Encarni Gallardo

Encarni Gallardo- Executive Director

“I think being here today as leader of an organization that has been in existence for more than 130 years is my biggest accomplishment.” – Encarni

Encarni Gallardo is the Executive Director of Children’s Service Society (CSS), the oldest child welfare agency in the state of Utah. CSS provides support for families and caregivers to ensure safe environments for children. Encarni holds a BA from Malaga University Spain, where she owned and managed her own child development center. Later, she earned a Master in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix. Encarni is also a bilingual national trainer for the National Association of Family Child Care, as well as a bilingual observer in the National Accreditation System.

Encarni is one of the five certified trainers in the State of Utah from the Brazelton Institute in Boston. Her knowledge and expertise has led her to participate in many local and national boards and conferences. Encarni is a Certified Public Manager through the State of Utah (CPM).

Ms. Gallardo has been part of local initiatives to better serve families and children and has been a voice in the development of many early childhood care and education systems. She has worked with other agencies to serve the refugee population, helping to create a system that will provide support and education to new refugees displaced from their countries. She is the creator of Beyond the Language, a presentation that looks into communication barriers and life experiences that shape our views in life.

Encarni is happily married, has five children and five grandchildren and, when not working, loves spending time with her family.  As Executive Director of Children’s Service Society, Encarni strives every day to do all she can to serve families and children. Their safety and well-being is her number one concern. This opportunity to serve is a blessing and a responsibility she would not change for anything.