Jon Rubin is a human services leader with over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, identifying and analyzing problems, and implementing plans while systemically evaluating progress and impact of efforts.
Prior to joining HMA, Jon was deputy secretary of the Office of Children, Youth and Family (OCYF) with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). In this role, he had direct responsibility and oversight of the child welfare and juvenile justice services program, a $1.8 billion dollar program. He worked collaboratively with other DHS agencies, including the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Office of Developmental Programs, and Office of Income Maintenance to assure services were accessible and supported vulnerable populations.
Jon was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice Task Force and worked regularly with advocates, provider agencies, and legislators on all issues related to child welfare and juvenile justice. Jon also facilitated development and implementation planning of Pennsylvania’s 5-Year Family First Prevention Services Plan and oversaw licensing and inspection of over 600 residential provider programs, 67 county child welfare agencies, and five state run secure juvenile justice service programs.
As director of housing and human services for more than 5 years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jon was responsible for public human services for the county, including child welfare, aging, housing, mental health, drug/alcohol, Medicaid behavioral services, and intellectual disability services. He worked directly with county commissioners and the chief operating officer to develop division strategy and plan and implement system improvements for the $200 million-dollar human services system. Jon also oversaw the human services block grant and implemented delivery of the human services development fund component of this funding. During this time Jon focused the county’s work on development of a more integrated model of human services delivery and building the public/private partnerships needed to address the community’s health related social needs.
Jon’s past roles include senior consultant with Deloitte, director of organizational effectiveness and leadership development and organizational effectiveness consultant with the American Public Human Services Association and acting director and practice improvement specialist with the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program.
Jon has a master’s degree in social work from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Pennsylvania State University. He started his career as a child welfare social worker, providing direct service work and caseworker supervision for 10 years before taking on higher level leadership roles. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Dennis Marion Award for contributions to behavioral health services in Pennsylvania and remains focused on assuring that human services service delivery is equitable, accessible, and high quality.