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Jane Fischberg

President and Executive Director


Jane Fischberg Jane has been with Rubicon Programs since 1997 in a number of leadership roles.  Most immediately prior to Rubicon, Jane was at the City/County of San Francisco Department of Human Services, where she managed contracted supportive housing programs, developed agency collaboratives in that field, and established that County’s Shelter Plus Care program. Prior to serving at SFDHS, Jane had 12 years management experience at San Francisco based nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping people move out of poverty.  


Jane received her BA degree from Williams College in Massachusetts, her MPA degree from San Francisco State University, and has received additional training at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and at Harvard Business School.  Jane has been named a Woman of Distinction by the East Bay Business Times, and has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by the SFSU MPA Department. 

She serves on the City of Richmond Workforce Investment Board, and is the Chair of the Contra Costa County Human Services Alliance.



Roger Contreras

Chief Financial Officer


Roger Contreras Roger joined Rubicon in 2014. He manages Accounting, Facilities, Information Technology and Landscape. He is a seasoned professional with diversified financial management, financial strategic planning, forecasting and reporting and budget development backgrounds in the non-profit, public, transportation and private sectors. Many jurisdictions under his leadership have been recognized for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting by relevant professional organizations. He has prepared operational and capital budgets in excess of $1.3 Billion, and has issued over $2.0 Billion through diverse and innovative financing mechanisms. He has a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico. He is a graduate of the Disney Institute of Leadership and Business Excellence and also of the United Wayís Project Blueprint leadership academy.



Lisa Dyas

Chief Development Officer


Lisa DyasLisa joined Rubicon Programs in October 2015 and provides vision and strategy for Rubiconís development activities. Prior to Rubicon, Lisa was the Director of Development at Alameda Point Collaborative where she managed the fundraising and volunteer programs to benefit the agencyís supportive housing community of East Bay families transitioning out of homelessness. Prior to APC, Lisa worked at Compass Family Services in San Francisco, a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of services to homeless and low-income families. At Compass, she served in a variety of leadership positions in both direct client services and fund development. Her earlier career included corporate retail operations, and photography for news outlets and private clients. Lisa received her BA degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and will complete her MBA degree from St. Maryís College of California in January of 2016. She has also completed extensive post-baccalaureate coursework in journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism, at San Francisco State University.


Rob Hope

Chief Program Officer


Rob HopeRob oversees Rubicon Programsí Economic Empowerment and Mental Health and Wellness divisions that serve more than 2,500 San Francisco East Bay residents annually, as well as agency-wide outcome measurement and social impact evaluation. Prior to joining Rubicon in 2009, Rob designed and managed re-entry and workforce development programs for formerly incarcerated people at Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota. Robís experience also includes criminal justice program evaluation and policy analysis at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York, and community-building around prisoner re-entry issues at Urban Strategies Council in Oakland, CA.

Rob has a Bachelorís Degree in Sociology from Vassar College and a Masterís degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California-Berkeley.


Kelly Dunn

General Counsel and Director of Legal Services


Kelly Dunn Kelly has been the Director of Rubicon's legal services division, previously known as the Hawkins Center of Rubicon Programs, since July 2003. Kelly was the Executive Director of the Hawkins Center from 1991 until its merger with Rubicon in the summer of 2003. In addition to serving as Director of Legal Services, Kelly is General Counsel for Rubicon. Kelly has been a practicing attorney since 1982, specializing since 1985 in the field of Social Security disability law. He has been a Co-Chair of the Contra Costa HIV/AIDS Consortium, and has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Care Network in Alameda County. Kelly received his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from U.C. Irvine. In 2007 he was honored with the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award presented by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George on behalf of the Contra Costa Bar Association and The Bar Fund.


Phyllis Crakow

Director of Human Resources


Phyllis CrakowPhyllis is responsible for Rubicon’s human resource programs and systems including recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, personnel policies, risk mitigation and labor law compliance. Prior to joining Rubicon in December 2005, Phyllis held human resource management positions with Andersen Consulting, Sybase, two San Francisco Bay Area dot-coms, and managed a Peets Coffee store in Marin County. Phyllis received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Davis, has received extensive training and experience in the areas of recruiting, performance management and employment law and is a long-standing member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

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