Maureen Nugent Franco, Chair

Maureen Franco is a health care industry veteran with deep experience from her time on both the biotech and agency sides of the business. Franco joined LifeSci Communications in mid-2019 as president and partner, helping lead the organization’s expansion to a full-service commercial agency. Prior to joining LifeSci, Franco was CEO of Cambridge BioMarketing,the leading healthcare agency in the rare disease space. Under her leadership the agency executed innovative commercial programs, transformed patient and healthcare provider communications and managed the global launch of 11 orphan products.

Prior to this she spent over a decade at Genzyme, now a Sanofi company, in the cardiorenal and rare disease divisions where she held a number of executive leadership roles in U.S. sales and marketing, global brand management and commercial development.

Franco began her career in health care public relations marketing and public relations. Her work has been focused on the intersection of high science and strategic communications with the patient always in the center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management and marketing from Boston College. .