Fran has lived north of Boston her entire life. She received her master’s degree in nursing administration from Northeastern University and has held a number of nursing leadership positions at Boston Children’s Hospital including the director role in the Emergency Department and most recently the nurse manager role in the Outpatient Multispecialty Clinic setting.
Fran was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her early 30s. About ten years after that, her father died from complications of T1D. In an effort to honor her father and support diabetes research, she began participating in fundraising events with the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She participated in two full- and six half-marathons to benefit diabetes research. A few years later, she developed a passion for cycling and has participated in the ADA New England Classic 150-mile, two-day bike ride for five consecutive years to support research and to financially assist families of children with T1D to attend Camp Carefree in New Hampshire.
Fran was a camper at DTC twice before joining the staff on the medical team. She has found each camp experience to enrich her life through education, access to expert resources and lasting relationships developed with campers and staff. She enjoys all kinds of exercise and learning about new ways to enhance health and wellness.