Rise & Thrive: 11-4-17 Jeff Lara & Lisa Sydnor

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This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”

Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen on the OSJ App

Jeff Lara (left) Director of Operations for The Salvation Army, Central Oklahoma Area Command and Lisa Sydnor, (middle) Senior Programs Manager for The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.

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Jeff Lara is the Director of Operations for The Salvation Army, Central Oklahoma Area Command. He has served in that position since 2010 following 28 years in the Fire service.  Jeff started his public service career in Liberal, KS as a Firefighter/EMT before moving to Yukon to serve as the Assistant Chief in 1995 then 10 years as Fire Chief for the city of Yukon.

As Director of Operations, he oversees programs and services for homeless shelters, food pantries, social & disaster services, senior programs and transportation for Canadian, Cleveland and Oklahoma County.

Lisa Sydnor has more than 40 years’ experience in the nonprofit world.  She served 10 years each with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City University and American Red Cross in financial development. 

She served as International Chapter Director for Meeting Professionals International; CEO for Central Oklahoma Community Action and since 2012 has served as Senior Programs Manager for The Salvation Army, Central Oklahoma Area Command.