Raymond Gonzales

Ray ​Gonzales is a foster parent for youth with high levels of trauma as well as proud adoptive dad of his 13-year-old daughter.

Ray is an accomplished business, operations, and human resources executive. As the Executive Director of City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue, he oversees all aspects of the rescue which saves over a 1000 dogs and cats each year.

Ray has extensive nonprofit management experience. He was the co-founder and director of East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge, a 501(c)(3) organization in California’s Bay Area. His experience there included organizational management, volunteer engagement, rescue and animal care, pet adoption, and fundraising. Additionally, Ray has led, trained, and coached large teams of people and managed operations for over 65 locations over 20 years while in the role of Regional Director for Safeway. He has a track record of strong leadership, successful growth, and building collaborative community relationships.

Ray is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Political Science. He is a Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) as well as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).