Latino Community Association Transitions to New Leadership

Latino Community Association Transitions to New Leadership

After 17 years as Executive Director with the Latino Community Association (LCA), Brad Porterfield is passing on the leadership torch to make space for new energy and ideas that will propel LCA into its next phase of development. In December 2022, Porterfield told the staff and board that he felt the time was right for new leadership at LCA, and for him to begin a new chapter as well.

“It’s been an absolute honor to serve our Latino families, to help build and work alongside such an amazing team, our volunteers and community partners over the years,” Porterfield said. He noted that LCA was one of few nonprofits in Central Oregon with nearly 25 years of history.

“To have gone through the economic crash of 2008 and the COVID-19 pandemic and come out stronger than ever shows a lot of grit and passion,” Porterfield said. “We have an amazing team and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the journey.”

Porterfield gave his notice as LCA was launching a strategic planning process with Reyna Consulting Group. Six months into this process, LCA’s board of directors decided to begin the transition now.

As of June 23, Porterfield serves as Advisor to the Leadership Transition Team. Members are Daniel Altamirano Hernández, interim Executive Director of Administration, Policy & Partnerships (former administrative assistant), and Mary Murphy, interim Deputy Director of Development, Programming & Operations (former volunteer coordinator).

Meanwhile, the board will work with staff and the community on visioning future leadership and a search for a permanent ED.

“Brad Porterfield embodies exceptional leadership, driving transformative growth within the Latino Community Association,” said LCA Board President Zavier Borja. “With visionary guidance, he fostered a family environment, nurturing and growing a talented staff, all while expanding the organization’s budget to unprecedented levels. We honor Brad’s remarkable contributions … to a thriving Latino community.”

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