Ron Bunce, Ph.D., LMSW, (President & CEO) -
Ron began his career as an accountant in a family-owned business in Upstate New York that served the automotive and firearms industries. All his professional career since then has been in nonprofit leadership space. As Executive Director of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, his team received Cornell University’s Community and Regional Development Award for their innovative community and economic development work in Utica, NY called Rust 2 Green. There, he grew the organization from a budget of $700,000 and a staff of 17 to an annual budget of $8.5 million and a staff of 140. As Executive Director of the NYS Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Ron was a part of a coalition that drove momentous policy change in New York State that impacts over 50,000 children and families annually; Raise the Age NY. He authored a national demonstration grant exceeding $1.2 million dollars along with other grants including a $2.4 million dollar Victims of Crime Act grant, then, the largest VOCA grant awarded in the State of Maryland. He also facilitated an organizational change strategy in a 170-year-old nonprofit that increased access to services as much as 500% while simultaneously increasing long term financial sustainability. Today, Ron is the President/CEO of Children’s Home of York, where he has found his most rewarding work to date. Here, he has an opportunity to work with an extraordinary team and apply all that he has learned in accounting, business, executive leadership, and social work to serve some of our communities most vulnerable children and families. Ron holds an undergraduate degree in business, a Master’s degree in social work, and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare Policy from the University of Albany in New York.
Years of Service: 3