Meet our Senior Staff:
Cheryl Smith, MA
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Cheryl Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Support Services, a non-profit organization that offers programs and services for families, caregivers, and children whose health and welfare are vulnerable as a result of a variety of circumstances. (Click here to read Cheryl’s full bio.)
Elizabeth Adeyi, LLB, MS
Chief Operations Officer
Elizabeth Adeyi has over 20 years of management experience working with children and families in both the states of New York and Pennsylvania. Her experience includes overall day-to-day oversight and management of operations, finance, and human resources that included recruitment, leading and directing diverse teams. (Click here to read Elizabeth’s full bio.)
Karen Einbinder, MSW
Director of Program Operations
Karen has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management in developing, implementing and overseeing programs for youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Family Support Services, she is responsible for overseeing program operations for the East Bay Respite Program and the Kinship Support Services Program. Karen joined the Agency in 2011.
Shelley Crayton, MBA
Respite Program Director (East Bay)
Shelley has been the East Bay Respite/Child Care Program Director since 2005. Shelley brings a strong background in the provision of respite services to multiple populations, including families with children with developmental disabilities and special needs. She is responsible for the Respite Program’s operations, supervision of staff and respite providers, quality control, and data management. Shelley has been with the Family Support Services since 1990.
Dr. Dayo Diggs
Family Preservation Program Director (East Bay)
Dr. Dayo M. Diggs is the current Director for our Family Preservation Programs. These programs include Family Reclaim and Growing Up Strong (GUS). Dr. Diggs joins FSS with well over 20 years of non-profit, public health and higher education experience. Experience that includes but is not limited to research: social services, budget and finance, federal funding procurement, program direction, classroom teaching (higher education) and program development.
A native San Franciscan, Dr. Diggs has remained local to grow where she was planted. Staying local also insures she is able to return the support given to her by the community. She hold several board memberships and does this by volunteering as much as she can and teaching workshops on Women’s Health and Wellness for local schools and places of worship.
Dr. Diggs a proud, current and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC.
Aysha Franco, BSW
Family Preservation Program Director (San Francisco)
Aysha began her social work experience in the foster care arena and then moved to providing, supervising, and eventually directing family preservation services. Aysha is responsible for the Family Preservation Program in our San Francisco office, where she implements the nationally-recognized SafeCare®model. Aysha has been with the Agency since 2000.
Donna Moore, BA
Kinship Program Director
Donna has been the Kinship Program Director since 2001. She has worked for over 30 years with children and families who have experienced severe trauma, neglect and abuse, as well as families impacted by mental health, violence, domestic violence, and substance abuse. At Family Support Services, Donna is responsible for program operations and supervision of the Kinship Programs in Oakland, which include the Kinship Support Services Program and Kinship Youth Program. She has been with the Agency since 1995.
Respite Child Care Program Director (San Francisco)
Bruce has more than 30 years of experience managing non-profit programs that provide services to adults, families and children, particularly child care, mental health, and homeless services. As San Francisco’s Respite/Child Care Program Director, Bruce is responsible for respite and child care contracts, including overseeing a network of providers and staff, performing outreach to clients and community organizations, and supervising all other aspects of program management. Bruce has been with the Agency since 2005.