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Fran ButterfossFrances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd, is a nationally recognized expert on coalition building and organizational development, with more than twenty-five years of experience training and consulting with organizations, coalitions, and communities across North America. She is president of Coalitions Work and a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has founded and directed several coalitions and received research support from many agencies and foundations. She has published widely, and her textbook, Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health, is a best seller for academics and practitioners alike. Fran is a past president and distinguished fellow of the Society for Public Health Education. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Tom, and is devoted to their three children and five grandchildren.