Fran Rawlings (Quintero)
Project Manager - Development
Fran is covering Jennifer Phillips’ one-year maternity leave starting November 2015. She will be focusing on an array of development and fundraising projects and she is excited to be joining the Samara team.
Fran is a community organizer, educator and consultant. She is passionate about working on projects that improve both the human and design experience and that contribute to broader sectoral change. She has worked with multiple stakeholders in many sectors including community services, health, youth programming, civic engagement, immigrant and refugee services, and women’s issues.
In 2014, she was selected as an emerging female leader in Canada to participate in the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute in partnership with the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University.
Fran loves to travel and feel it is one of the best ways to gain perspective on life, culture and ethics. When she’s not at work she’s exploring Toronto on her bike, training to be an aerialist or deep diving into a book.
Fran recommends grabbing a warm drink, kicking your feet up, and enjoying Cheering or Jeering?, Samara’s report on heckling in the House of Commons.