WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Franchesca Ramirez
Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members
WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.
The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.
Meet institute member FRANCHESCA RAMIREZ.
Company: The Carousel Center
How long have you been with your current employer? Almost 4.5 years (started 11/2017)
Alma Mater: Liberty University
Prior career experience:
- New Hanover Regional Medical Center – Behavioral Health Hospital (2016-2018)
- Psychiatric Technician
- Pre-Certification Counselor
- Assistant to Medical Director
- Wilmington Health Pediatrics (2014-2016)
- Patient Representative
- The Arc of Cumberland Co. (2009)
- Mulkay Cardiology (2002-2006)
- Administrative Assistant
Current job responsibilities: Lead MDT community partner relationships and Family Advocacy program to ensure Child Advocacy Center outcomes of promoting healing, accessing justice, and strengthening resilience for child survivors of physical/sexual abuse and to improve our community through education, prevention and advocacy. Advise/facilitate/manage the Family Advocacy Team & direct services, MDT Partnerships, maintain forensic/medical evaluation schedules, statistical database, assist with grant reporting requirements, participate in community meetings, crisis intervention and accompaniment services, while also providing a minimal schedule of Family Advocacy as part of the comprehensive CME process. Support the agency operations by providing structure and crisis intervention as needed. Ensure agency services are provided with cultural/linguistic awareness, belonging, inclusion, diversity and equity.
Hobbies: My most enjoyable hobby is spending time with my family. When I am not at work or doing homework (currently pursuing a doctorate in traumatology), I am spending time with my family. Usually, if we are not at a baseball field or basketball court, we are goofing around at home and just spending time with each other.
To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.
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