Annese, Fran

Genetics Clinic Manager

Annese, Fran

Fran Annese is a South Carolina state-licensed social worker who joined the Greenwood Genetic Center as the clinic coordinator in 1999.  She is currently the Greenwood Office Clinic Manager where she assists the director of clinical genetic services and the clinical operations manager with the daily clinical operations of the Greenwood office.  Fran supervises staff in Greenwood and provides support for GGC satellite offices.  Her social work skills enable her to act as a starting point for families receiving new genetic diagnoses and to provide assistance to families.

Fran also participates in the coordination of clinical research studies for individuals with rare disorders focusing on Rett, Angelman, and Fragile X syndromes.  In 2013, she received her clinical research coordination certificate.  Fran is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Fran also serves as GGC’s Corporate Compliance Officer responsible for the oversight, management, and administration of GGC’s Corporate Compliance Program. She is tasked with the prevention and detection of violations of applicable state and federal laws/regulations and ensuring adherence to GGC policies and procedures and the Center’s Code of Conduct.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8160
Fax (864) 941-8114


  • B.S., Sociology, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, 1999
  • M.S.W., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2005
  • L.M.S.W., South Carolina Social Work License, Columbia, SC 2005

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis and guide her care. Dr. Champaigne and Ami...

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