Mike Carroll has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of LSF

(Tampa, FL—November 1, 2023) – LSF announced Mike Carroll has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. In his elevated role, Mike will manage the day-to-day operations of LSF’s core lines of service including Family Focus, Head Start and Health Systems. Mike will also oversee the Central Services Departments of Human Resources and Quality Assurance and continue to champion LSF’s mission, vision and values. He will continue to improve processes to sustain present growth and flourish in future opportunities, building on retention strategies and position LSF to achieve its strategic goals.

“Mike’s leadership style is grounded in doing what’s right even when it’s hard, which means addressing challenges head on,” Sam Sipes, President & CEO said. “His commitment to this leadership philosophy highlights transparency both in what works well and what doesn’t work. Mike possesses the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically. And does that with a spirit of helpfulness and encouragement, embodying our core values and motivating those around him.”

Mike joined LSF in 2018 after retiring as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families ending a state career that spanned more than 28 years within the department. Following Mike’s departure, Former Gov. Rick Scott’s press office send out a new release that said in part, “Mike is the longest serving secretary who dedicated his career to finding innovative solutions to complicated problems, leading to better outcomes for children and families.”

Always striving for excellence, Mike has served on the Florida Sterling Board of Examiners for nearly 20 years and is a judge for the Governor’s Sterling Award process. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston College and is a Certified Public Manager.

About LSF

LSF is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to helping the most vulnerable Floridians. We do this by reducing the suicide and drug addiction rate, giving families in crisis the support they need to persevere, and making sure those in poverty get the education they need to close the achievement gap.