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Advertising agency executive

Fran Maher, advertising agency executive. Diplomate in acupuncture National Certified Commission Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2001. Named Woman of Year, Somerset County Commission, 2007; recipient New Jersey Art Directors Show award, 1978, 1st place award in graphics, Watchung Art Center, 1980.

Background

Maher, Fran was born on June 22, 1938. Daughter of Edward Stephan and Virginia Rose (Harrington) Maher.

Education

Graduate scholar, University Minnesota, 1957. Student, Spectrum Institute, 1968—1971. Bachelor summa cum laude, Kean College, 1979.

Graduate, Nanjing University, China, 2000.

Career

Office manager Lead Supplies, Inc., Minneapolis, 1957—1959. Freelance artist and writer Warren, New Jersey, 1968—1972. Principal Visuals, 1974—1979.

President Fran Maher, Inc., Bound Brook, 1980—1999, wellness educator, since 1996. Private practice acupunture Watching, since 2002. Instructor Chinese Healing Arts Center, Wuji Jing gong tai chi.

Achievements

  • Diplomate in acupuncture National Certified Commission Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2001.

Membership

President board directors Arc of Somerset, 1988—1990, 2004—2006. Representative Congress of States, The Arc of United States of America, 1993—1995. Founding member Flintlock Boys' Club.

Connections

Married Anthony Peter Petrella, September 17, 1957. Children: Roland, Louis, Marcus. Married Brian L. Coffey, June 19, 1993.

father:
Edward Stephan Maher

mother:
Virginia Rose (Harrington) Maher

spouse:
Anthony Peter Petrella

spouse:
Brian L. Coffey

child:
Roland Maher

child:
Louis Maher

child:
Marcus Maher