Chief Executive Officer
Miki Jordan is the chief executive officer of Wayfinder Family Services and a member of the organization’s board of directors. Jordan joined Wayfinder in 2006, becoming only the third president since the organization’s founding in 1953. She is known for her visionary leadership, innovation and unwavering commitment to the most vulnerable children, adults and families. Under her leadership, Wayfinder has built upon its legacy of excellence by expanding the depth and reach of its programs and services, growing from a budget of $10.5 million to more than $35 million in 2018-19.
Prior to joining Wayfinder, Jordan was president and CEO of Para Los Niños for 14 years. She transformed the agency from a grassroots organization to one of Los Angeles’ most well respected social service organizations. She was chair of the board of directors of VisionServe Alliance from 2013 to 2016 and currently chairs its governance committee. She is on the board of directors of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, and she is a member of the CEO council of the Alliance for Strong Human Service Agencies, a national organization dedicated to achieving a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults and families. Previously, Jordan was on the board of directors of the Child Welfare League of America and the Association of Community Human Service Agencies.
Jordan has received several leadership awards, including Outstanding Professional from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Non-Profit CEO of the Year from the Los Angeles Business Journal, and the Best of LA Women’s Business Award in the category of Woman of Philanthropy, jointly presented by the Los Angeles Lakers and Comerica Bank. Also, she was the first recipient of the Community Leadership Achiever Award, presented by the Association of Multi-Cultural Concerns, an affiliate of the California Council of the Blind. In 2016, she received the Excellence in Leadership Award from VisionServe Alliance, which honors a leader who makes outstanding contributions to the development and provision of services, influences policy and mentors future leaders.
Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas and a master’s in organizational development from Chapman University. Jordan completed a postgraduate program through the College of Executive Coaching and is a certified professional coach