DANIEL GIBSON, Regional Vice-President Miami-Dade

Daniel joined the Allegany Franciscan Ministries team in 2016 to oversee the ministry in Miami-Dade County. A Los Angeles native, Daniel has lived in South Florida for the past 18 years. He is a passionate community leader and advocate for social justice, with deep experience in philanthropy, community development, public speaking, as well as program design, implementation and evaluation. He has created nationally recognized initiatives and programs, and initiated impactful systemic reform policies around issues as diverse as jail and prison reform, affordable housing and access to housing and medical care for the chronically homeless. A well-respected leader throughout South Florida, he is known just as much for his sense of humor as he is for his creative, adaptable, strategic, and innovative approach to his work.

Prior to joining the Allegany team, Daniel was Chief Program Officer for The Lord’s Place, a nonprofit in Palm Beach County Florida serving those who are homeless. At The Lord’s Place he oversaw a $7.5 million program budget with 14 programs and 50+ staff, including leadership on jail reform policies and re-entry services.  Previously, he worked at United Way of Palm Beach County as Director of Community Impact, and served as the Youth and Family Services Coordinator at Compass, interned at Columbia Hospital, and worked as a case manager and high school teacher at the Palm Beach Marine Institute.

Daniel has two undergraduate degrees (double major in Psychology and Theatre) from Yale University, and a MSW from Barry University in Miami. In addition to his many accomplishments, Daniel is a proud recent graduate of Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Fellow (a highly competitive and respected three-year fellowship), joining some of this country’s top thought leaders around health, equity, diversity and inclusion. Daniel currently lives in Miami, Florida.

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~ St. Francis of Assisi