Flor Nicolas is one of the newest members of the City Council and was elected in November 2018. She is the third Asian-American woman elected to the City Council and only the fourth woman to serve in that capacity.
Nicolas was born in the Philippines and became a South San Francisco resident in 1988 when she and her husband, Nenar Nicolas, immigrated to the United States. They have two children, Genevieve-Marie (married to Elden Nielson) and Elijah-Giuseppe (married to the former Shirley Nicdao), and two grandchildren (Ignatius Deltavio and Arielle Florina Nicolas). She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from Mapua Institute of Technology and a Master of Public Health from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Her professional career includes 20 years in leadership positions at various biotechnology companies – Gilead Sciences, InterMune, Kalobios Pharmaceuticals, and Cytokinetics. Currently, she is the Head of the Pharmacovigilance department at Forty Seven, Inc., a clinical stage immuno-oncology company in Menlo Park.
Her community and public service commitments span over 30 years and include:
- All Souls Catholic Church Volunteer, 1988 – 2008
- SSF Day in the Park Committee Member, 2006-2011
- SSF Housing Authority Board Commissioner, 2006
- Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church Volunteer, 2008 - present
- SSF PAL (Police Activities League) Boosters, served as Secretary since 2008
- SSF Historic Preservation Commissioner, 2009
- SSF Conference Center Authority Board Commissioner, served as Chairperson 2014-15
- SSF Asian Alliance Founding Member, served as Treasurer since 2012
- Kawayan Folk Arts, Founding Board Member
- Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center Board Member
- SSF Friends of Parks and Recreation, Member
- SSF Historical Society, Member
- SSF Sister Cities Committee, Member
- SSF Chamber of Commerce, Member