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COLEMAN JOINS PIVOT AS NEW SHELTER DIRECTOR
Director’s unique background will serve to connect with and further empower youth
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Aug. 27, 2018 — Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth, has named Brondalyn “Nicole” Coleman as director of its Family Junction Emergency Youth Shelter.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome someone of Nicole’s caliber to our team,” said Kami Kuykendall, Pivot president and CEO. “Her leadership experience and rapport with our youth will prove invaluable to our organization and the teens and families we serve.”
Coleman brings more than five years of management experience working with marginalized youth. She served most recently as child welfare liaison for Sunbeam Family Services. As the founding member and co-chair of the Foster Care Alumni of America, Oklahoma chapter, Coleman knows first-hand how important a support system is in the life of a young person.
“It’s a complete honor to be selected to direct Pivot’s youth shelter and be a part of a true bedrock of the community,” said Coleman. “My personal goal is to not only meet the basic and emergency needs of each child but to provide them with access to tools and resources to help them thrive. Even if they are only with us for a short time, every child should know what it’s like to receive unconditional support.”
In her new role, Coleman will oversee shelter operations to include staff development and training, scheduling of educational and extracurricular activities of shelter youth, and overall safety of and emotional support for residents and staff. Coleman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Oklahoma State University. She is a board member of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.
Coleman replaces Christina Craft who, after fifteen years, moved on to pursue a career as the managing agent for the Jeremy Thomas Quartet.