Francile studied Native American poverty issues on the Navajo Nation and she worked as a case worker at House of Hope, a shelter bed for dually diagnosed adolescents with a primary diagnosis of substance abuse. In 1997, Francile returned to her hometown of Lexington, Virginia, and continued her professional education with the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board. Her tenure as Program Manager for Community Support Services at the RACS ended after nine years when she joined the Shepherd Poverty Program as Coordinator of Co Curricular Education. She now is Associate Director for Community-Based Learning.
James Madison University cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology in 1994