Frann was born on December 15, 1955 in Mount Vernon, NY where she lived for 25 years. After graduating from Blessed Sacrament Academy, Frann attended Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) where her grandparents met, her parents met and where she initially met Peabody Griffin. Frann’s Girl Scout experiences paved the road for her to be hired as Mount Vernon’s Boy Scouts Neighborhood Executive. Frann later discovered she was the first African American Neighborhood Executive for the Boy Scouts of America.
Peabody Griffin’s marriage proposal to Ms. Mt. Vernon 1978 led the young couple to reside in Augusta, Ga. Frann accepted employment with the CSRA Girl Scout Council. In her role as a Field Director, Frann recruited Girl Scout leaders for a five county area. The Births of Christina and Danielle prompted Frann to secure a position requiring less travel hence, accepting a Recruiter position for Medical College of Georgia. As the children grew older Frann & Peabody realized being around family was important. Not only did they move to Peabody’s home town, Frann’s parents also relocated to Winston Salem, NC.
Frann accepted a Recruiter position with the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. She received her BA Degree from High Point University then transferred into a Recruiter position for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center which collectively lasted for a total of 24 years. Frann fondly recalls the day when a young man mentioned, Frann had hired his grandmother, his mother and now hopefully him. Yes, he was hired.
Throughout the years, Frann has enjoyed her role as a recruiter. She often states “this is my mission until HE tells me something different!” Presently employed as a Talent Acquisition Specialist for Novant Health, Inc. Frann also is a volunteer Reading Buddy for South Fork elementary school and is a board member for Professionals In Transition. Frann enjoys creative writing, adult coloring books, photography, videography, motivational speaking, and runs marathons. People often ask how many children do you have? Frann’s strong faith enables her quick response, “God has blessed me with two children. One is at Disney World the other is in Heaven, the best of both worlds.”