Antoinette Francher-Donald      

Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning


A native of Illinois, I earned my bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor degree in Spanish from Illinois State University. In the summer of 2000, I moved to Fort Wayne. In 2004, I earned my MBA in Management and Human Resources from Indiana Tech. My career has spanned multiple industries including manufacturing, education and nonprofits. In addition, I have held roles in Marketing at Parkview Health and as the director of Planning and Programming at the Fort Wayne Urban League. Prior to starting at Saint Francis, I was the director of Children’s Health Collaborative—a public health initiative focused on helping kids in Allen County reach their fullest potential. I was responsible for implementing strategic activities and advocating for health and educational equity.  For more than 10 years, I was an adjunct instructor and tutor in Indiana Tech’s College of Business, and I have also worked at Ivy Tech.  I currently serve on the Parkview YMCA Board and in my spare time I love to travel and spend time with my family.

Areas of Interest

  • Public Health and Communities
  • K -12 and Post-Secondary Education and Learning
  • Experiential Learning and Internships

Selected Publications

Selected Publications: I am currently co-authoring one of 15 chapters for, “Health and Healthcare: A World View”—a textbook concentrating on and comparing public health and healthcare systems around the world. The chapter I am co-authoring will address Spain’s healthcare system and the textbook will be the 1st edition.