United Way Staff

Francine DiCiano, President/CEO
fdiciano@uwaystan.org, Ext 101

Francine started with United Way of Stanislaus County in 2007 after 10 years as the Executive Director of Parent Resource Center.  Francine oversees United Way of Stanislaus County in its entirety including workplace campaign, fundraising events, community impact and the transition United Way is making to align with that of Focus on Prevention.  This work allows Francine to interface with many in the community, which is why Francine loves what she does. For Francine, nonprofit work is the most rewarding and fulfilling career; whether you are answering the phones, producing financial statements or writing grants. At the end of the day, in this work we are improving lives.

Janet Jensen, Executive Assistant
jjensen@uwaystan.org, Ext 106

Since 2004, Janet has worked her way from part-time Administrative Assistant in the Volunteer Center to Executive Assistant to President and CEO, Francine DiCiano. Janet’s daily responsibilities go far past her Executive Assistant duties- Janet works to support all United Way departments. She embraces the title of “office mom” and wears many hats.


Suzi Samuel, Finance Director
ssamuel@uwaystan.org, Ext 107
As United Way of Stanislaus County’s Finance Director, Suzi has been providing financial guidance for the organization since 2017. She tracks all incoming and outgoing monies for United Way of Stanislaus County.


Jean Tang, Administrative Assistant- Focus on Prevention
jtang@uwaystan.org, Ext 111

Jean started her United Way of Stanislaus County journey in 2018 as the Administrative Assistant for Focus on Prevention. Jean provides direct administrative support to the President and CEO of United Way of Stanislaus County, Francine DiCiano. As a member of United Way and Focus on Prevention backbone team, Jean works as organizational and administrative support for the county wide initiative.


Brad de la Cruz, Vice President of Fund Development

bdelacruz@uwaystan.org, Ext 1100




Noemi Arellano, Receptionist/Campaign Assistant
narellano@uwaystan.org, Ext 110

Starting in 2018, Noemi is one of the first people you will meet at the United Way office as front desk receptionist, she answers all incoming calls and greets guests. Noemi also supports the Campaign Department, going to workplace campaign presentations and assisting our Campaign Database Specialist.


Hattie Pope, Campaign Director
hpope@uwaystan.org, Ext 104

Since 1991, Campaign Director, Hattie Pope, has overseen all campaigns for United Way of Stanislaus County. Hattie organizes and makes presentations to employees at various companies and organizations in the Stanislaus County while also writing and keeping ongoing records of all the pledges as they come in.



Amanda Toledo, Campaign Database Specialist
atoledo@uwaystan.org, Ext 116

In 2009 Amanda started working at United Way of Stanislaus County as a Volunteer Center Administrative Assistant.  In December of 2010 she became the Court Referral Program Coordinator in which she referred defendants to community service sites to fulfil their community service requirements.  When that program ended 2017, Amanda became the Campaign Database Specialist. She is responsible for managing the donor database which includes corporate campaigns and individual giving.


Sarah Bautista, Vice President of Community Impact
sbautista@uwaystan.org, Ext 112

Sarah, the Vice President of Community Impact has been responsible for all United Way of Stanislaus County’s outreach and engagement in the community since 2016. Sarah, along with her team impact the lives of Stanislaus County residents daily with providing valuable information where help and resources can be found for those in need. When Sarah isn’t working she is spending time with her three children and husband.


Frances Bernal-Ramirez, Stanislaus County 211 Outreach Specialist
FBernal-Ramirez@uwaystan.org, Ext 120

Frances first began working at United Way of Stanislaus County in 2000. Frances’ main responsibilities at United Way is to share the vast resources through Stanislaus County 211 with the community.  She connects with the community in various ways such as speaking at presentations and networking with other organizations to promote 211 and all that the program has to offer.



Menne Hall, Community Impact Grant Coordinator
mhall@uwaystan.org, Ext 123

In 2018, Menne joined the United Way team as the Community Impact Grant Coordinator. Menne is responsible for coordinating and administrating grant award activities in support of community impact objectives. Menne stays busy at work and at home with her little boy!



Linda Tagholm, 211 Program Manager
ltagholm@uwaystan.org, Ext 107

Since 1996, Linda has worked on the 211-service referral system for United Way. As 211 Program Manager, Linda is responsible for the day to day operations of United Way of Stanislaus County 211 database, which includes answering and responding to requests for assistance via email or phone, reviewing call reports, editing, updating and verifying resource information, various monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, attending collaborative meetings, provide presentations, and participates in community outreach events to offer referrals and provide information about local services to individuals in the community.


Jeanette Fontana, Vice President of Communication
jfontana@uwaystan.org, Ext 109





Caroline Campana, Event and Marketing Coordinator
ccampana@uwaystan.org, Ext 124

Caroline joined United Way of Stanislaus County in 2018. Caroline started her journey with United Way as the Event Coordinator- planning and executing United Way’s fundraising efforts and supporting United Way’s marketing and communication. When Caroline isn’t in the office, she tries to spend as much time as possible with her family and friends.


Lori Dorrepaal, Receptionist/Marketing Assistant
ldorrepaal@uwaystan.org, Ext 122

Lori has been with United Way of Stanislaus County since 2015 as the office receptionist answering incoming phone calls while assisting with front desk activity, office needs and greeting guests. Lori supports United Way marketing and fundraising efforts under the direction of Vice President of Communication, Jeanette Fontana. When Lori isn’t working, she enjoys social gatherings with her friends and family.