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. 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’s programs and services complement Ron’s experience.
As a member of the executive management team, Mickey Rubinson serves as Executive Vice President for LSS Southern California. In this capacity, Rubinson manages information technology, human resources, grants management and general contract negotiations, also acting as liaison between the finance department and agency program operations. He also oversees LSS-SC Realty and Lending. Rubinson has over 12 years of experience leading finance divisions and over 20 years of non-profit experience. He has thorough knowledge of structuring and implementing programs, while insuring that programs are in compliance with 2 CFR 200 requirements.
Rubinson holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Eileen Hofer – Senior Director, Rural San Bernardino County
Darlene Mees – Senior Director, San Diego County; Riverside County
Mark Kuntz – Senior Director, South Bay; San Fernando Valley; Ventura County; Orange County
Ellen Waild – Senior Director, San Bernardino County
Ben Garcia – Director, Housing Counseling
Greg Shepherd – Director, Development
Kristal Shipp – Director, Community Engagement
Frank Waild – Director, Facilities