Christine Mirasy-Glasco has been appointed as the new executive director of Santa Monica-based Upward Bound House.
Mirasy-Glasco, who has most recently served as chief programs officer under the PATH family of agencies where she oversees a continuum of programs that include service centers, temporary shelters and permanent housing projects, will take over effective July 8. She will succeed David Snow, who served as executive director for six years.
Upward Bound House is a social service organization that works to prevent homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy.
Mirasy-Glasco previously
served as executive director of Beyond Shelter, a leading provider of family homeless services with an annual operating budget in excess of $4 million.  She also spent 12 years in senior management roles at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
“Christine’s extensive experience in family homeless and her exceptional leadership credentials makes her a perfect executive director to lead Upward Bound House into our next phase,” said Michael Song, president of the organization’s board of directors.
During Snow’s tenure, Upward Bound House raised over $4.5 million in capital to open Family Shelter in Culver City in 2010, tripled the number of families the organization serves each year, and launched the FRIENDS and Young Professional’s support groups.
“I am honored to have served such a dynamic and impactful organization,” said Snow. “The professional staff and dedicated board of directors have impacted hundreds of lives.”