Board, Senior Staff
G. Michael Arnold
President and CEO
Michael Arnold is President and CEO of The Midnight Mission, a social service provider serving the Los Angeles Skid Row area since 1914. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant, and was the Chief Operating Officer and then Executive Director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority from
2006 -2015, and a private consultant before joining The Midnight Mission.
Mike’s professional experience includes over fifteen years of Big Four international public accounting experience in providing financial management and strategic planning services. Since leaving public accounting, Mike has been in executive management roles in the non-profit and government sectors, including Acting Director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Chief Administrative Officer of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has also served as large health system Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a research institute, and founded an independent consulting firm specializing in Federal contract and grant compliance, and health care finance and organizational management.
In 2005, Mike was retained by the County of Los Angeles to assist in the assessment and restructuring of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, where he led the agency through a major financial reorganization and developed a robust fiscal management and reporting capacity. Mike provided ongoing financial management consulting to LAHSA before becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2006.
Mr. Arnold has been a major force behind the re-engineering and expansion of the Los Angeles Continuum of Care Homeless Management Information System, a HUD mandated data collection and reporting system designed to provide information on a community’s homeless populations served. Additionally he has focused on improving the effectiveness of the services provided to people experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County, and a relentless change agent for integration and collaboration of services and housing for individuals, youth and families.
Mike is committed to ensuring a full continuum of services and programs are available to serve all people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, including permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people and those providing pathways to self-sufficiency for non-chronic youth, individuals, and families.