Commissioner Fran Kelleher was appointed to the Housing Opportunities Commission in October 2018. She has more than 30 years of proven leadership as an accomplished policy advisor, executive and consultant in health care management.

Prior to joining the Commission, Commissioner Kelleher served as President of Kelleher Consulting, LLC. Founded while writing her Ph.D. dissertation in Ethics and Society at Emory University, Kelleher Consulting provided strategic advice to organizations on state and federal health care policy issues, including health care reform.

Previously, Commissioner Kelleher served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) where she was responsible for evaluating State Innovation Grant proposals. She has served in senior and leadership positions in government and large organizations, including CIGNA, the Johns Hopkins Health System, and Chesapeake Health System. In addition, Commissioner Kelleher has served as adjunct faculty at both the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University School of Business teaching courses in health care management.

Ms. Kelleher has lived in the Washington Metropolitan area for most of her life and has been active in her community as a resident of Montgomery County.   She received her Ph.D. from Emory University, Masters of Arts degrees from both Yale University and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.