Carrie Buck

Executive Director

Carrie Buck is the Executive Director of the Family Solutions Collaborative (FSC) in Orange County, California. Carrie works with leaders in education and homelessness to make a difference for children and families who do not have a strong voice in Orange County.

Prior to leading the FSC, Carrie was the Executive Director of Homeless Intervention Services of Orange County where she operated a family and transitional aged youth shelter, two family resource centers, and founded HomeShare OC, matching housing insecure college students and older homeowners living alone.

In 2020, she was recognized as a California 29th Senate District Woman of Distinction. In 2016, she was nominated for Something More’s Woman of the Year award. In 2018, HIS House was named the Placentia Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year and recognized it as the California 29th Senate District nonprofit of the month in October 2019.

Carrie has served as a Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Trustee since 2020 and was reelected in 2022. She is also a Trustee for the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program and is a member of the Orange County School Board Association Board of Directors. In 2020, she received the Marian Bergeson Award for Outstanding School Board Member. Carrie is currently serving on the California Child Nutrition Advisory Council for the State Superintendent of Instruction.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton. Carrie, her husband, have three daughters and live in Yorba Linda. Carrie has served as Past Chair of the FSC (FY 20-21) and the FSC Human Resources and Governance Committees.

Daniel Garcia

Project Manager

Daniel began working in the nonprofit industry in 2016 and joined the FSC in 2021 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.

Elizabeth Hernandez

Family System Specialist

Since 2005, Elizabeth has worked in the nonprofit sector, specifically in the areas of community engagement, including three years as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program Fellow, in Orange County. Along with her passion and drive to work in a field that promotes improvements to the community at large, she continues to use her unique and creative problem-solving abilities.

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.

Liz Valadez

Family System Specialist

While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice at Sonoma State University, Liz grew an interest in the nonprofit sector. While in college, Liz played a role in community service programs for households who were experiencing food and housing insecurities. Since graduating with her degree, Liz has been working in the nonprofit sector and is passionate about ending family homelessness amongst our community. Liz’s role is to support the FSC Family Access Points in the Central Service Planning Area of Orange County by providing training, technical assistance, and case conferencing support.