New Leadership at ICL:
INTRODUCING JODY RUDIN
When Jody Rudin began her career in the social services sector two decades ago, she became friends with a colleague who had lived experience with HIV, homelessness, and long-term incarceration. He helped Jody develop a strong understanding of how trauma should inform the approach to care and the importance of the client voice in program design.
This perspective has guided all of Jody’s work, and it makes her exceptionally qualified to take on the role as ICL’s next president and CEO.
We know the organization will thrive under Jody’s leadership.
– ICL BOARD CHAIR MARY HARRISON
“We are thrilled to have Jody take the reins at ICL. Her viewpoint mirrors ICL’s philosophy and approach to care: trauma-informed, compassionate, and inclusive. As ICL continues its growth and impact trajectory, we know the organization will thrive under Jody’s leadership,” said Board Chair Mary Harrison.
Jody spent over a decade at the city’s Department of Homeless Services, where her eﬀorts led to a 40 percent reduction in street homelessness and brought an end to chronic homelessness among veterans. The basis of her success was asking people experiencing homelessness, “What do you want?” and developing innovative programs that delivered results.
After her successful stint at DHS, Jody served as Senior Vice President and COO of Damian Family Care Centers, a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she facilitated an unprecedented expansion of health centers. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President and COO of Project Renewal, a homeless services nonprofit, where she delivered a 15 percent increase in revenue and set the organization up for a 50 percent growth in shelter and housing capacity. In all these positions, Rudin nurtured positive and inclusive cultures for clients and saff.
“I have long admired and respected ICL as a leader in the ﬁeld. I’m excited to join the organization and work with its incredible staff and Board to build on ICL’s strength to become a model of best practices in integrated care. I can think of no more important work now than ensuring people get better, and that’s what ICL does day in and day out,” said Jody. She replaces David Woodlock, who served as ICL’s CEO since 2013.
I have long admired and respected ICL as a leader in the field
– INCOMING CEO JODY RUDIN