Fran was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and moved to Delray Beach with her parents in 1980. Being a nurturer at heart, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Florida, where she was also a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She has worked at the Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center since 1993, has been a Certified Operating Room Nurse since 1994 and was the OR Director from 1996-1998.
From a very young age, her mother, Dolores, instilled in Fran the mindset to help others as often as you can. Fran and her family started The SafeSun Foundation in 2013, an organization dedicated to the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of malignant melanoma. This is Fran’s 7th year as Race Director of the Run From The Rays 5K, as well as Event Coordinator for Martinis For Melanoma. Fran has also volunteered with other local non-profits including The George Snow Scholarship Fund’s Boca’s Ballroom Battle, Connected Warriors, Empty Bowls and Impact 100. She currently serves as President for her Homeowner’s Association. For the last 3 years, Fran has collected and donated backpacks and school supplies to over 350 children in need.
During the 1997-1998 NFL season, Fran was a member of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Fran is an active member of the Boca Raton Triathletes, and has competed in many events, including completing 3 Ironman distance triathlons and 5 Boston Marathons.
Fran’s favorite adventure companion is her husband of 21 years, Nathan, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Boca Raton. Together they have raised 4 wonderful children, Alex, Hannah, Courtney and Jake, and her most cherished time is ANY time they can all be together.
“Fearless Franny” danced into our hearts in 2019 and raised the most funds in the Women’s Division raising over a resounding $183,000