Kaweah Delta Health Care District Board appoints new board member
Kaweah Delta Health Care District has a new member on its board of directors.
David M. Francis, who is a retired Superintendent of Santa Maria-Bonita
School District and has been a Visalia resident since 1969, was appointed
to the vacant Zone 4 position on March 22 during a special board meeting.
He was sworn in March 26.
Francis will serve through December 7, 2018 and will run for election in
November to fill the four-year term.
Three candidates were interviewed for the position, but the board voted
that Francis’ specific experience and qualifications were most relevant
to the board’s needs.
“I have served on other boards and want to use the talents I have
to help the community,” said Francis, who is also on St. Paul’s
Anglican Church Board of Trustees, St. Paul’s School Board of Trustees,
a Board Member and Treasurer of Turning Point of Central California and
the Association of California School Administrators Region 11 Representative
to the State Retirement Committee. “You can always find ways to
improve. Kaweah Delta has a good reputation and I want to work to see
Francis has a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State and a master’s
degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Professionally, he has also worked
for Visalia Unified School District, Pacific Union Elementary School District
and Fresno Unified School District.
Francis is filling the seat left vacant in February, when long-time Board
Director Carl Anderson resigned his seat. To be eligible for appointment,
an individual has to be a registered voter residing in Zone 4 of the Kaweah
Delta Health Care District.