Jordan Deines, LCSW

FA Research Fund - Family Services Director

Jordan Deines

Jordan joins the FARF team as Family Services Director, a role well-suited for her education and experience working with families facing challenges in healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, then went on to earn her master’s in social work. Finally, she recently obtained her license in clinical social work. In her last role, Jordan worked with families and survivors of trauma in a hospital setting and is eager to now join the nonprofit world. “I have had a heart for nonprofit work since I was a child. I'm honored to be joining a team that promotes and aids access to quality research, education, programs, resources, community empowerment, and quality healthcare services to those affected by this complex illness.”

Jordan is a big believer in empowering people with the tools they need to overcome their challenges, rather than telling people how to overcome their challenges. “It's the difference between working WITH a population and working ON a population. Most folks have what it takes to face their challenges, oftentimes they benefit from someone to remind them of their strengths. This is how I envision my role at FARF, reminding individuals and families of their incredible strengths and supporting them along their journey. Additionally, I look forward to working with those affected by FA to create effective programs that will facilitate empowerment within the FA community at large.”

When she’s not working with the FA community, you could find Jordan taking on any number of outdoor activities, including hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. She’s also an avid traveler, having visited 21 countries and counting!

Which qualities do you appreciate the most in others? Humility, compassion, thoughtfulness, and a sense of humor.