logo logo

Merlee H. Duffey

Merlee H. Duffey, American nurse. Registered Nurse. National Institute of Mental Health fellow, 1976-1978.


  • Duffey, Merlee H. was born on April 10, 1939 in Monroe, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Walter William and Helen Merlee (Waldvogel) Grams.

  • Education

    • Associate, Oakland Community College, 1970. Bachelor of science in nursing magna cum laude, University Michigan, 1976. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1978.

      Postgraduate, Wayne State University.


    • Staff nurse, head nurse Pontiac (Michigan) State Hospital, 1970-1971. Staff nurse Ontario School for Deaf, Milton, Canada, 1972-1973. Director in-service education, director nursing Monroe Care Center, 1973-1974.

      Director nursing education Metropolitan Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Westland, Michigan, 1978-1979. Program director case management Monroe County Community Mental Health Center, Monroe, 1979-1981. Deputy director Wayne Center, Detroit, 1981-1985.

      Director client services Visiting Nurse Association Huron Valley, Ann Arbor, 1985-1987. Department analyst VII Michigan Department Mental Health, Lansing, since 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse.


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Member Ann Arbor Myasthenia Gravis Patient Support Group, 1986-1987. Active Big Brothers/Big Sisters Greater Lansing, since 1989. Member development disabled area group Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Board, 1981-1985.

    Member American Nurses Association, Michigan Nurses Association, University Michigan Nurses Alumni Association, Myasthenia Gravis Association, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Dean R. Duffey, August 31, 1958 (divorced September 1983). Children: Tammy, Dawn.
    • father: Walter William Grams
    • mother: Helen Merlee (Waldvogel) Grams
    • spouse: Dean R. Duffey
    • children: Tammy Duffey
    • Dawn Duffey
    See on larger map
    Born April 10, 1939