Ashley A. Francis, MPH

Senior Manager, Program Management and Business Operations


Ashley leads TMC Innovation’s program management team and business operations ensuring streamlined operational excellence and collaboration across all programs and teams.

Previously, Ashley managed the Accelerator for cancer therapeutics funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and launched in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to support Texas-based biotech entrepreneurs and researchers contemplating translations alongside institutional technology transfer teams. Throughout her career working with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, The Rose, and Harris Health System, Ashley has consistently led integrated and complex programs successfully by enhancing operations and exceeding program goals in fast-paced environments. As a native Houstonian, she is motivated to significantly impact healthcare and the Texas community.

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Baylor University and her Master of Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

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