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Pathlight HOME Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Pathlight HOME, a nonprofit that serves those experiencing homelessness and hardship, recently named Carl W. Falconer its new chief executive officer.




As CEO of Pathlight HOME, Falconer will lead Central Florida’s first and largest provider of permanent supportive housing. Since its inception, Pathlight has helped house more than 7,000 individuals. The organization’s core programs and services include permanent supportive housing, career training, and a drop-in center for those experiencing homelessness and mental illness.

“Carl W. Falconer is a visionary leader with three decades of experience in the public and private sectors, specializing in homelessness and human services,” shared Pathlight HOME Baord chair Jann Rigell. “His dedication to driving positive social change and empowering individuals to achieve self-sufficiency reflects a deep-rooted commitment to creating a more equitable society.”

Falconer most recently served as CEO of Homeward Bound WNC in Asheville, North Carolina. He also served as CEO of TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness in Fort Lauderdale, where he led a dynamic team focused on serving the unsheltered homeless population in Broward County. Notable achievements include doubling agency funding in less than two years.

With a proven track record of leadership and innovation, Falconer also held leadership positions at the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, where he led systemic changes that led to a two percent decrease in overall homelessness, and Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems, where he championed initiatives to maximize the impact of federal resources for housing and homeless services.

“I strongly believe we can end homelessness,” said Carl Falconer, CEO of Pathlight HOME. I am excited to find innovative ways to provide safe and affordable housing for those in need in our community.”

Falconer is an Army veteran with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Florida. He is married with two wonderful children and a grand puppy. In his free time, Falconer enjoys the outdoors and attending football games.

Pathlight HOME was founded in 1992 to uplift men and women who have experienced the overwhelming challenges of homelessness and poverty. More than 600 residents annually receive safe, dignified housing and supportive services. The organization said it is Central Florida’s first and largest provider of permanent supportive housing. Core programs and services include permanent and affordable housing, career training, a community resource center, and several social enterprises that help sustain the organization’s mission.



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