Wilma Franco

Wilma Franco, Ed.D., serves as executive director of the Southeast Los Angeles Collaborative and has over ten years of experience in overseeing nonprofits and community-based programs, with an extensive background in program development, evaluations, partnership development, finance, fundraising and development. Prior to this, she was the senior director of Programs and Evaluations and (in collaboration with USC) launched a mental health programming component that continues to serve students. Franco is also a part-time lecturer in the Human Development Department at California State University – Long Beach. She earned a bachelor’s from UCLA, a master’s from USC and a doctorate from the University of La Verne.