Leadership Team

Fran Gardner

General Counsel & Corporate Compliance Officer

Fran began his legal career with a respected Cleveland law firm, where he became partner and chair of the firm’s Health Care Law Practice Group. From there, he was hired as General Counsel by a regional health care system with acute care, outpatient and ancillary services, and served in that role for ten years.

Fran joined Sprenger in 2018 as its first General Counsel, focusing on corporate issues, litigation, collections and insurance matters for the organization. Fran also currently serves as the organization’s Corporate Compliance Officer.

Fran is a member of state and local bar associations, and the American Health Care Lawyers Association. He served on the board of the St. Augustine Health Campus, a Cleveland long-term care ministry, for more than ten years. He currently serves on the boards of the Black River Education and Wellness Foundation and Grand River Academy.