Fran Basche, M.A.

Senior Program Manager

Fran Basche, M.A., senior program manager for AHP, has extensive experience with the development, management, and evaluation of policy and programs in the fields of behavioral health, child and family policy, disabilities issues, and programs for women and girls. She has managed both Phase I and II of the Drugged Driving Reporting System project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and is the director of technical assistance (TA) operations for the Behavioral Health-HIV Technical Assistance Center funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (CSAP, CSAT). She was the lead evaluator of a local Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment (AAFT) program funded by SAMHSA CSAT, overseeing the design and implementation of process and outcome evaluations. She has been the task lead in developing a variety of TA materials for SAMHSA, including online courses, the development and diffusion of behavioral health competencies, and supporting SAMHSA’s development of behavioral health pages on AIDS.gov. Previously, she directed a Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB/Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA]) grant on children with special health care needs that included family involvement/family leadership for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and managed statewide early childhood and family support programs for the Massachusetts Department of Education. She has special expertise in family/consumer involvement in program development, evaluation, and governance of community-based programs.