As the executive director for the Sacramento Region, Gordon leads the staff as they serve children in crisis and their families. He came to Uplift Family Services after 10 years at Stanford Home, a non-profit agency in Sacramento, where he was associate executive director of programs and research and program director for every program offered at the agency. Before that he served as executive director at Maple Star in Nevada (now owned by Providence Service Corporation).
Gordon has published and presented numerous research papers on Wraparound services, foster care issues and restorative justice. Gordon received his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba in Canada. He was named “2007 Social Worker of the Year” by the Sacramento Unit of the National Association of Social Workers.