Laboratory Alliance of Central New York has announced that Mark Jordan will serve as director of human resources. Jordan returns to Laboratory Alliance from Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, where he was the director of human resources. Prior to his tenure at Van Duyn, he was the human resources manager for Ichor Therapeutics, Inc.
Jordan began his career as an analytical chemist supporting the pharmaceutical industry and then transitioned to a career in education, teaching regents and advanced placement chemistry to high school students. Discovering a new passion for social sciences, Jordan earned his doctorate in education with a focus on change leadership for social justice.
Jordan brings more than 20 years of experience in laboratory science, and seven years of prior experience with Laboratory Alliance in various roles. Initially he served as research and development specialist, playing a critical role in bringing on new tests. He later transitioned into the human resources department in the role of education coordinator. In this capacity he assumed several responsibilities including recruiting, training and onboarding new employees, and was the primary liaison to Laboratory Alliance’s clinical education partners.
Jordan earned a Doctor of Education in 2015 from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, and a bachelor of science in 2002 from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. He has his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.