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.
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 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.
Rachel Lee Holstein
Director of Development
Rachel Lee leads fundraising and communications at Rubicon. With Rubicon since November, 2011, Rachel Lee has nearly a decade's worth of experience in public service and nonprofit fundraising. She has raised funds and organized events for diverse Bay Area nonprofit organizations including Fair Trade USA, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Precita Eyes Muralist Association, and Project Open Hand. A former elementary school teacher and advocate for at-risk youth, Rachel Lee is committed to the empowerment of families and the alleviation of inter-generational poverty. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Smith College and holds a California Teaching Credential.
Chief Financial Officer
David joined Rubicon Programs in July 2006, and as CFO provides overall management and leadership of the company’s departments of Accounting, Contracts and Budgets, Facilities, Human Resources, and Information Technology. David came from the for-profit sector where he had been Consultant or CFO for more than twenty years for small to mid-sized private and public companies, both here in the United States and also abroad for seven years in France and for two years in Israel. David has been a leader in innovation, financial, risk, and treasury management, systems conversions and improvements, and company reorganizations. David has been consultant for the Israeli Institute of Agricultural Research and for Arthur Andersen, CFO of Bio-Rad Laboratories and Backroads Travel, and most recently was Finance Director of eBay. David earned his CPA in 1988, his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, and his B.S. degree at California Polytechnic State University in 1981.