Los Angeles, CA – Pathways LA, a non-profit organization that works to ensure access to quality, developmentally appropriate, and educationally stimulating childcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamika Farr, MBA, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1978 Pathways LA is regarded as an early leader in promoting childcare programs that are inclusive of all children, including those with special needs.
“Only 1 out of 9 children have access to quality child care. I am eager to work with the Pathways LA team and our elected officials to develop policies that will change this ratio, ensuring that all children have access to the quality child care required to pave their pathway to success,” said Farr.
Farr brings more than 20 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations, most recently serving as Executive Director of El Centro de Amistad, where she expanded the organization’s service area and programming two new locations. As CEO of Pathways LA, Farr will oversee the organization’s $28M budget and its programs that assist vulnerable working families, support childcare providers and educational services, and advocate for economically resilient communities. In her new role, Farr will guide the organization’s strategic planning process to ensure expansion, a focus on DEI, increased community connections and more.
The appointment of Farr follows a thorough recruitment process overseen by the Pathways LA Board of Directors in partnership with Envision Consulting—a minority-owned firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in executive search, organizational strategy, merger exploration and executive leadership transitions.