Jim Palmer, President
As President of the Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM) since 1992, the county’s most comprehensive private homeless services provider, Jim Palmer has worked to create long-term self-sufficiency and stability among the Orange County and Southern California homeless by going beyond temporary solutions to address the underlying causes of transitional and chronic homelessness. The Rescue Mission started with nine people and has grown into the largest non-profit, faith-based organization serving more than 19,800 people throughout Orange, Riverside, and San Diego Counties by providing more than 1.9 million units of service and more than 1.2 million meals in 2012.
Jewel Loff, Vice President
In her role as Vice President for the Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM), Jewel is responsible for overseeing program development for each of the Mission’s core programs. She is charged with creating opportunities to forge strategic partnerships with providers, clientele and donors; building strategic partnerships with other organizations; identify opportunities and solutions to improve service effectiveness and client outcomes; supervise the delivery and expansion of services in a cost effective and sustainable way that identifies program development opportunities and service gaps; and ensuring effective hiring and supervisory practices that encourage staff to improve performance, building cross functionality, and identify and build leaders.
Bryan Crain, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Bryan Crain manages operations and student residential programs at all Orange County Rescue Mission sites and properties. His operational oversight includes financial analysis, business planning, risk mitigation strategies, and technology solutions.
Larry is a CPA who came to Orange County Rescue Mission after a 30-year career in Corporate Accounting and Finance. His most recent position was as Western Region Finance Director for Suddath Relocation Systems. During his career, Larry has been able to step into new positions and learn new industries, systems and procedures very quickly in order to provide solid financial reporting and leadership. He also has extensive experience managing accounting departments and mentoring employees.