Dr. Ralph Edward Plumb


An accomplished senior executive with significant professional experience in health and human services. Served as President/CEO of various companies and organizations with focus on capital formation, strategic direction and organizational effectiveness. Highly creative in developing and linking stakeholders from the public, private and social sectors of a community to attain mutually defined goals.

Carlsbad Pacific Group 2006-2018
Principal and Senior Partner Carlsbad, California

Provide counsel to boards of directors and senior executives of both business and community-based organizations in financial, human and intellectual capital development, organizational effectiveness and vision-based planning. Sample Clients include:

Good Neighbors USA Costa Mesa, California

Provide counsel to the U.S. division of this global Korean humanitarian charity to deepen their financial base and brand recognition in the larger U.S. charitable community. Responsibilities include all aspects of resource development including public grants and contracts, private foundation grants, corporate gifts-in-kind, social enterprise, social media, community engagement and strategic alliances extending their relationships with multiple stakeholders in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. Successfully launched and funded a 70-person domestic violence women & children’s shelter.

Lorma Medical Center San Fernando, La Union, Philippines

Developed multiple global health initiatives including: strengthening hospital management and operations in less developed countries; promotion of Innovative Hospital Management with Limited Resources; training village health workers in targeted areas of health and nutrition interventions. Secured a U.S. State Department grant for Lorma to train bio-medical technicians in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Uganda.

LSS Foundation of Southern California Pasadena, California

Guided four-person development team to generate financial support for over 50 specialized programs (along the human services continuum of care) which empower people to break the cycle of poverty. Funding was secured for case management, prescription assistance, basic optometry, senior behavioral health, child abuse prevention, adults with developmental disabilities, aging & palliative care, hunger relief, permanent housing, etc.

Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, California

In conjunction with James Reynolds, DVM, MPVM, Terry Smith, PhD, et al, completed proof of concept validation and field testing on a mobile veterinary diagnostic laboratory. This 60 lb unit contains 3 power sources – solar panel, battery & A/C, 8 primary medical devices and a full complement of lab instruments and consumables with plans to integrate smart phone scan technology, digital microscopy and tele-medicine. This unit allows mobility for easy field access and immediate diagnosis for bovine and equine populations and other herd animals.

College of the Desert Foundation Palm Desert, California

Created a comprehensive development plan which included specific Goals & Objectives in: major donor development, corporate and institutional partnerships, grant development and community relations. Guided 5-person development team to secure funding from individual and institutional donors for their programs in the School of Health Services & Education including RN/LVN/BRN, PACE, and allied health & med-tech services.

Azusa Pacific University Azusa, California

Developed an institution-wide globalization strategy which involved 3 areas of engagement: 1. A plan to increase the number and diversity of international students on the U.S. campus, 2. A global engagement track, establishing protocols with various multi¬national institutional partners, and 3. A strategy to advance alternative learning and distance learning academic options. Critical recruiting of international students was especially sought for degrees in Allied Health, Biology I Chemistry, School of Nursing, Clinical Lab Sciences and programs in cyto-technology, nutrition & dietetics, orthotics & prosthetics, PT/OT, radiation technology and Physician Assistants.

Global Med Partners LLC 2008-2016
Founder/President Newport Beach, California

Global Med Partners is a socially responsible company that offers a specific range of affordable healthcare products which are mobile, technology appropriate and which accelerate diagnosis enabling effective and immediate treatment. GMP is committed to support “essential healthcare made accessible at a cost the country and community can afford, with materials that are practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable” (1978 WHO/UNICEF Alamo Ata Conference).

Union Rescue Mission 2001-2005
President and CEO Los Angeles, California

Provided strategic leadership for this (now) 130-year old skid row mission serving the indigent poor and chronically homeless. We offered a full range of social services including: emergency food and shelter, substance abuse and recovery programs, case management for men, women and families, transitional housing and work force development. Specific partnerships were in place with the UCLA School of Nursing, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology — Mental Health Clinic. Each institution made a significant financial & human contribution to alleviate the suffering of the homeless in Los Angeles. Assembled a capital campaign team to conduct a $35 million campaign to build a vitally needed Women, Children and Family Center, a program based transitional living facility later called Hope Gardens. Member of AGRM and Executive Committee of City Mission World Association.

International Aid Inc. 1990-2000
President and CEO Spring Lake, Michigan

Lead what became a $90 million per year non-profit health and human services organization with a global workforce of 2,000 volunteers and employees serving the poor and disenfranchised the emergency relief and sustainable development programs with emphasis on equipping tertiary health facilities, primary health initiatives and mobile medical teams, ophthalmology, bio-tech support & laboratory.
Responsible for planning and the successful implementation of a $5 million capital campaign which added a 25,000 sq ft operations center / office complex to the existing 100,000 relief warehouse and bio-medical repair facility


Doctorate (degree)                           Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, Pasadena, CA

Masters (MBA coursework)           California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Masters (degree)                              Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Bachelors (degree)                           Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Multiple post-doctorate continuing education engagements & specialized training

Taught at the master’s degree level at: Univ. of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and Azusa Pacific University.


