The Orthodox Christian Fellowship [OCF] Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director, Jennifer Nahas, beginning August 1, 2011. The past two months, OCF has led an extensive search for a new Executive Director with numerous applicants applying for the position.
Under Jennifer’s leadership, the organization will continue its long history of assisting college-aged Orthodox Christians in being fully present and active in their faith, their church and society by providing a connection to Christ and His Church during their years in post secondary education.
Jennifer comes to the organization with extensive organizational development work in the field of youth development and education. She earned a Master of Management in Human Services from Brandeis University and is the founder of Brigham Nahas Research Associates, an evaluation and strategic planning organization that specializes in qualitative research, strategic planning, and organizational development.
Father Mark Leondis, OCF Board Chairman stated, “We are pleased to bring Jennifer on as the new Executive Director of OCF, as we believe she will successfully implement the vision of the OCF Board, Chaplains and Students.
She is passionate about facilitating student leadership, supporting local OCF chapter efforts and addressing the diverse needs of Orthodox college students. Her long-term vision is to create sustainable Orthodox communities on college campuses, but for the short term she will focus on building OCF’s infrastructure to deliver quality programming that supports local, student-run chapters through the assistance of the Student Advisory Board and Regional Chaplains Network. “Our focus will be on ensuring all new students are connected to a local chapter.
Representing the Orthodox Church in America on the OCF board is Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak.