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Brenda Smedley Welch

Brenda Smedley Welch, American hospital administrator, consultant. Certified alcoholism counselor. Board directors National Black Alcoholism Council, Cleveland, since 1980; Member of National Association Female Executives.


  • Welch, Brenda Smedley was born on May 24, 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Ellis and Easter (Roe) Smedley Hupertz.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, 1972. Associate of Applied Science, Cuyahoga Community College, 1974. Bachelor, Cleveland State University, 1977.

      Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western Reserve University, 1984.


    • Alcoholism counselor Westside Community House, Cleveland, 1980—1981, Department Health, Cleveland, 1981—1983. Program planner Neighborhood Centers Association, 1983—1984. Substance abuse specialist United Labor Agency, 1984.

      Inpatient coordinator Ridgecliff Willow Ridge Hospital, Willoughby, since 1984. Director Heights Center, Cleveland Heights, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Certified alcoholism counselor.


    • Author: In Father's House, 1980.


    The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Local church is the fundamental unit of mission in denominational life.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Baptist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


    Board directors National Black Alcoholism Council, Cleveland, since 1980. Member of National Association Female Executives.



    Writing, poetry.


    • