President and Executive Director
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.
Director of Human Resources
Phyllis 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.
Director of Development
Abby brings creativity, strategic thought and a passion for changing the lives of those most in need to her collaborative efforts as Rubicon’s Director of Development. In leading Rubicon’s fundraising and communication goals, Abby applies her story-telling abilities and interest in advocacy that she developed while receiving her BA in English and Disability Studies at UC Berkeley. After receiving her degree, Abby refined her quantitative and corporate relationship skills while working as a research assistant at a private equity firm. Prior to joining Rubicon, Abby spent four years as a fundraiser, job developer and staff trainer at a nonprofit in Marin County that specializes in advocating for individuals with disabilities. Proud to call the East Bay home, Abby grew up in the Bay Area and is excited to apply her range of skills to making the most impact in her community.
Chief Program Officer
Rob 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.
General Counsel and Director of Legal Services
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.