Executive Team

Carrie Smith, COO

Interim President and CEO

Carrie Smith, Chief Operating Officer, is currently fulfilling the duties of Interim President and CEO while FSL searches for its next leader.

Carrie Smith

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Carrie is responsible for the regulatory oversight, financial management, staff development, and strategic initiatives of the organizations core home and community based services programs. For over 20 years she has… more

Steve Hastings

Chief of Real Estate Services

As Chief of Real Estate Services, Steve manages FSL’s existing portfolio of multi-family apartment complexes, group homes and commercial offices. In addition, he directs a full service real estate department including project feasibility… more

Teresa Celaya-Garner

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Teresa will oversee the Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology teams at FSL. Teresa has over 25 years of experience in accounting, with the last 11 years working in the nonprofit industry.


Megan Word

Chief of Community Engagement

As Chief of Community Engagement, Megan is responsible for creating innovative strategies that will build brand identity leading to increased awareness, fundraising revenue, relevance and respect among FSL’s target audience for all programs… more

John Biddle

Director of Information Technology

“My personal mission is to help FSL better utilize Information Technology so that our wonderful, devoted staff can provide necessary services to as many deserving clients as possible, in the most cost-effective manner.” more

Madelyn Nichols

Director of Human Resources

Annette Iniguez

Administrative Services Manager

“At some point in time, we all may need someone to hear for us, to see for us, or to speak for us. I truly believe that’s what FSL is here for and that’s why I enjoy working for FSL.” more

Blanca Ruiz


“Over 25 years ago, I started working at FSL in order to gain experience in the accounting field. In that time, I’ve seen how hard everyone here works to achieve our common goal of positively impacting people’s lives… more