Emma Jordan-Simpson

Director, Social Services

(212) 867-5577, Ext. 211

Emma Jordan-Simpson is the Director of Social Services at Harris Rand Lusk.  Her professional experience includes more than 20 years of executive leadership in the social services sector.

As Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund – New York, Dr. Jordan-Simpson worked with advocates to name and address New York’s cradle to prison pipeline crisis, to close abusive youth prisons and to redirect resources to invest in youth and their communities.  As Executive Director of Girls Incorporated of New York City, she led the expansion of the urban Girls Inc. model program, partnering with youth agencies in all five boroughs to expand gender equity training and quality gender specific programming. Dr. Jordan-Simpson served as Executive Vice President at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, where she facilitated the creation of the first SCORE @ Restoration Plaza, revitalized community arts and cultural institutions and created after school education and youth leadership programs.

Dr. Jordan-Simpson has completed board service in higher education and currently serves on the boards of a community foundation and several nonprofit organizations. She earned a Doctor of Ministry (with distinction) from Drew Theological Seminary; a Certificate in Not for Profit Management, Executive Level from the Columbia Business School Institute for Not for Profit Management; a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary (NYC), and a B.A. from Fisk University.


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