Caracoza | Uplift Family Services

Shawn M. Caracoza is chief operations officer, where he directs the strategy for operations and the development and implementation of all clinical and medical services. With over 25 years of experience, he has held various senior- and executive-level roles at different agencies, including the Children’s Institute, The Guidance Center and Crittenton Services.

Caracoza serves on the board of directors for the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, a statewide association of nonprofit agencies dedicated to providing mental health and substance use disorder programs and services. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Caracoza holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California.