.

CHFS Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander said he is confident in the leadership of Jordan and Brangers.

“Daron and DeAnna have shown such a commitment to service both through KCCVS and in their own efforts,” he said. “Each has demonstrated a passion for the work of the commission and will continue to inspire others to engage in volunteerism.”

Since Jordan’s appointment in 2009 by Governor Steve Beshear, he has been very involved in the commission, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Program Committee. He lives in Madisonville and serves as the city’s community development director. Jordan is also president of DEJ Enterprises LLC, a consulting business he formed in 2001. In addition, Jordan has held a wide variety of private and public sector jobs.

Jordan is married to Tricia Ann Jordan, Ph.D., director of the West Area Health Education Center and a teacher at Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University.

Jordan succeeds Aaron Anderkin, who served as KCCVS chairman for three years.

Beshear appointed Brangers to the commission in 2011. She lives in Louisville with her husband, Jason. She is a full-time mom of four children and volunteers at numerous organizations, boards and committees. Brangers holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Campbellsville University and has worked as a political consultant and executive recruiter.

Brangers succeeds Janet Gates who served as KCCVS vice chairwoman for two years.

The commission is a statewide, bipartisan group comprised of 25 members, appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds. Learn more about the KCCVS at www.volunteerKY.ky.gov.