Dr. Mary Fran Oskvarek studied at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She obtained her advanced degrees including a doctorate in education in 2018. Her experience includes 20 years as a trauma ICU nurse and has held multiple leadership positions at a level-1 trauma center near Chicago. She is currently the Director of Operations and Associate Chief Nurse Executive for adult inpatients and critical care at Central DuPage Hospital. She currently resides in the city of Chicago with her husband where she has lived her entire life.