Jorie Das (She/Her)

Executive Director

For more than ten years, Jorie Das has successfully managed and developed nonprofit organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area, emphasizing youth programming and advocacy for vulnerable communities. She is an experienced youth development specialist and Organizational Development Professional with a solid history of success in the child welfare landscape. She is committed to building strong families, delivering effective services, and significantly improving outcomes for children in the child welfare system.

In 2019, Jorie joined Friends LA as Chief of Staff, overseeing all strategic initiatives and operations. Under her leadership, Jorie has strengthened organizational capacity, including doubling the number of youth served, launching a new satellite office in Antelope Valley, building relationships with private and public agencies, and expanding programs to new service planning areas.

Before joining Friends LA, she served as Interim Executive Director at InsideOUT Writers and worked in executive leadership roles at Baby2Baby and Free Arts.

Jorie holds a BA in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon and an MA in International Affairs and Business from Chapman University. She also served in the Peace Corps as a community health agent in Niger while working on various community projects.

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