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Karen Marie Fernandes

Karen Marie Fernandes, American healthcare quality risk administrator. Registered Nurse Texas. Recipient Outstanding Young Women American award, 1978, 1981.


  • Fernandes, Karen Marie was born on July 12, 1949 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Lionel Alfred and Mary Louise (Provencher) Chouinard.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Nursing, New England Baptist Hospital, 1970. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Columbia Pacific University, 1988.


    • Night charge nurse Miriam Hospital, Providence, 1971—1973. Evening supervisor Ridgewood Court Nursing Home, Attleboro, Massachusetts, 1973. Night supervisor Exeter Hospital, New Hampshire, 1976—1981.

      Clinical coordinator, chairman nursing executive council Broken Arrow Medical Center, Oklahoma, 1981—1986. Marketing analyst St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, 1987—1988. Director quality utilization management Providence Health Center, Waco, Texas, 1988—1995.

      Senior quality risk specialist Tenet healthcare corporation, Dallas, since 1995. Advisor Tulsa Junior College, 1981—1986, Tulsa American Red Cross organ donor committee, 1984—1986, American Red Cross.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Texas.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Eucharistic minister and lecturer Church of St. Benedictor, Broken Arrow, 1981—1988, St. Mary's, Waco Texas, since 1989. Member women's club Ch St. Benedict, 1986—1988. Advisory Tulsa Junior College, 1981—1986.

    Board directors New Hampshire Multiple Sclerosis Society, Manchester, 1978—1981. Coordinator, founder Des Action Oklahoma, Texas, secretary, since 1992. National board directors Des Action United States of America, president, 1992.

    Member of New Hampshire Junior Chamber of Commerce (first lady 1980-1981).



    Travel, photography.


    • Married Michael Fernandes, February 8, 1970. 1 child Kevin Michael.
    • father: Lionel Alfred Chouinard
    • mother: Mary Louise (Provencher) Chouinard
    • spouse: Michael Fernandes
    • child: Kevin Michael Fernandes
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    Born July 12, 1949
    (age 68)