Fran comes from a diverse background of a bicultural military family that instilled a sense of pride and a drive that is seen throughout her life. She started her career in managing nonprofits over 25 years ago. She has done everything from operations, finance, human resources, and marketing for a variety of nonprofits both locally and statewide in social work, the arts, education, and politics. Currently, she manages the operations for an architecture and planning firm in San Diego which has afforded her the time to dedicate to nonprofits.
As a founding member of Women’s March San Diego, she now serves on the state Executive Team for Women’s March California. In addition, Fran serves as Treasurer and Chair of Voter Empowerment for the League of Women Voters of San Diego. Her extensive experience with nonprofits provides a unique understanding of the value nonprofits need to put into creating solid foundations for growth. She has worked with professional teams in strategic planning and rebranding for nonprofits.