Justin Umpierre

Board Member

Justin Umpierre

Respite Program Director
Home of Guiding Hands

Board Member since 2021

Justin has over 15 years of non-profit management experience and is currently the Respite Program Director at Home of Guiding Hands where he supports individuals with disabilities and their families. Previously, he was the Director of Community Living Services at The Arc of San Diego where he oversaw the Independent Living Services, Tailored Day Services Option, Our Place Health and Wellness, Respite Services, Supported Living Services and Personal and Leisure Services programs. Prior to The Arc, Justin provided employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities at Partnerships With Industry.

Justin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with degrees in Spanish, Psychology and Television, Radio and Film.  After college, Justin taught high school Special Education in Arizona through Teach For America.

Justin was born and raised in Burbank, California and has called San Diego his home since 2006. He is a proud father and husband who loves running, traveling and spending time with his family.