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Cailan Franz, MPA

Cailan Franz, MPA

Cailan joined Catholic Charities in April 2016. As the Director of Communications & Marketing, Cailan is responsible for developing and executing Catholic Charities’ communications and marketing strategy and for shaping the public voice and image of the agency.  She manages communications, marketing, and public relations for the agency. Born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, Cailan moved to the Bay Area after nearly a decade in Omaha, Nebraska. While in Omaha, she managed communications for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha and also spent time in healthcare as a communications strategist.


  • Master’s of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • BA, Journalism/Public Relations, Creighton University (Omaha)
  • BA, History, Creighton University (Omaha)

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