Kim Durham retiring as Administrative Assistant


ROCKFORD, IL:  September 1, 2019 – It is with great anticipation and excitement I am announcing my retirement after nine years with theFranaGroup.  It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you and I hope that I have been helpful to all of you.  I will miss being a part of theFranaGroup but my husband and I are planning on doing some traveling.  My last day will be September 26, 2019.

We would like to introduce a new team member to theFranaGroup.  Please welcome Mary Verdun as Administrative Assistant.  Mary has a civil engineering degree from University of Illinois and worked at the Illinois Department of Transportation for 22 years.  Then she received a teaching certificate that fueled her second career of teaching math and business to high school students for 12 years in Oregon, Illinois.  We are excited to welcome Mary and her extensive talents.  She will be available effective September 4, 2019. 

You can reach Mary at

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, is a national healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), including a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding.  With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development.  The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities.  In 2018, theFranaGroup clients in 17 states served over 741,200 unduplicated patients with over 2,223,800 outpatient visits.  As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.