August 5, 2021 – Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana announced that Grace McIntosh has been appointed the charity’s new Executive Director. She comes to RMHC-SLA with more than 35 years of non-profit leadership experience, including serving as the CEO for the American Red Cross in San Luis Obispo County and Deputy Director at Family Service Agency in Santa Barbara. Grace holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Northridge.
She was the 2018 County Woman of Distinction, which recognized her years of service in working with low-income, underserved populations as well as her community-wide efforts in the campaign and development of the new $6.2 million Prado Homeless Services Center in San Luis Obispo County. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Director at Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) since 2009.
“We are thrilled to have Grace join RMHC-SLA,” says Board President, Cheryl Egan, “She brings strategic experience, vision and passion about our mission to provide a home-away-from-home to families of seriously ill or injured children and to provide programs that give comfort, compassion and care to children and their families.”