Miki Jordan is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the organization’s board of directors. She is known for her visionary leadership, innovation and unwavering commitment to the most vulnerable children, adults and families.
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.
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.
Karen Alvord has dedicated her career to Lilliput, with more than 30 years of service to the organization, last 14 of which she served as CEO. In 2020, Lilliput became a part of Wayfinder Family Services and Alvord became executive vice president and chief impact officer for the organization.
Alvord has dedicated her career to creating and overseeing child welfare practices that promote child well-being 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 a master’s degree in business from North Park University and a master’s degree in 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.
Carol Ramirez, LCSW, has been with Lilliput since 1994 and serves as the Vice President and Chief Program Officer. She is a powerful advocate for children serving in multiple leadership roles, including past board member for Voice for Adoption. Carol has extensive child welfare experience and leadership as well as advocacy and policy work. Carol received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social work from California State University Sacramento and is a licensed clinical social worker.
Board of Directors
Miki Jordan // Board Member