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Frances A. Gonzalez

San Antonio Area Program Officer

Frances A. Gonzalez serves as the San Antonio Area Program Officer for Asset Funders Network.  She is a consultant to nonprofit and public sector organizations, providing services to enhance their operation, strategic relationships and organizational performance. 

Before joining AFN, Frances served as Deputy and Interim Chief of Staff for the Honorable Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.  Her portfolio included leading the Secretary’s educational initiatives, leading policy teams involved in supporting community development and revitalization efforts in Ferguson, Baltimore, Detroit, and oversight of implementation of key priorities.

Prior to HUD, she served as Mayor Julián Castro’s Assistant to the Mayor for Policy where she led key policy projects such as the Mayor’s Fitness Council, supported the implementation of SA2020, led the Mayor's Eastside transformation initiatives and was lead staff for water and transportation issues. Frances also served as Assistant City Manager, overseeing the staffs, budgets and projects of numerous City departments, many serving the most vulnerable in the community.