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Franciscan Children’s Announces New Medical and Development Hires

(Boston – Mar. 1, 2017) – Franciscan Children’s, the leading pediatric rehabilitation center in New England, today announced new additions to its senior leadership: Dr. Elisabeth Schainker, MD, MSc, as the new Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Geltman, MD, MPH, as Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Services, and Kimberly Lubin as Chief Development Officer.

“Our role in Boston’s medical ecosystem is a critical one in the delivery of medical, mental health and educational services to children and adolescents not offered elsewhere.  We are committed to building an excellent team that fosters the delivery of high quality, cost effective and family-centered care,” said John D. Nash, Franciscan Children’s President and CEO. “Our new medical staff members will play a vital role in caring for our patients and providing guidance for our day-to-day clinical programs, while our Chief Development Officer will build support for the impact Franciscan Children’s is making in the community and in the lives of children every day.”

As Associate Chief Medical Officer at Franciscan Children’s, Dr. Schainker is responsible for combining clinical, administrative, research and programmatic direction for the medical team to assure effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care. Dr. Schainker will also focus on patient safety, expansion of the hospital’s referral base and family support. Most recently, Dr. Schainker was the Division Chief of Hospital Medicine and Interim Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Network Relations at Floating Hospital For Children at Tufts Medical Center, where she worked since 2005. Dr. Schainker holds a Bachelor of Science from Haverford College and a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and completed her residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program and fellowship at Boston University. Dr. Schainker’s experience with children also goes beyond the exam room: she was a science and health teacher with Teach for America prior to medical school. She currently resides in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. Geltman oversees all aspects of outpatient services including medical, dental, day surgery, behavioral health, diagnostic services and rehabilitation therapies, and is responsible for ensuring efficient functioning and integration of these various departments within Franciscan Children’s. Most recently, Dr. Geltman was the Pediatrics Physician Leader for Ambulatory Quality at Cambridge Health Alliance, where he practiced primary care and also served as liaison to the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry units. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, as well as an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He currently resides in Newton, Mass.

Chief Development Officer Kimberly Lubin will be in charge of designing and implementing institutional advancement programs that boost essential donor and volunteer engagement, support corporate and foundation relations, and ultimately drive fundraising for Franciscan Children’s. Most recently, Lubin was the Senior Director of Development for OB-GYN Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Prior to that, she was the Director of Development for BWH. Lubin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Master’s in International Relations from Boston University. She is a Brookline, Mass. resident.

About Franciscan Children’s:

Located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Franciscan Children’s provides a compassionate and positive environment where children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs receive specialized care from people who are committed to excellence, innovation and family support, so that children can reach their fullest potential and live their best life. For more information on Franciscan Children’s and how you can get involved please visit



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