Amed Franco, MBA
Mr. Franco holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. He has over 17 years experience in day program management. Mr. Franco was offered the opportunity to become the administrator where he first started his career in this field and is now the administrator of several day programs. During his social work experience, he was moved by the stories and life experiences of persons served. Moving forward he was determined to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through programming that embraces an individual’s independence and right to make choices.
Mr. Franco envisioned his programs to be places where persons served have meaningful roles in the organization and their own lives, where their input is encouraged, valued and acted upon. He strives to employ individuals with strong advocacy skills who truly care about all aspects of an individual’s life.
A core value is for staff to demonstrate empathy and recognize that the individuals we support deserve the same treatment if the roles were reversed. He believes in raising expectations and encourages persons served and staff to identify and fulfill meaningful goals that positively expand an individual’s skill set. Mr. Franco is highly active in the daily program operations and has built a strong rapport with persons served and staff alike. His programs are continually improving and offering innovative solutions leading to inclusion in the community and the workforce.
Vocational Innovations participates in the California Deparment of Education Child and Adult Nutrition program and does not discriminate in the provision of services and employment against any person because of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.
Department of Developmental Services