Karen Alvord, LCSW, MBA

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Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer


Karen Alvord joined the Wayfinder team in 2020 as executive vice president and chief impact officer after a merger with Lilliput Families. Karen served at Lilliput for more than 30 years, and as CEO for the last 14 years.

Alvord has dedicated her career to creating and overseeing child welfare practices that promote child well-bring and thriving families. Alvord is the past board president of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, has served on the board of directors of Voice for Adoption and as a member of Sacramento’s CPS Oversight Committee.

She is a licensed clinical social worker and holds master’s degrees in business from North Park University and social work from California State University, Sacramento. She holds certificates in nonprofit management and organizational development and completed leadership programs with Sierra Health Foundation and the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.