President, CEO and Co-Founder
Chris Megison, President/CEO and Cofounder
Chris Megison is a social entrepreneur, cofounder and CEO of Solutions for Change. Since 1993 Chris has designed and led numerous free market social purpose initiatives and innovations that have solved homelessness permanently for over 4,500 people. His trademark impact is his “get up, suit up and show up” model of leadership in which he leads from the front, a style of servant leadership that he learned as a U.S. Marine. Chris is a movement trailblazer best known for his visioning, consensus building and then crafting and leading social impact initiatives that disrupt the status quo.
SVP, Chief Impact Officer
Dennis Bone, Executive Vice-President/Chaplain
Dennis received his Bachelor’s degree in History and Biblical studies from Covenant College, and his master’s degree from Westminster Seminary where he majored in Theology/Religion and in Divinity. With his educational background, he became an ordained pastor in 1981. His involvement with Solutions for Change dates back to its beginning as a founding board member for Solutions for Change. In 2003, Dennis became Chairman of the Board of directors and faithfully served this position for 4 years until he was offered the position of Program Director in 2007. Because of his commitment and alignment with the vision of Solutions for Change, Dennis became Chief Program Officer and Chaplain. Dennis has witnessed hundreds of transformed lives through over 10 years of teaching and equipping staff and students how to serve for the sake of others. Aside from his engagement with Solutions for Change, Dennis has pastored in the city of Vista for over 30 years.
VP of Transformational Impact
Jennifer joined Solutions for Change in 2010 with her two daughters, McKenzie and Maggie, following a rough road with drug addiction. She graduated in 2012 and joined our team as an Empowerment Aid, serving students as they first come in. During her 10 year tenure here Jennifer has held several different positions from workforce development at our Aquaponics farm to Solutions in the Community, bringing our impact to the people. Jennifer now serves on a broader spectrum at Solutions for Change as the VP of Transformational Impact as well as being on our Senior Management Team. These days you will find her teaching formerly homeless men and women, many of whom are seeking redemption, how to see themselves as assets instead of liabilities and most importantly, how to be Servant Leaders. She knows how much this guidance can mean for someone who is on their journey out of homelessness – after all, this was very much the place she was in when she herself came to Solutions.