AFFILIATIONS (past & present)

• Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
• Council for Resource Development (CRD)
• World Health Organization
• Pan American Health Organization
• Global Health Counsel
• World Affairs Council
• US Naval Reserve Officer — Retired
• Eagle Scout

Dr. Ralph Plumb – Resource Development Synopsis

Total Resources Raised  $2.3 billion + ($200 million cash; $2+ billion in Kind)

Largest Individual Gift     $1 million

Largest Planned Gift        $2.5 million

Largest Grant                     $4.8 million

Capital Campaigns (3)     $5 million, $10 million and $35 million

Direct Mail                          Agency relationship: Russ Reid MasterWorks J. Walter Thompson, Timothy Group, FireWorx Digital,                                                  The Garrett Group. 

Social Media                      Facebook campaigns; Google Adwords-Analytics-Tag Manager; Crowd Funding; creative services for                                                digital media (PPC, SE0, CRM), Instagram, Twitter, mobile (display, click, to call), etc.

Grants Received (Representative Sample)

Public Agencies               Dept of State, Dept of Education, USAID, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Agriculture, CDBG,                                               ESG, HUD, Dept of Defense, LAHSA, Americorps, Corp. for National & Community Service, State of                                                     California, Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles.
Private Foundations        Annenberg, W. M. Keck, Weingart, W.K. Kellogg, Conrad N. Hilton, Wm. R. Hearst, California Wellness,                                                 California Community, Kaiser, Ralph Parsons, Ahmanson, Crail Johnson, Boeing, J. Gumbiner, Bank of                                               America, Wells Fargo, Livingston, S. Mark Taper, Irvine Health, multiple community foundations

Corporate Donors (Representative Sample)

• Abbott
• Amway
• Anglo American
• Atlantic Richfield (ARCO)
• Bank of America
• Burlington Coat Factory
• Cardinal Health
• Costco
• Fox Film Studios
• G.E. Health
• Gerber
• Puritan Bakery
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Royal Dutch Shell
• Home Depot
• Schering-Plough
• Sempra Energy
• JC Penney
• Spectrum Health
• Johnson & Johnson
• Subway
• Kellogg
• Teva Pharmaceuticals
• Toyota
• Mercy General Health Partners
• Union Bank
• Merz Pharmaceuticals
• United Hospital Supply
• Mimi’s Café
• Upjohn
• Nestle
• Verizon
• Nutrilite
• WalMart
• Pepsico
• Walt Disney Company
• Perrigo
• Warner Brothers
• Pfizer
• Welch Allyn
• Pizza Hut
• Wells Fargo
• Purdue Pharm
• Wyeth


Publication / Media Outlet

Book, Article or Interview Title

Book: My Mother, Your Mama

Publisher: Westbow Press – Co-authored; Stories of caring for aging parents (2017)

Book: When Did I See You Hungry

Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press — Contributing author; On homelessness

Book: The Role of Mercy Ministry . .

Publisher: University of Michigan — Sole author; On God’s call to live mercifully

Book: When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Publisher: Tyndale House — Contributing author to James Dobson- When we suffer

Book: The Co Mission

Publisher: Moody Press — Contributing author; On ministry in the former USSR

Downtown News

On the Move

Los Angeles Times

Good Turns: A Global Ministry of Mercy Leads to Skid Row

Tulsa World

ORU Alumnus Named Chief of Massive Urban Mission

Grand Rapids, MI

People of the Faith

Los Angeles Business Journal

Commentary: Spending Habits in Challenged Economy

Excellence Magazine

Plumb Serves the Homeless

Theology, News and Notes

The View from Street Level

Fuller Focus Magazine

To Rescue the Perishing

Hudson Valley Business Journal

Think of Charitable Giving as Gift For Your Company

Inland Empire- Business Journal

Tips for Business Giving

Rochester Business Journal

Firms Can Reap Benefits by Giving To Non-Profits

Treasure Coast Business Journal/FL

Giving Can Yield Big Dividends But Plan – Take Careful Steps

National Business Association

Tips for Business Giving

Woodland Hills Daily NewsNalley Edition

Home In On Homeless- L.A. Must Finally Find a Fair Solution

Silver Lake Press

It Is Time For The City To Commit To Working on a Comp. Solution To Homelessnest

Los Angeles Business Journal

Working Poor, Service Agencies Stagger Along With Economy

USA Today

Homelessness Grows as More Live Check-to-Check

New York Times

Bob Herbert: No Work, No Homes

Detroit News & Free Press

Faces of the Homeless Change

Asbury Park (NJ) Press

Homeless Ranks Swell, and They Are Us

Lifestyle – Palisadian-Post

Homelessness: Why Should You Care?

Concept Paper & Proposal

Social Enterprise for Social Impact

GNI Global Strategy Conf, Seoul Korea

U.S. Trends in Resource Development (2017)  Not So Homeless

Fortune Small Business Magazine




Good Day LA

Sharon Osborne Show TV

Segment from USA Today

KRLA Radio

Dennis Prager Show  Interview

KNX News Radio

KPPC Radio


K-Earth Radio


K-Mozart Radio


60 Minutes II TV

Interview with Dan Rather

Health & Human Services SAMHSA Conference

Guest Speaker -21$t Century Solutions to Poverty

White House Faith Based & Community Initiatives Office Conference — L.A.

Panel Presenter — Successful Partnerships

Assoc. Of Christian Health Care Organizations- San Fernando Philippines

Plenary Speaker

Grand Haven (MI) High School

Commencement Address



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