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Bryan Evans Named New CEO of The Father Center of New Jersey, Succeeding Karen Andrade-Mims

Trenton, NJ (March 11, 2024): The Father Center of New Jersey (TFCNJ), a growing nonprofit organization that provides innovative programs and services to support men in meeting the responsibilities of fatherhood, is delighted to announce the appointment of Bryan Evans as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2024. Evans will succeed Karen Andrade-Mims, who is retiring after more than 16 transformative years of leadership. Throughout her tenure, Andrade-Mims elevated TFCNJ into a pivotal source of support and growth for fathers and their families across New Jersey. 

Evans’ appointment as the leader of TFCNJ marks a significant step toward the organization’s ambitious growth and expansion goals. With more than 15 years of executive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with a notable tenure in the corporate world, Evans brings a wealth of experience and a track record of delivering successful outcomes for underserved communities across the region. Over the past six years, Evans has been involved in efforts to catalyze community and economic development opportunities in Trenton, New Jersey, in his role as Senior Vice President of Greater Trenton, as well as in his capacity as Chairman of the Trenton Downtown Association. 

Under Evans’ leadership, TFCNJ is poised to enhance its visibility and impact within the community with a focus on several key areas, including demonstrating the impact of TFCNJ’s programs on the career, personal and parenting development of men and fathers; building a development capacity to increase the agency’s ability to advance its mission; expanding service into the Hispanic population to better serve increasingly diverse communities; and laying the groundwork for expanding TFCNJ’s footprint across the state of New Jersey. 

“Bryan Evans has a clear vision for the future of this organization,” says Karen Andrade-Mims. “He is deeply committed to our mission, and he brings years of experience building impactful partnerships within our community. I am confident he will continue to move The Father Center of New Jersey forward by leading with integrity and compassion.” 

Evans’ strategic vision for TFCNJ involves a comprehensive approach to growth, focusing on both internal development and external engagement. By leveraging his extensive experience and leadership skills, Evans is well-positioned to guide TFCNJ toward achieving its goals, making a lasting impact on the communities it serves and enhancing the organization’s role as a leader in fatherhood programming. 

“The Father Center of New Jersey holds a special place in my heart, and I deeply value the agency for empowering fathers to profoundly influence their families’ lives socially, emotionally and financially,” says Evans. “Since 2008, Karen has adeptly navigated through both difficult challenges and exciting transformations that have propelled the organization in ways that no one thought was possible. I look forward to building on her legacy and leading the organization into its next growth phase.” 

By emphasizing career counseling and workforce development initiatives, TFCNJ equips fathers with the necessary skills to financially provide for their families. The organization offers comprehensive support, including emotional, social and economic resources, enabling fathers to better their lives and, consequently, the lives of their children. Presently, the agency aids over 1,500 fathers annually, assisting them in fostering robust, nurturing connections with their children. 

As TFCNJ welcomes Bryan Evans, the organization looks forward to a new chapter of growth, impact and community engagement under his leadership. 

About The Father Center of New Jersey 

The Father Center is an innovative community organization, located in Trenton and Burlington, NJ, that offers fathers the emotional, social and economic resources they need to improve their lives and those of their children. From stress management training and anger management programs to adult computer classes, The Father Center supports men in gaining life skills to be there for their families. When fathers are empowered to be good partners, the entire community benefits.