President and Chief Executive Officer
Miki Jordan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Junior Blind, as well as a member of the organization's board of directors. With nearly 30 years of experience in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, fiscal management and fundraising, Jordan joined Junior Blind in 2006 as only the third president in 53 years. Currently, Jordan serves on the Board of VisionServe Alliance and the Association of Community Human Service Agencies.
Previously, Ms. Jordan served as President and CEO of Para Los Niños and in 2005, was named Non-Profit CEO of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ms. Jordan holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The University of Texas and a master's degree in organizational development from Chapman University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
As the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jay Allen has ultimate responsibility for the daily operations and activities of Junior Blind programs and services. Mr. Allen joined Junior Blind in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in the social services field, including the effective management of residential, rehabilitation, educational and recreational programs. Mr. Allen also currently serves as Chair of the California Agencies for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). Mr. Allen holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Lesley University and a master's degree in health care administration from Framingham State University.
Laura M. Hardy
Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing
As the Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing, Laura Hardy is responsible for raising private support for Junior Blind from individuals, corporations and foundations. In addition, she directs all marketing and media relations efforts. Prior to joining Junior Blind in 2006, Ms. Hardy served as Vice President of Development for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and directed major gift fundraising for The Carter Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Vanderbilt University.
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Kami Mann is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, auditing and governmental reporting. Mr. Mann joined Junior Blind in 1989 and has nearly 33 years of experience in finance and accounting for the non-profit sector. Mr. Mann holds a master's degree in business administration from Northrop University.
Vice President of Clinical and Regional Services
Barry Feinberg is the Vice President of Clinical and Regional Services and responsible for overseeing and supporting Junior Blind's Children's Residential and Group Home Programs, campus- and community-based mental health services, accreditation and quality improvement, as well as various specific strategic plan initiatives. Mr. Feinberg has more than 30 years of direct practice and administrative and managerial experience in children's services. He has provided consultation and technical support to leading child welfare and children's mental health agencies around the state and played a pivotal role in shaping policy initiatives and legislation at the local and state level, which resulted in the development of new funding and program initiatives for kinship and community based mental health and child welfare services. He received his master's degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and is a California licensed clinician of social work (L.C.S.W.).
Vice President of Operations and Human Resources
Carmen Garcia is the Vice President of Operations and Human Resources and is responsible for the oversight of Junior Blind's administrative and information technology services, human resources department, food services, facilities and risk management, transportation and security. Ms. Garcia, who joined Junior Blind in 1998, holds a bachelor's degree in management from Pepperdine University.
Donald A. Ouimet
Vice President of Programs
With more than 30 years of experience in education, specializing with children who are visually impaired and multi-disabled, Don Ouimet is responsible for overseeing and supporting our Infant & Early Childhood Program, Special Education School, After School Enrichment Program, Vision Screening Program, Recreation Services, Student Transition & Enrichment Programs (STEP), Advanced Assistive Technology Training Program, and the Davidson Program for Independence. Prior to joining Junior Blind, Mr. Ouimet was the Director of Oregon School for the Blind, as well as a teacher, program coordinator and an administrator at Maryland School for the Blind. He has a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Maryland and completed the certificate program for Teacher of Visually Impaired Children at Pennsylvania College of Optometry.