Mary Frances Tesher

Human Resources Generalist

Mary Frances has over 25 years of healthcare and corporate human resource experience. She brings enthusiasm and a strong foundation in recruiting and onboarding to Bold Insight. She has a passion for interviewing, employee benefits, performance reviews and team engagement. Mary Frances holds a BS in Industrial Psychology from Trinity Christian College and a MA in Organizational Leadership, with an emphasis in Learning and Development, from Lewis University.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence

My favorite quote, “Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life” by Mary Oliver is hanging in our kitchen. Let’s all connect and make each day count!

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

The Bold Insight team is outstanding! The inclusiveness, attention to detail, and enthusiasm are unmatched by any other culture I have ever experienced.

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

Run, walk or bike. I love to go to the beach with friends and family. A good book with a nap is part of a great day too.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

Barcelona; the nightlife, the beaches, and most importantly, the life changing nachos.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

A 5k with our dog, Polly, and a big coffee.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

We love to entertain and inviting these guests would spice up any bash: John Mulaney, Christopher McDougall, Melissa McCarthy, and Jimmy Fallon.

Long-term personal or professional goal?

I am hoping to complete five marathons; one for each of my five children.

Any other facts to share?

I was an Irish step dancer and as a child spent five summer vacations on my Uncle Humphrey’s farm in County Cork, Ireland.
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January 25, 2023

With a few considerations and thoughtful planning, research that includes the a11y community can effectively collect data while ensuring a respectful participant experience to help design products that meet the needs of all users.

November 14, 2022

By being thoughtful of the research process and unique needs of participants, researchers can champion inclusion of those with accessibility needs in research, resulting in better designed products.


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