Faculty Profile

Dorothy Frankle, RN, DHA

Program Chair, DHA



Dr. Gail Frankle, RN, DHA - Chair- Doctor of Health Education 

Faculity at Franklin for 4 years.

Administrator and Educator with extensive experience in the development, marketing and management of innovative, emergent and expanding programs for community and academic health systems as well as personal and team growth and leadership.

Accomplishments include:

  • Certified Brain Health Professional, Amen Clinics
  • Chair- Doctor of Health Education Program, Frankle University
  • Executive Director, John Maxwell Team
  • Compassion Fatigue expert, educator and speaker
  • Recipient of the Alumni Community Service Award from Bethany College
  • Recipient of the Summit County YWCA 100 Women of Distention for community commitment, vision and leadership
  • Past President- Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania
  • 10 years IRB Member at 3 Academic Medical Centers
  • Led the development of the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program and expanded the Forensic Services Department, the first ever hospital based center, later known as the DOVE Program ( Developing Options for Violent Emergencies)

Association Leadership Positions

  • President’s Advisory Council-John Maxwell Team- 2016-present
  • Mental Health Committee – Chandler Wylie VA Outpatients Center – 2018-present
  • Veteran Interfaith Bridge – Past Chairman 2017- present
  • Region 7 Representative to UNOS 2015- 2016
  • Member Alliance Transplant Leadership Council 2016-2018 Member of the Medical Board for Renal Region 11 2015 President Elect –Atlanta Chapter ITNS 2012-2013
  • Secretary – Association of Transplant Administrators 2009-2013
  • Member -NATCO Ethics Committee
  • Past President- Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania 2008-2011
  • Past President – Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses Past Education Chair – Summit County Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Past Member of the state Chapter review committee of the International Association of Forensic Nurses Communication Section Chair (1996 -1998) – The National Association of Transplant Coordinators


University of Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona)
Doctor of Health Administration, Health Administration
The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pennsylvania)
Master of Education, Health Education
Bethany College
Bachelor of Arts, Communications


Behavioral Analysis Consultant, The Maxwell DISC Method
Behavioral Analysis Trainer, The Maxwell DISC Method

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Program Chair, DHA
2019 - 2019
Franklin University, Part Time Lead Faculty, Healthcare Management & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2018 - 2019
Franklin University, Doctoral Faculty Advisor