Director of Senior Programs – Day Services
Francesca Gonzalez joins On Lok as the new Director of Senior Programs, Day Services overseeing the 30th Street Senior Center and the soon Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services Adult Day Program. Francesca comes with over 15 years of leadership in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors specializing in holistic leadership, program development, and strategic planning. Coming from a social services background through 12 years of senior leadership with the YMCA of San Francisco, she built trauma-informed programs and led city-wide initiatives addressing community issues including the Achievement Gap, Workforce Development and Food Justice. Francesca also brings a skilled passion of fundraising and development including grant writing, event planning and cultivating a culture of philanthropy. As a life-long advocate and ally, Francesca believes in the power of community, compassion and courage; and as an agent of change, she inspires innovation, ingenuity and integrity. She is excited to lead On Lok Day Services to its fullest potential, providing the highest quality of programs and services to the older adult population in San Francisco. When Francesca is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children, attending music concerts, cooking for her loved ones and exploring the many hiking trails of the Bay Area.