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Frank J. Mecca

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Frank J. Mecca

Executive Director
County Welfare Directors Association of California
health and human services at the county level
advocacy for county health and human services employees
self-sufficiency for communities and families
preventing abuse and neglect of children and adults


Frank J. Mecca is executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association of California, or CWDA, a nonprofit association representing the human service directors from each of California's 58 counties. The association seeks to promote a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect. Mecca also is an affiliate member of the health and human services policy committee for the California State Association of Counties, which represents the needs of various county service-delivery personnel and the public services they provide.

925 L Street, Suite 350
Sacramento  California  95814
United States
Office Phone: 
(916) 443-1749 x12
Office Fax: 
(916) 443-3202


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