United Way Staff

Francine DiCiano, President/CEO
fdiciano@uwaystan.org, Ext 1101

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 1106

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 1107
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 1111

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 Marketing & Fund Development
bdelacruz@uwaystan.org, Ext 1100
In 2019, Brad joined the United Way team as Vice President of Fund Development. He is responsible for championing United Way’s unique brand and long-standing relationships with campaign organizations, expanding funding partnerships, aligning investments, and leveraging resources to affect community impact objectives. Brad brings his experience as a strategic leader in fund development with organizations such as Sutter Health, Dignity Health, University of the Pacific, and Gallo Center for the Arts.   

Christine Baily, Fund Development Coordinator
cbaily@uwaystan.org, Ext 1108

Christine joined the United Way team in February of 2019 as the Fund Development Coordinator. She is responsible for event coordination and planning, as well as assisting with campaigns. She lives by the motto of “just ask” and is excited to be part of such a dynamic team whose purpose it is to positively impact the lives of others in Stanislaus County.


Hattie Pope, Campaign Director
hpope@uwaystan.org, Ext 1104

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 1116

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 1112

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 by 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 1120

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 2-1-1 with the community.  She connects with the community in various ways such as speaking at presentations and networking with other organizations to promote 2-1-1 and all that the program has to offer.



Menne Hall, Community Impact Grant Coordinator
mhall@uwaystan.org, Ext 1123

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 1115

Since 1996, Linda has worked on the 2-1-1-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 2-1-1 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.

Rachel Hernandez, Communication and Brand Manager
rhernandez@uwaystan.org, Ext 1108

Through her time at Modesto Junior College, then Stanislaus State for undergraduate and graduate school, Rachel has spent much of her time outside of school getting to know what makes Stanislaus County great. Her experience in non-profits to expand community engagement and programs has allowed her to be successful in communicating to the diverse people and organizations in the County and beyond. She loves to live by: “Be bold, yet humble” as it encompasses what it means to help drive change and equity in community. As a part of the United Way of Stanislaus County team, she is excited to help drive change and share that message with Stanislaus County.

Caroline Campana, Marketing Coordinator
ccampana@uwaystan.org, Ext 1124

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.