RISE UP INDUSTRIES
A place to belong
RISE UP INDUSTRIES
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Joe Gilbreath, co-founder and Executive Director, retired as an Army Corps of Engineers Colonel in 2000. Throughout his 26-year career in the Army, he served in numerous leadership positions. After retiring, Joe used his leadership experience in service of multiple nonprofits, including Habitat for Humanity and Kairos Prison Ministry at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Joe's experience with Kairos led him to understand that most incarcerated individuals did not start life on a level playing field. This led him and other Kairos volunteers to research the needs of this community, which ultimately led to the founding of Rise Up Industries.
Deputy Executive Director
Jonathan Yackley, Deputy Executive Director, collaborates with Joe for overall organizational leadership. Jonathan brings ten years of international business and development experience. Jonathan first became interested in working with formerly incarcerated, previously gang involved individuals after experiencing Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
Jonathan has served in his current role since January 2020. Among other duties, Jonathan assists in the following: manage staff members, oversee contracts (e.g., Apprenticeship), interview/hire staff and program members, provide performance reviews, review financials statements and audits, participate in various committees, ensure organizational compliance (e.g., tax and corporate filings, HR related issues), strengthen and maintain community partnerships.
Number of employees
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RISE UP INDUSTRIESOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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RISE UP INDUSTRIESHighest paid employees
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RISE UP INDUSTRIESBoard of directors
as of 06/21/2023
Board of directors data
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Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 11/30/2021
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.