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Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The directors work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Virginia Franco

Virginia Franco

Virginia Franco, M.A
CEO and Founder, Life Steps Foundation, Inc., Los Angeles

Virginia Franco is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Life Steps Foundation, Inc., a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1982, Ms. Franco has guided the development of Life Steps Foundation, defining and upgrading its vision, culture, philosophy and goals and growing the organization into a comprehensive network that services individuals throughout their life span.

A champion of consumer advocacy, Ms. Franco has served on many committees and task forces on behalf of Life Steps consumers. She was a member of the Lanterman 2000 Blue Ribbon Committee of the Department of Developmental Services, the Wage Fairness Task Force of DDS/CASP, and the CSLA Advisory Committee of DDS. Ms. Franco sat on the Westside Regional Center Board of Directors and the Governmental Affairs Committee of Area Board XX. She founded the California Association of Service Providers in 1991 and also founded the California Perinatal Treatment Networks (CAPTN), a statewide group dedicated to disseminating best practice standards in substance abuse treatment for perinatal and postpartum women with children.

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