Our Team

Fran O'Connell, RN, MS, FNP, CMC


A Holyoke native, Fran O'Connell, RN, has more than 27 years of experience in home health, hospice and palliative, dementia, and geriatric care. Fran founded O'Connell Care at Home, Inc., in 1987 and continues to manage the organization today. He holds a rare accomplishment within the elder care community—he is one of the few area Geriatric Care Managers that is a practicing Nurse Practitioner. Fran received a BS in Nursing from Columbia University, New York, NY; an MS as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and is a former officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. He is married to Kim, and has three daughters and one stepson. In is free time, Fran enjoys horseback riding, traveling, ceramics, and basketball.

Danielle Lord, MS

Chief Operating Officer

Danielle Lord, Chief Operating Officer at O'Connell Care at Home, received her Master's degree in Health Care Management from Springfield College and has experience as a Home Health Care Coordinator. When not working, Danielle dotes on her son, Leo, and the family dogs Layla and Boggs. Free time will also find her enjoying the beach, reading, and spending time with friends.