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  • Basic Information

  • Company
    Diversity Staffing Inc.
  • Phone
    813-816-0084
  • Email
    francesca@diversitystaffingfl.com
  • What is your "why"? Why do you do what you do?
    In order to understand Why. We have to explain our What first. Our Motto at Diversity Staffing Inc, "Empowering
    Veterans & People with Disabilities Through Employment. It’s What We Do.” I have two Why? (1) To change future generation hiring with people with disabilities. Such as fighting for my niece talent Eleanor who has dyslexia, but with assistive technology she can be anything she wants. (2) Last by not least Why before my best friend Bill Florey (82nd Airborne) untimely died in 2005 from an aggressive form of brain cancer, I promised Bill to always fight for the rights of our veterans. I am doing it now through employment.
  • About me
    Francesca’s drive to serve began as a six-year-old child, when her own teacher told her that she would never make it past the eighth grade because of her dyslexia.

    • To add insult to injury, Francesca’s eighth grade teacher in Dallas, Texas presented her with an award for being “The Most Brainless.” Rather than letting these nay-sayers get her down, these became the transformative moments of Francesca’s life, propelling her forward, in a determined way, to conquer her challenges and change the lives of others.

    In her mid-20s, Francesca began her secondary studies at Brookhaven Community College, in Dallas, Texas, where she joined the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in 2002. She was a proven leader at Brookhaven, becoming the vice president of the Alpha Delta Pi Chapter.

    • In May of 2005, the Texas Regional Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society named her the only statewide winner of the Society’s Texas Member Hall of Fame Award. The President of Brookhaven College held a special ceremony for her family and friends for the presentation of this special award.

    While at UT Francesca kept her promise to her best friend Bill Florey (82nd Airborne) ultimately died in 2005 from an aggressive form of brain cancer cause by toxic radiation while serving during the Gulf War.

    • Francesca kept her promised to Bill to always fight for the rights of our veterans, by serving as the lead researcher for the book Vets Under Siege: How America Deceives and Dishonors Those Who Fight Our Battles, authored by veteran Washington columnist and author Martin Schram.

    Francesca’s lifelong journey of channeling her difficulties into a strength culminated in her being selected as the class speaker for the University of Tampa winter graduation ceremony in December of 2007. She was proud to be the first University of Tampa graduation speaker with both epilepsy and dyslexia.

    • Standing at the podium as the December 2007 winter graduation class speaker, Francesca said “Detours and barricades have many faces and come in many forms, but they are also opportunities – because they can enable us to find sources of strength we didn’t know we had – people who can help us get around the roadblocks, overcome the barriers, survive the bumps and yes, pay the tolls…And we will discover that just getting past a roadblock can be an energizing experience.”

    After graduating from UT, Francesca was one of 15 people worldwide (out of 346 applicants) who were named winners of a contest sponsored by the United Nations Foundation on the perils posed by unsecured nuclear weapons.
    • The prize was a trip to the UN headquarters in Geneva, where her film was screened at the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) and she also had the opportunity to meet the IAEA’s director general, Dr. Hans Blix

    Francesca completed a 20-year career working in the IT field in the private sector. Went on to have a 9-year career in the federal government working at various federal agencies.

    Francesca joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) in 2010, serving as executive assistant to Robin E. Heard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, where she influenced disability hiring and memorandum of understanding for people with disabilities. Francesca also served on the USDA Panel of Success: Hiring and Employing Individuals with Disabilities, where she offered her experience and advice in the area of hiring people with disabilities. Francesca was promoted in 2013 to Continuity Program Specialist at the USDA’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination.

    In May 2017, Francesca started as an Emergency Management Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), where she wrote continuity plans and policies to assist in our nation’s preparedness for national disasters and other national emergencies.
    Francesca completed a 9-year career in the federal government and a 20-year career working in the IT field in the private sector.
    Francesca joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) in 2010, serving as executive assistant to Robin E. Heard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration,

    • where she influenced disability hiring and memorandum of understanding for people with disabilities. Francesca also served on the USDA Panel of Success: Hiring and Employing Individuals with Disabilities,
    • where she offered her experience and advice in the area of hiring people with disabilities.
    • Francesca was promoted in 2013 to Continuity Program Specialist at the USDA’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination.

    In May 2017, Francesca started as an Emergency Management Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”),

    • where she wrote continuity plans and policies to assist in our nation’s preparedness for national disasters and other national emergencies.

    In July 2019, Francesca left DHS and moved back full-time to Tampa, Florida to start Diversity Staffing, Inc. to advocate for the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities.

    • Standing at the podium as the December 2007 winter graduation class speaker, Francesca said “Detours and barricades have many faces and come in many forms, but they are also opportunities – because they can enable us to find sources of strength we didn’t know we had – people who can help us get around the roadblocks, overcome the barriers, survive the bumps and yes, pay the tolls…And we will discover that just getting past a roadblock can be an energizing experience.”

    Francesca completed a 20-year career working in the IT field in the private sector. Went on to have a 9-year career in the federal government working at various federal agencies.

    Francesca joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) in 2010, serving as executive assistant to Robin E. Heard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, where she influenced disability hiring and memorandum of understanding for people with disabilities. Francesca also served on the USDA Panel of Success: Hiring and Employing Individuals with Disabilities, where she offered her experience and advice in the area of hiring people with disabilities. Francesca was promoted in 2013 to Continuity Program Specialist at the USDA’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination.

    In May 2017, Francesca started as an Emergency Management Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), where she wrote continuity plans and policies to assist in our nation’s preparedness for national disasters and other national emergencies.
    Francesca completed a 9-year career in the federal government and a 20-year career working in the IT field in the private sector.
    Francesca joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) in 2010, serving as executive assistant to Robin E. Heard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration,

    • where she influenced disability hiring and memorandum of understanding for people with disabilities. Francesca also served on the USDA Panel of Success: Hiring and Employing Individuals with Disabilities,
    • where she offered her experience and advice in the area of hiring people with disabilities.
    • Francesca was promoted in 2013 to Continuity Program Specialist at the USDA’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination.

    In May 2017, Francesca started as an Emergency Management Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”),
    • where she wrote continuity plans and policies to assist in our nation’s preparedness for national disasters and other national emergencies.

    In July 2019, Francesca left DHS and moved back full-time to Tampa, Florida to start Diversity Staffing, Inc. to advocate for the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities and also sits as Advisory Board Member on
    Epilepsy Foundation Florida

  • Profession
    Staffing Agency
  • Title
    CEO
  • Hobbies and interest
    Tennis, softball, working out. Anytime type of outdoor fun! Love traveling
  • Contact Information

  • City / Town
    Tampa
  • Describe your perfect referral
    A mid-range or large company wanting to hire diverse employees such as veterans or people with disabilities.
  • State
    FL
  • Zip
    33618
  • Country
    United States
  • Google Business Review URL
    https://g.page/r/CYpMFx_8kAn4EAE
  • LinkedIn Profile
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/diversity-staffing-inc
  • Education

  • College / University
    University of Tampa
  • Graduation Year
    2007
  • Qualifying Questions: What are three questions we can ask clients to help pave the way for a referral? List them here.
    Are you having trouble finding elite talent as employer?
    Does hiring time consuming for you?
    Do you want to grow your business?
  • Describe How You Would Like To Be Introduced Via Email
    Diversity Staffing, Inc. supports organizations by developing systems to increase the hiring of our veterans and people with disabilities who will benefit your organization and the candidates. We have hands-on experience that can help your organization create a culture where veterans and people and with disabilities can excel to their fullest potential at your organization.

    For more information please go to: www.diversitystaffingfl.com