Fran received an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from University of South Florida. Fran is currently a Master’s candidate for a Master’s in Public Affairs through the University of Missouri. Fran began her career in public sector working in the environmental profession and changed careers and took a position as a Human Resources Analyst within the same organization. Fran promoted through the ranks, ending her 15 year career at Dublin San Ramon Services District as the Human Resources Manager.
In 2010, Fran was selected to take on the role as the City of Hayward’s Director of Human Resources. Fran led the Human Resources team providing a broad range of human resources functions including labor negotiations with 11 bargaining units and managing a multi-million dollar workers’ compensation program. She also led the development and approval of the City’s first comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan.
In 2014, Fran was selected by the City of Walnut Creek to serve as the City’s Human Resources Director. In July of 2015, she was promoted to Assistant City Manager and has led the development and implementation of the City’s first comprehensive employee engagement program, CARE.