Ron Drews, President, CEO
Ron has thirty years of experience in progressively more responsible leadership and administrative positions with demonstrated experience in providing vision and leadership to staff and diverse constituencies. He has extensive experience in program planning, financial management, human resource management, resource development, and staff training. He is particularly effective in accessing and securing resources from private and government sources to create innovative solutions to long-term concerns. He enjoys and shows strength in assessing situations, problem solving, developing protocols and leading teams.Ron has served on board leadership positions in numerous non-profits and enjoys collaborative partnerships and projects.
Ron served for thirteen years as the President/CEO for Lutheran Social Services of New York, accepted the same position at Lutheran Social Services of Southern California now doing business as LSS Community Care. Called to this position, he will continue his successful lifelong career in urban social service ministries.
The work in Southern California aligns well with his work experience. Both organizations’ mission is to serve the poor and break the cycle of poverty through progressive social service efforts. While in New York, the agency grew exponentially in the number of people served, staffing and funds raised. LSS Community Care’s programs and services complement Ron’s experience.
As a member of the executive management team, Mickey Rubinson serves as Chief Financial Officer for LSS. He is responsible for accounting, finances, information technology, human resources, payroll, grants management, and contract negotiations. Mickey leads all members of the finance department in accounting, payables and receivables, internal auditing, and provides direction to Area Managers in 13 locations. He has 10 years of experience leading finance divisions and over 18 years of non-profit experience.
Mickey assists with developing effective organizational strategies to move the agency forward. He has thorough knowledge of structuring and implementing programs, while insuring that programs are in compliance with 2 CFR 200 requirements. His extensive background is a great asset to LSS.
Mickey holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management. In addition, he also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Regional Management– See “Locations” for area specific contact information
Los Angeles County
Wendy Rubio, South Bay/Long Beach
Martin Gordon, San Gabriel Valley/Avanti
Jennifer Jerbi, San Fernando Valley
San Bernardino County
Eileen Hofer, Big Bear Mtn Region
Jessica Esquivel, CCLM / San Bernardino City
San Diego County