Staff

Nikki Buckstead

Executive Director

With over 30 years of experience in social services, Nikki Buckstead has a passion for advocacy and working to reduce stigma, which has led her to work extensively in fields of mental health, substance use treatment, and family homelessness. Her background and experience are rich in a variety of different settings and she brings that breadth and depth of her experience with her when working with organizations, partners and stakeholders.

Daniel Garcia

Project Manager

With over six and a half years of experience working in the nonprofit industry, Daniel joined the FSC with his Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Daniel works to support the progressive and collaborative efforts of the FSC Diversion Expansion Plan, ensuring coordination with the FSC Access Points, consultants and stakeholders.

Roxana Garcia

Family System Specialist

Roxana has worked in the nonprofit sector for four years and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from the California State University of Fullerton. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the California State University of Long Beach and will be graduating in May 2022. Roxana’s role within the FSC is to support the FSC Access Points in the Central Service Planning Area.

Jocelyn Morales

Senior Family System Specialist

Jocelyn has worked in the non-profit field for the last four years helping to help prevent and end family homelessness. Her main focus is data quality assurance and improvement and working to make a greater impact on a Systems-level. She helps support the Family Access Points in the North Service Planning Area of Orange County by providing Technical Assistance, case conferencing, and training to the Providers she supports.

Josie Perez

Data and Compliance Coordinator

Josie has worked in the non-profit field for the past three years and earned her degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. She serves as the Data and Compliance Coordinator for the FSC. She works to support grant administration and quality assurance where she collaborates with several of the FSC member agencies assisting with grant compliance, QA and QI, reporting and technical support.

Katherine Rodriguez

Programs Manager

Katherine has worked for the Family Solutions Collaborative for two years. In her role, she oversees the Family Coordinated Entry System to ensure that the Access Points and Housing Providers receive the support needed as they provide services to families experiencing homelessness or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. She manages a team of four that all support FSC on a system-wide level.

Amanda Sanchez

Administrative Manager

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pacific Union College and shortly thereafter began her career in the nonprofit field. For the past nine years, Amanda has worked in the homeless services field, first as a direct service provider and more recently in administrative roles. She currently serves as the Administrative Manager for the Family Solutions Collaborative.

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