President & CEO
Mitchell Netburn was appointed CEO in 2010. A native New Yorker, Mitchell has over 20 years of public interest experience, most recently as Senior Vice President at F∙E∙G∙S Health and Human Services System where he managed a performance-based welfare-to-work initiative serving 24,000 disabled clients annually. Mitchell succeeded in tripling the number of clients moving from welfare to independence, gaining both national and international recognition for the initiative, and integrating health, mental health, addiction, employment, housing, and support services to create a holistic client-centered model.
Prior to joining F∙E∙G∙S, Mitchell served as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. From 2000 to 2006, he succeeded in coordinating homeless programs, policy, strategic planning, and legislative affairs for the city and county of Los Angeles. Mr. Netburn also worked for a variety of New York City government agencies, including the Department of Homeless Services, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene before moving to Los Angeles.
As the First Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Homeless Services, Mr. Netburn oversaw all family and adult homeless programs for the City of New York, ensuring quality services were provided to 23,000 homeless individuals per night, including 5,000 families. He also assisted in transferring the operation of shelters to not-for-profit organizations. Mitchell has a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and a B.A. from Oberlin College.