Francine LaChance

Dir. of Institutional Advancement

Francine brings to Bike Newport a long history of working with nonprofits, their constituents, and the broader public to advance their goals through communications, outreach, strategy, and fund development. She has worked with many educational institutions, publishing firms, and consulting and advertising agencies. At the Grolier Poetry Foundation in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, Francine took great pleasure and honor in working with US Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winning poets, renowned translators, and local, national, and international poets.

At Bike Newport, Francine is excited to use all of her planning and strategy skills to improve and encourage bicycling, while getting back to prioritizing biking in her own life as well – including her favorite – the monthly Full Moon Ride!