Jordan Deines, LCSW

FA Research Fund - Family Services Director

Jordan Deines

Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, then went on to earn her master’s in social work. Most recently, she obtained her license in clinical social work. In her previous roles, Jordan worked with families and survivors of trauma in a hospital setting and brings her wealth of experience to her role as FARF Family Services Director. She works closely with those affected by FA to create effective programs that will facilitate empowerment within the FA community at large. "I'm honored to serve on 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 see my role at FARF, reminding individuals and families of their incredible strengths and supporting them along their journey."

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!