Executive Director Joe Elbaum contrasts the management and governance challenges of the business and nonprofit sectors based on his experience as an IBM executive and as the staff leader of large congregations in New York and San Francisco.
Executive Director Bob Rybicki discusses the business of leading nonprofits through times when organizations must be reshaped to provide better service at lower cost.Bob Rybicki began his career as Pastor of the Visitation Catholic Church in Chicago, after receiving a Master of Divinity. He spent the subsequent years in the human services field and has held senior and chief executive leadership roles for organizations including the AIDS Alliance, Chicago Department of Public Health, Shanti, Youth & Family Enrichment Services, and the National Brain Tumor Society. In that time he has also overseen complex mergers of nonprofits, their boards, programs and staffs to better position the resulting organization to serve the community. For 40 years Westside Community Services has provided clients in need with a comprehensive array of services through its mental health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, violence response and prevention, and youth leadership programs.
CEO Michael Garb discusses the different challenges of leading commercially-focused business organizations and nonprofits. Michael Garb was appointed CEO of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YFES) in 2008 after an extensive business career that included positions as an accountant, controller and CFO; as a small business owner; and as a senior executive and chief operating officer with substantial organizations. In preparation for his transition to the nonprofit field, Michael Garb served for 16 years on the boards of both the Family and Community Enrichment Services (FACES) and Youth and Family Enrichment Services, also knows as YFES, which he now leads. YFES is one of the largest and most respected non-profit agencies in San Mateo County, and provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help over 34,000 children, youth and adults each year who are dealing with substance abuse, violence, mental health and other issues