PALM SPRINGS – Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, Ph.D., has been appointed as the new executive director of Guide Dogs of the Desert. The board of directors unanimously selected Yorba to lead the internationally accredited Guide Dog school located on an 8-acre hillside education campus in the greater Palm Springs region. The organization is approaching its 50th year celebration and includes a wellness center/hospital, student residences, nursery, professional kitchen, dining hall and large auditorium.
A mission-driven leader committed to public and community service, Yorba brings to the position nearly three decades of executive leadership experience in philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, government and the corporate sector. He has raised literally millions of dollars for nonprofit organizat