We are thrilled to announce that Audrey Jordan joins the FFI staff May 1 in the newly created position of Director of Community Engagement and Evaluation, charged with ensuring that the voices and perspectives of individuals, families and communities who face multiple challenges ground and inform FFI’s work. Audrey’s depth of experience and relationships in community, research, evaluation and philanthropy will bring new capacity to FFI and its projects. She will play a key role in FFI’s California project, “Integrated Responses to Domestic Violence in California: Examining where differing assumptions about success impede or enable survivor wellbeing.”
Audrey most recently served as Partner, Grants, Investments and Assessment, at Boston Rising. Prior to that she was a loaned executive of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), working in Lawrence with Lawrence Community Works as the Director of Partnerships, Innovation and Evaluation. While at AECF, Audrey led the Foundation’s portfolio of work concerned with resident engagement, with a special focus on strengthening families’ positive social networks. Her previous fifteen years of work experience was in applied research, in particular, participatory evaluation research, first at the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and more recently through the Center for Public Policy Survey and Evaluation Research Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Audrey holds a Ph.D. and Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia. She loves spending time with her family of origin and is excited that she will be able to do that when she moves out to Los Angeles later this year. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org