Manager, Stanislaus County CEO’s Office
Ruben is the Community Development and Empowerment Manager with Chief Executive Office of Stanislaus County. He is the project manager for the Focus on Prevention Initiative, a county-wide initiative with the aim to improve the quality of life for all Stanislaus residents and families through coordinated prevention efforts that work across multiple sectors. Before joining the CEO Office, he was the Chief of the Adult System of Care within the County’s Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, the county’s mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider. He also serves on the Board of Directors for City Ministry Network, an organization committed to strengthening faith-sector community development efforts in Modesto.
Most recently, he’s serving on the Board of Directors of the recent non-profit start-up, Stanislaus SOUP, a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative community-based projects in Stanislaus County. He received his Masters of Business Administration and BA in Political Science from California State University, Stanislaus.
Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA, he now lives in Salida with his wife Carolina and their two year old daughter Isabella.