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Our Leadership

Executive Team

Miki Jordan
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.


Jay Allen
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.


Kami Mann
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.


Barry Feinberg
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.).


Carmen Garcia
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.

 

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Board of Directors

Chair
Harold A. Davidson, D.B.A.

Vice Chairs

Robert D. Held
Richard L. Kaplan, C.P.A.

Treasurer

Scott Farkas

Members

Gail S. Buchalter
Vera R. Campbell
Ed Chambliss
Barry Charles
Gary D. Cohen, Esq.
Louise Cooley Davis, M.D.
Linda Myerson Dean
Howard D. Fabrick, Esq.
Timothy E. Ford, Esq.
Miki Jordan
Jonathan I. Macy, M.
Peter Menard
George J. Mihlsten, Esq.
Scott C. Rosser
Laurie Rubin
Barry Smooke
Sanford Weiss
Brent Williams
Stevie Wonder
 

Chair Emeriti
Barbara F. Bentley
William Bloomfield
Davre Davidson
Howard Fabrick, Esq.
Seymour Fabrick
John Isaacson
Jonathan I. Macy, M.D.
George Karlin
Sanford B. Weiss

President and CEO
Miki Jordan

Professional Team

  • Lois Booth, M.S.
    Principal
  • Paul Boyle, Ph.D.
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Mayra Caldera
    Teacher of the Visually Impaired
  • Corina Casco, L.C.S.W.
    Associate Vice President of Children's Services
  • Louise Davis, M.D.
    Opthalmologist
  • Barry Feinberg, L.C.S.W.
    Vice President of Clinical & Regional Services
  • Syed Naqvi, M.D.
    Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic, Cedars-Sinai
  • Donald A. Ouimet, M.Ed.
    Vice President of Programs
  • Virgina Piper, M.A.
    Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • Lisa Rueda, Psy.D.
    Director of Clinical Services
  • Richard Saunders, Ph.D.
    Behavioral Psychologist, University of Kansas
  • Rebecca Sweet
    Occupational Therapist
  • Bill Takeshita, O.D.
    Chief of Optometry, Center for the Partially Sighted

Junior Blind's Values

  • Putting people first.
  • Communicating effectively and transparently.
  • Engaging others through collaboration and inclusiveness.
  • Achieving meaningful and measurable results.
  • Continuously improving quality.
  • Exceeding expectations and inspiring through excellence.
  • Responsibly stewarding resources.