President/CEO

Donnie Dee

Donnie Dee
President/CEO
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Donnie Dee became the President and CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission in 2017 to be a part of the solution to our city’s number one issue: homelessness.  Donnie comes to us from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where he served 27 years, most currently as the Director of the Tom Landry Associates in the Western Region. Prior to this, Donnie served as FCA’s Regional Director for Southern California, Colorado State Director and the COO of FCA from 2009-2014.  

As a Kansas City native, Donnie played football and basketball for Oak Park High School and was a four-year letterman in football at the University of Tulsa, graduating from there in 1988 with a business management degree. He was then drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and played in the NFL for two years. After his time in the NFL, Dee began his FCA career in Colorado in 1990.  

Donnie is a high capacity leader committed to changing the state of homelessness in San Diego. His love for Jesus Christ and for others motivates him to create a culture of excellence and honor. 

Leadership Team

Edvin Liku

Edvin Liku
Vice President, Operations
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Paul Armstrong

Paul Armstrong
Vice President, Programs
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Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith
Vice President, Development
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Program Directors

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown
Nueva Vida Haven Director
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Michelle Freitas

Michelle Freitas
Women and Children’s Center & Preschool Director
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Rosolyn Eatmon

Rosolyn Eatmon
Director of Therapeutic Services
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Daniel Schacht

Daniel Schacht
Men’s Center Director
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Yzaguirre

Tim Yzaguirre
Bread of Life Director
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Department Directors

Alan Kennedy
Food Services Director
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Michelle Le Beau
Director of Church Partnerships
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Rey Lontok
Controller
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Zenaida Orellana
Warehouse and Retail Operations Director
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Warren Perrin
Facilities Director
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