A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Fran resides in Nashville, TN with her husband Jack. Together they have four children and eight grandchildren. She is retired from Catholic Charities of Tennessee and the Visitation Hospital Foundation. Over the years, she has served in various ministries both in the diocese of Nashville and in her own parish community. She holds a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University, New Orleans, and an undergraduate degree in communications with a minor in theology from Marymount Manhattan College, New York City.