Lesia S. Cartelli, Founder & CEO
Lesia Stockall Cartelli is a sought-after speaker and author. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Angel Faces - a national nonprofit providing healing retreats and ongoing support to adolescent girls and young women with severe burn/trauma injuries.
Cartelli endured serious burn injuries at the age of nine in a natural gas explosion. Her grandparents’ home was destroyed yet her spirit survived. For the past 30 years, Cartelli has launched and directed aftercare programs for burn and trauma patients. In 2003, she founded Angel Faces.
Resiliency and courage motivated Cartelli to face her fear of fire at age 33. She suited up in firefighting gear and entered a burning building known as a “control burn.” Her fear conquered, she married the fire captain who led her into the fire to face her fears.
Cartelli transformed her pain into a life of passion and purpose.
Thousands have been deeply impacted through her programs and her talks. She inspires all who are in her path.
Cartelli was selected as “Hero of the Week” by People Magazine, featured on CNN’s “Human Factor” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, HLN, ABC NEWS 20/20, MSN, PBS, and other national media. She has received many prestigious awards for her leadership and inspiration including the “Heart of a Woman” Award on the Dr. Phil Show and an EMMY for Angel Faces mini documentary. San Diego Magazine’s Women of the Year, finalist.
Cartelli is often interviewed on Doctor Radio and Sirius Radio and has been written about by the Associated Press, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World and many other national and international publications. She is a dynamic, captivating, nationally-known motivational speaker. Her book, Heart of Fire is available through Amazon, or visit her personal website.
Annie Keller-Miguel, Esq., Program Director
Annie Keller-Miguel is a California native and current Utah resident. With the heart of an environmentalist and humanitarian, soul of a yogi, and skillset of a lawyer and practiced communicator, Annie brings both play and professionalism to our team. After graduating Cum Lade from the University of Utah with a BS in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Living and a BA in Communications, Annie went on to get her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2020 and was admitted to the Utah State Bar shortly thereafter. She has also been a certified yoga instructor since 2015 and has worked with countless people to teach them the beauty and freedom of connecting with their bodies.
As a resource of the mind-body-spirit connection, a firm believer in empowering women, and an advocate for learning to love oneself, Annie is a source of heart, enthusiasm, and light.
Her role with Angel Faces encompasses all things related to our educational and healing retreats from planning, working with our participants, coordinating with our volunteers and donors, and ultimately ensuring each event is everything we dream it to be!
When she isn't at work, you can find her adventuring with her husband and their dogs in their van, rock-climbing, cooking to French music with her family, or journaling.