France Ledbetter is a mother of four, ranging from ages 9 to 22 years of age. She is married to a Marshallese man, Jongi Ledbetter, for many years. She enjoys decorating, organizing, and most of all a DIY’er.
France was born and raised in the Philippines. She, along with her brother, was petitioned by their father at a young age. She lived most of her life in Hawaii when her father was stationed there in 1989. She attended high school and college in Hawaii. After graduation and achieving a degree in Accounting she was offered a job with Bank of Hawaii, for a few years, before transferring to City Bank.
Hawaii was where she met her husband and gave birth to both of her boys. When her father retired from the Navy, France and her family decided to move to California. Not long after a daughter was born and 6 years after they were blessed with another girl.
France was introduced to Jane Ka’ala Pang and Victor Kaiwi Pang in 2012 just before the Pacific Islander Festival of Orange County event. It was during her first year that she wanted to give back to the Pacific Islander community. She currently serves on the board as their Treasurer. She is also a Pacific Islander Navigator for the Marshallese community, a Certified Enrollment Counselor to assist the community with medical coverage through Covered CA. She also received training to assist those who qualifies for medi-cal and food stamps through a program called One-EApp.
She is in the process of establishing a non-profit organization for the Marshallese community called Juon Wot Iakwe. The goal is to assist all Marshallese with health issues, especially diabetes, obesity, cancer, and all other major disease through education and training.