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Francis Pickford joins The Center's board of directors

The San Diego LGBT Community Center has added Francis Pickford to its board of directors. Pickford's history with The Center includes serving as a founding executive committee member of the organization's Young Professionals Council.
 
The Center’s board of directors oversees the mission of the organization and meets throughout the year for business meetings, strategic progress review, and planning sessions. 
 
With the addition of Pickford, the agency's board of directors now has 11 members. More information about Pickford, as shared by The Center, is below:
Francis is the Vice President of Finance at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, the second largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation. In this role, he is responsible for managing a $105 million-dollar annual budget for three separate legal entities (501c3, 501c4, 527 PAC), managing the billing, collections and insurance verification process for over 250,000 annual patient encounters, and supporting the day to day financial services operations. Francis is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has over 22 years of experience in nonprofit finance, accounting, and business operations and has worked in public accounting, finance consulting, and led the finance and accounting operations at other nonprofit organizations through periods of extreme growth and challenges.
 
Francis enjoys community service and has served on the board of directors of Hosteling International, Free to Thrive, and Serving Seniors. He also served as the founding treasurer of The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Young Professionals Council!
 
Francis was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and received his degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park.
He moved to San Diego in 2005 and loves cooking anything and everything on the New York Times cooking page, travelling locally and overseas, cycling, and yoga. We are thrilled to add his knowledge and point of view to our team. 
More information about The Center is here.