The merger became official on July 1, 2020. We anticipate that integration will be complete before the end of 2020.
We are merging two very dynamic management teams and staffs. Miki Jordan, who has led Wayfinder for 14 years, is our president and chief executive officer. Karen Alvord, who has worked for Lilliput for the last 30 years and led the organization as chief executive officer for the last 14 years, has assumed the role of Wayfinder’s Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, with oversight of Lilliput’s operation as well as some statewide functions.
All programs and services will remain intact. In fact, this merger will allow us to combine our core competencies and enhance our impact. We are excited about blending the unique skill sets of each agency to make us a stronger organization. Over time, we will be able to serve more children, youth and families in more geographic areas throughout California.
Our service area will span across California, making us one of most comprehensive social service organizations in the state. All office locations will remain the same.
Lilliput is joining Wayfinder Family Services and will be known as Lilliput, a part of Wayfinder Family Services.