Wednesday, September 21, 2022
With over 20 years of professional accounting, Liya Blackwood Carter joins Union Station Homeless Services as CFO to help guide the organization
Pasadena, CA September 20, 2022 – Union Station Homeless Services announced today Liya Blackwood Carter has been named Chief Financial Officer at Union Station Homeless Services. Blackwood Carter will be joining the organization’s Executive Leadership Team and will report directly to the CEO Anne Miskey.
Blackwood Carter has educational background in both law and finance and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Master of Science degree in Finance. She brings 20 plus years of professional accounting and finance experience to the organization. In addition, she has more than 10 years in leadership capacity in non-profit organizations focusing on serving vulnerable and low-income populations of adults and families with children, older adults, people with disabilities and veterans.
“Liya Blackwood Carter has deep non-profit financial expertise that will help guide us as our organization grows and we expand our services and geographic footprint leading up to our 50th Anniversary year,” says Anne Miskey, CEO Union Station Homeless Services.
Blackwood Carter has extensive experience working with federal, state and local government funders, such as HUD, DHHS, VA, FEMA, LAHSA, LA County DMH, etc. She also served 4 years as Treasurer of the Board in non-profit organizations with the focus in education. In 2022 she became a founding Chair and President of a non-profit We Stand United Foundation, which focuses on providing emergency and disaster relief.
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Union Station Homeless Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to providing permanent solutions to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, Union Station has been in existence for almost 50 years. Union Station is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Recently expanding into El Sereno and Eagle Rock, we are the lead county agency for Service Planning Area 3 (SPA 3), coordinating homeless services in 36 communities, with a combined population of over 1.5 million across the San Gabriel Valley. Our mission is guided by the belief that everyone deserves a life of dignity and a place to call home. For more information, visit www.unionstationhs.org.