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Clare Helminiak

Clare Helminiak, American public health service officer. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Phoenix Area Exceptional Performance award, 1992, Outstanding Service award Intertribal Council Arizona, 1992, United States Public Health Service Unit Commendation medal, 1996.


  • Helminiak, Clare was born on March 12, 1956 in Woodruff, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Harry H. and Catherine (Specht) Helminiak.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Zoology summa cum laude, University Wisconsin, 1978. Doctor of Medicine, Medical College Wisconsin, 1982. Master in Public Health, Medical College Wisconsin, 1998.


    • Intern Edward W. Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, 1982-1983. General medical officer Mescalero (New Mexico) IHS Hospital, 1983-1984. General medical officer department pediatrics Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, 1984-1985.

      Administrator hepatitis B program Alaska Native Health Board, 1985-1988. Assistant director hepatitis B program Alaska Area Native Health Service, 1985-1988. Medical officer Parker (Arizona) Indian Health Service Hospital, 1989-1996.

      Clinical director Colorado River Service Unit-Indian Health Service, since 1997. Diabetes committee officer Parker Indian Health Service Hospital, intermittent acting clinical director, Phoenix area pharmacy and therapeutics committee, Phoenix area Patient Care Component physician trainer, since 1989. Preceptorship in radiology St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 1981.

      Preceptorship in internal medicine and rural medicine National Health Service Corps., Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Kentucky, 1981. Externship in family medicine Wisconsin Academy Family Physicians, Kaukauna (Wisconsin) Clinic and Community Hospital, 1979.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Treasurer Parker Piranha Swim Team, since 1994. Active La Paz County 4H, since 1994. Arizona representative to the United States Swimming.

    Member American Association of University Women, American Society for Circumopolar Health, MUMPS Users Group, Association Military Surgeons the United States (Ribbon award), Commissioned Officers Association United States Public Health Service (Ribbon award), Reserve Officers Association (Ribbon award), Missouri Foxtrotting Horse Association.



    Horses, swimming, gardening.


    • Married Gene Carnicom. Children: Whitney Alexis, Heath Britten, J. Kirk.
    • father: Harry H. Helminiak
    • mother: Catherine (Specht) Helminiak
    • spouse: Gene Carnicom
    • children: Whitney Alexis Helminiak
    • Heath Britten Helminiak
    • J. Kirk Helminiak
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    Born March 12, 1956
    (age 61)
    • 1978
      University Wisconsin
    • 1982
      Medical College Wisconsin
    • 1998
      Medical College Wisconsin
    • 1982 - 1983
      Intern, Edward W. Sparrow Hospital
      Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      general medical officer, Mescalero (New Mexico) IHS Hospital
    • 1984 - 1985
      general medical officer, department pediatrics Alaska Native Medical Center
      Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      administrator, hepatitis B program Alaska Native Health Board
    • 1985 - 1988
      assistant, director hepatitis B program Alaska Area Native Health Service
    • 1989 - 1996
      medical officer, Parker (Arizona) Indian Health Service Hospital
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