FOCAL officially welcomes Ms. Lenice C. Emanuel as its new Executive Director. Ms. Emanuel, a native of Prichard, AL has over two decades of leadership experience in nonprofit management, government, fund-development and community relations. She formerly worked as president and CEO of the YWCA of Tampa Bay, FL. Prior to moving to the Bay area, Ms. Emanuel channeled over $20 million in grants to initiate change in social issues regarding academic, economic, racial and gender equality. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ethics from Spring Hill College, Emanuel has held such key positions as CEO of the YWCA of Greater Mobile, Director of Grants and Community Development for the City of Prichard, AL, and Project and Division Director of Parental and Community Involvement for the Mobile Area Education Foundation.