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Rick Matros

2022 Mensch of the Year


Rick Matros is exemplary in his commitment to the Jewish community, to Israel, and to the wider community of important nonprofits in Orange County. He has advanced many charitable organizations through his pacesetting philanthropy and significant volunteer service. Rick is a founding member of Solomon Society of Jewish Federation of Orange County and participated in two Solomon Society missions to Israel; he is a Board member of IsraAid; a national board member of AIPAC; an advisor to Healing Ink; and has served on the US Governing Board for Adi Negev, a special needs facility in Israel under the auspices of Jewish National Fund.  He is also an active volunteer with Girls, Inc., Tilly’s Foundation, Stars and Stripes, and the Samueli Academy.

Rick’s business life also exemplifies his passion for service to people who need it most. Throughout his career, he has focused on investments in compassionate health care, skillfully delivered for the well-being of patients and residents. Since 2010, he has been Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chair of the Board of Sabra Health Care REIT. Previously, he was Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. from 2001 until the inception of Sabra. Rick founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Bright Now! Dental from 1998 to 2000, and as a Director from 1998 until its sale in December 2010. From 1998 until the sale of its operations in 2006, Rick served on the Management Committee of CareMeridian, LLC, a healthcare company that specialized in offering subacute and skilled nursing for patients suffering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other catastrophic injuries. From 1994 to 1997, he served Regency Health Services, Inc., a publicly held long-term care operator, holding the positions of Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Chief Operating Officer. From 1988 to 1994, he served Care Enterprises, Inc., holding the positions of Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Director and Executive Vice President-Operations.

Elon Gold

Master of Ceremonies


Elon Gold will be hosting Late Night for the 11th year in a row. You might have caught Elon on The Late, Late Show with James Corden last year, and is currently featured in season 3 of “Crashing” on HBO playing his most challenging role yet…himself. His one hour stand up special on Netflix, “Elon Gold: Chosen & Taken” received wide acclaim from audiences and peers alike. It is currently streaming on Amazing Prime. He can next be seen alongside Larry David in the upcoming season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.


Elon enjoys doing shows for Jewish organizations and is proud of the way his comedy allows him to connect with the Jewish community.


Late Night is sponsored by:

Solomon Society Chair

Kenny Beard

Late Night 2022 Committee Chair 

Amir Kahanna


Late Night Event Committee: 

Kenny Beard 

Jason Feld 

Rocky Goldberg 

Barry Grossman

Amir Kahana 

Stephen Kaufman

Bentley Kerr 

Rick Matros

Scott Seigel 

David Thalberg 

Stuart Wolfe

Sam Wyman