Katie Franey is Vice President of Franey Medical Laboratories.
Katie is responsible for general operations, sales, and finance. Katie joined the family business as a Courier while still in High School and then onto Courier Supervisor and Billing Clerk while in College. She transitioned into Laboratory Assistant and Bookkeeper in 2001 and took on sales after her graduation in 2002. Katie was able to join her Father Bob Franey in 2008 as Vice President and part-owner of Franey Medical Laboratories.
For Katie Franey, college was all about the ability to stay local and assist in growing the family business. Therefore, she attended Cape Cod Community College and received her degree online from the University of Phoenix.
Katie is a member of NILA (National Independent Laboratory Association), AACC (American Association of Clinical Chemistry), and certified under DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association).
Katie is a Cape Codder through and through and in her down time you can find her enjoying some of the Cape’s great beaches with her German Shepard Addie.
Bob Franey is the Founder and President of Franey Medical Laboratories.
Bob is a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Chemistry. He became a registered clinical chemist in 1962. In 1965 Bob was one of 8 selected to attend Case Western Reserve’s new PhD/MD/Pathobiology Program.
Bob found his way to Cape Cod from the South Shore with his wife Dottie in 1969 when he was hired to run the laboratory at Cape Cod Hospital. His oldest child was just two years old at the time. In 1976, he left Cape Cod Hospital to start a private laboratory with a couple of other partners. In 1979, Bob went out on his own and founded Franey Medical Laboratories. In 2008, Bob semi-retired and sold part of the business to his daughter Katie Franey.
Over the years, Bob served as a Board of Directors of March of Dimes in Plymouth county, and a member of Osterville Rotary Club and on the Cotuit Prudential Committee. Additionally, Bob is a member of the AACC (American Association of Clinical Chemistry) and the National Registry for Clinical Chemists.
Bob has published many articles for clinical chemistry in enzymology and lipid analysis, as well as being one of the first US chemists to develop the methodology to detect buprenorphine (suboxone) and fentanyl in urine. Bob lives in Cotuit with wife Dottie where they enjoy the company of their four children and nine grandchildren. He stops by the laboratory regularly to check in with and up on Katie. Franey Medical Laboratories is a true local, family business and has Cape Cod to thank for its success.