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The Stockton Shelter for the Homeless announces Interim CEO
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The Stockton Shelter for the Homeless announces Interim CEO

Ray Call is stepping in to lead Shelter oversight

The Board of Directors of the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless of Stockton/San Joaquin is pleased to announce Mr. Ray Call as the organization’s new Interim CEO.  Call will manage the County’s largest Emergency Shelter while the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless searches for a new CEO.

“I am honored to be working with such a loyal and dedicated Board of Directors and staff whose passion is to serve the homeless in our community,” said Call.  “The Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is working on a very challenging and misunderstood need in our community and it is a privilege to be entrusted with the organization’s leadership.” 

Call has had extensive success working with nonprofits in leadership positions both volunteer and as an executive, including the Child Abuse Prevention Council and running the City of Stockton Annual United Way Campaign for 5 years.  Call retired in July of 2014 after 5 years as CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador Counties and started his new consulting business True North Solutions to provide consulting services to nonprofits and businesses.  He recently worked as the interim Director at both the YMCA and the Emergency Food Bank and helped them with their Executive search and hire.

Call earned his undergraduate degree from University of San Francisco in Organizational Behavior and has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University where he also earned two certificates (Managing Nonprofits and Organizational Development).  Call retired from a 28-year career with the Stockton Fire Department where he held just about every position and retired as the Deputy Chief of Administration.  Call was President of all three of the Child Abuse Prevention Council Boards (Board, Foundation and Auxiliary) and recently was honored with the Sandra Butler Smith award for his dedication to working with CAPC to help reduce child abuse.  Call teaches Organizational Behavior, Management, Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources and Leadership at Humphreys College.  He is also the current Rotary Assistant Governor of Zone 2 of District 5220 and past President of the North Stockton Rotary.  He has been married to Joanna for 32 years and has two adult sons, Tyler and Mason.  His personal mission statement is “I will be the best that I can be and help others do the same.”

“The Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is delighted to have Ray’s unmatched experience and energy infused in the organization’s leading efforts to end modern mass homelessness in the San Joaquin region,” stated Board President Emily Ballus.  “His long history of leading and sustaining vital charitable services in the local non-profit sector will help continue the Shelter’s work of respecting the dignity of those in need and help them escape homelessness for good.”

Call is stepping in to lead Shelter oversight and the executive search everts to replace former CEO, Adam Cheshire, who recently was named the County’s “Homeless Czar.”  

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