Vice President Jewel Loff
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.
Jewel also serves as the Chief Healthcare Officer (CHO) of the Hurtt Family Health Clinic (HFHC), a community clinic that provides highly accessible preventative, primary and specialized health care to underserved families through a full service medical, dental, vision, mental health, chiropractic and health education facility.
Prior to joining the Orange County Rescue Mission staff, Jewel served on the Board of Directors for 23 years as Treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee. She was honored at the White House in 2009 for her volunteerism at a reception hosted by President Bush to honor volunteers from all across the country. Her passion for the ministry and serving the least, the last and the lost was the driving force behind her decision to join the OCRM staff in February 2012.
In her professional career, Jewel spent 32 years in the banking industry in positions as consumer and commercial lending officer, credit analyst, portfolio manager and branch manager. After 21 years with First Interstate Bank, Jewel moved to Home Savings which then became Washington Mutual Bank who was ultimately purchased by Chase Bank. Using the management and leadership skills garnered from her banking career, Jewel accepted a position as the Financial Services Products Manager for the Automobile Club of Southern California. This role allowed Jewel to coordinate the sales of financial services products in fourteen states, develop and implement employee incentive programs, manage marketing strategies and oversee the budget for those states. Although this job provided Jewel with an opportunity to broaden her skills, the opportunity to serve as an employee of OCRM was the fulfillment of her lifelong dream of serving in a ministry.
Jewel lives in Irvine with her husband, Glen, and son, Matt. Jewel and Glen recently became grandparents to Hunter William Loff, the son of Graham and Katrina Loff. Jewel’s daughter, Allison, is a student as the University of Redlands. Jewel enjoys traveling and reading and wishes she had more time to do both!