Board Members
Patricia James Jordan, Ph.D. | Sandra James LaForey | Jack M. Jordan | Kanika Brooks | Miguel Rosario | Olisa Christian
Jack M. Jordan
Jack M. Jordan
"I'm sorry that I never knew Juanita James; I'm happy to contribute to her proud legacy."

During a dinner date, in January, 1991, Jack Jordan first heard about the JJMSF from his new friend, Pat James. He mentioned that he was the President of the NYC Housing Police Benevolent Association (PBA), and she mentioned that she administered a scholarship program for housing project residents in the Bronx. Jack immediately became a very generous contributor, an avid and impressive fund raiser, and a JJMSF mentor. One year later, he became Pat's husband.

Jack grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, where he also lived in housing projects. He attended Thomas Jefferson HS, St. Francis College, and John Jay College. After his honorable discharge from the US Army, Jack joined the NYC Housing Police Department where he rose to the rank of detective, and he earned the department's highest award: the Medal of Honor. His interest and arduous work in the PBA resulted in his becoming the first African-American president of a uniformed police force in the country. He again made history when he was re-elected an unprecedented five terms.

Jack has three daughters: Crystal, Jacquelynn, and Alexa Juanita.