Frances was born and raised in Stockton to a loving Catholic family, learning the values of education, creativity, hard work and compassion from her parents. These values shaped & fueled her drive to build a life that gives back to others. After graduating from UOP, Frances was recruited by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the Business Education Alliance Program for her extensive research in charter schools. This opened a plethora of doors to become an avid volunteer with charities and small businesses. The list of opportunities Frances received to work with local groups is extensive. Ultimately, Frances knew she wanted to commit herself to a cause that would both ignite her passion and utilize the skills she had learned throughout her life. The Ah-ha moment for Frances took place after she was invited by the CAPC to experience The Lisa Project. That day she made a commitment to changing the life of a foster child by taking the oath to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. As a National Court Appointed Special Advocate, Frances underwent extensive training and became an officer of the court so she may speak on behalf of a foster child in the San Joaquin County. Frances made it her mission to spread awareness to all who would listen and was blessed to join forces with a longtime friend who had the same goal in mind when they creating Women Walking In Purpose. As both the Director of Operations and Vice President, Frances is blessed to be a part of such a strong group of women who serve God and whose mission is to empower and enrich the lives of others by instilling hope, joy, and love to guide them on their journeys to become successful and active individuals in society with support.