Staatsburg, New York…Anderson Center for Autism announced today that it has named resident of Staatsburg and longtime member of its team, Anne Jordan, the new Director of Human Resources. Jordan will develop, coordinate, and lead all activities for the organization’s Human Resources department, including employee relations, professional development initiatives, recruitment efforts, hiring, benefits packages, and Anderson’s talent strategy for its roster of nearly 900 employees.
Jordan, who obtained a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University (2013), is a graduate of Empire State College (Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Economics, 2012; Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management, 2015). A Certified Professional with Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the newest member of Anderson’s leadership team also holds certification as a public librarian with the New York State Education Department. Anne also completed an Executive Leadership Program sponsored by the Dutchess County Chamber Foundation.
“Our Anderson team is full of highly qualified professionals who are deeply committed to carrying out our mission, and Anne Jordan is no exception. As we continue to attract and retain the top talent in our field, we are thrilled to have her expertise and heart leading our HR department. The depth and breadth of her knowledge in Human Resources, coupled with her dedication to our agency’s work enriching life for those we serve, make her an ideal fit for this role,” said Patrick Paul, CEO/Executive Director of Anderson Center for Autism.
Said Jordan, “I am honored to accept the position of Director of Human Resources for Anderson Center for Autism. Through collaboration and communication I plan to build upon the strategies already in place to recruit and retain dynamic team members. By consistent review and evaluation we will continue to offer our team members a robust benefits package, career tracks that provide professional development and growth, encourage education through our scholarship and incentive programs, and express appreciation for our almost 900 outstanding team members. The result is our well-trained, diverse, high-performing workforce who ‘optimize the quality of life for individuals with autism,’ as expressed in our mission statement.”
Jordan previously served as Anderson Center for Autism’s Assistant Director of Human Resources (2017-2020), responsible for day-to-day operations of the department, assisting in creating and implementing departmental plans, and overseeing benefits, employee relations, recruitment, retention, and staff development. Prior to that, Jordan was the Employee Relations Coordinator (2015-2017), Professional Assistant for Corporate Compliance (2009-2015), and before coming to Anderson, was the library director at Staatsburg Library.
The announcement of Jordan’s promotion follows the news that Anderson’s Chief Human Resource Officer, Bill Wilson, will retire from his position in February, 2021. Wilson has served the Anderson team since 1979 when he was tasked with the responsibility of creating the Human Resources Department, which required the creation of an employee handbook, benefits program, and wage and salary administration system. Wilson grew the department to a 14-person team over his tenure.
“We are very grateful for Bill’s leadership and service over the years; he has made a valuable, lasting contribution by positioning this department - and our entire organization - for ongoing success in the years to come. We will miss him, but we wish him much happiness and good health as he enjoys his well-deserved retirement,” said Paul.
Anderson Center for Autism is a nonprofit organization based in Staatsburg that provides educational, vocational, and residential services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control (2020), 1 in 54 people are diagnosed with the neurological disorder, which presents with communication, social, and sensory processing challenges.
For more information on the organization or to schedule a tour of Anderson, call 845.889.9208 or visit www.AndersonCenterForAutism.org.
About Anderson Center for Autism
Our mission at Anderson Center for Autism is to optimize the quality of life for people with autism.