Meet Our Team


Karen Spires, LISW – S, Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Spires graduated from Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the Ohio State University. Ms. Spires hold the credential of LISW-S. Ms. Spires has more than 24 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field including settings that include inpatient care, community mental health services, employee assistance programs, residential and managed care settings. Ms. Spires also has 14 years of management experience and is EMDR 1 trained, trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.



John G. Galbraith, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Galbraith is our Medical Director and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He is a family practitioner with 10 years of experience caring for young people at Foundations For Living.


Josh Anderson, Residential Director

Mr. Anderson has worked at Foundations For Living for more than 8 years and has held a variety of positions to include: Milieu Coordinator, Team Lead, Activities Director and Unit Manager. Mr. Anderson has been a Handle With Care Instructor for the past six years and a Verbal De-escalation Trainer for the past four years. Mr. Anderson is a licensed Passport to Fishing Instructor.

Clinical Director

Jill Steele, CNP

Ms. Steele is our Certified Nurse Practitioner. She has been employed by Foundations For Living for the past 14 years.


Candice Himes, Director of Human Resources

Ms. Himes has more than five years of experience in Human Resources and more than 10 years of experience in health care. She graduated from Ashford University with her master’s degree in Business Administration. She also has a Professional in Human Resources Certificate.


Lana Adams, Business Office Manager

Mrs. Adams is a graduate of Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. She has worked in the Foundations For Living finance department since November 2000.

Matthew Mott, Director of Business Development

Mr. Mott started with Foundations For Living as a Community Liaison in 2009. He was promoted to Director of Business Development in 2014. Mr. Mott graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and comes with 14 years experience in law enforcement and social work. Before coming to Foundations For Living Mr. Mott was a supervisor at our local Children Service agency in the Court Liaison Department and supervisor for the Ashland County Department of Job and Family Services Agency in the Adult Protective and Children Services Department. With Mr. Mott’s experience and knowledge it allows him to have a better understanding of the services communities are in need of for residential services.

Eddie Yarborough, Plant Director/Housekeeping Supervisor and Safety Officer

Mr. Yarborough started with Foundations For Living as the Plant Director/ Housekeeping Supervisor and Safety Officer in 2016. He retired from the Marine Corps after 22 years of service where he was a H.E. Mechanic, H.E. Maintenance/Operations Chief and a recruiter.