DANIEL GIBSON, Regional Vice-President Miami-Dade

Daniel is a passionate community leader and advocate for social justice, with key experience in philanthropy, community development, public speaking, and program design, implementation and evaluation. He has created nationally recognized initiatives and programs, and initiated impactful systemic reform policies. He has demonstrated an ability to develop relationships and forge partnerships up and down the socio-political landscape (critical skills for our work, especially in the Common Good Communities). He’s smart, creative, adaptable, strategic, innovative …

Daniel formerly was the Chief Program Officer for The Lord’s Place, a very well-regarded nonprofit in Palm Beach County that serves the homeless. He was at The Lord’s Place for 7+ years; there 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 with Upendo Shabazz at United Way of Palm Beach County as their Director of Community Impact. He also 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 an undergraduate degree (in Psychology and Theatre – he can sing and act!) from Yale, and an MSW from Barry University in Miami.  He 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