Dr. Rachelle Y. Benson Executive Director

Dr. Rachelle Y. Benson is a dedicated professional with years of experience within the Human  Services field. Experience in overseeing, directing, managing, and supervising diverse  populations and economically challenged individuals. Extensive experience with Welfare-to Work employment programs, marketing and outreach, Community Care license day programs, case management, and highly experienced in working with individual with disabilities. Dr.  Benson is also a professor and educator in the field of psychology.  

Range of Experience 

• Oversee faith based non-profit organization – Executive Director 

• Oversee all programs & services – Vice President 

• Program development – Community Care License Programs (CCL) 

• Director of community based programs 

• Program management and supervising case management  

• Job development and employer outreach 

• Staff development and employee relations 

• Administrative and office management 

• Human Resources: recruiting, staffing, and orientating new staff 

• Marketing and special events coordination  

• Financial forecasting and budget analysis 

• Assistive technology and job accommodation 

• Classroom facilitation and curriculum development 

• Project design, quality assurance (QA), and strategic planning  

• Instructing and educating in the field of psychology and Christian counseling  


Ph.D., Psychology – 2012 

Ph.D., Christian Counseling – 2010 

PAW – Aenon Bible College – Ordination Certificate – 2009 

PAW – Aenon Bible College – National Ministerial License 2007 

PAW – Aenon Bible College – State Ministerial License 2005 

Community Care License – Day Program Administrator Certificate – 2007 M.A., Human Resources Management – 1999 

B.A., Behavioral Science – 1997 


San Diego N. Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation – Board Member 2015 – 2019 Pentecostal Assemblies of the World – 1991 – Present 

Developmental Disability Provider Network (DDPN) – Membership 2005 – 2022 California Disabilities Services Association (CDSA/CRA) – Membership 2005 – 2018 


2022 ACTS-IU Award of Excellence in Academics  

2015 SCDC – Woman of Action Award  

2009 San Diego City Counsel Humanitarian Award 

2007 Woman of Color – Business Star Award  

2006 San Diego County – Award of Excellence 

2005 Nominee for San Diego Journal Business Woman of the Year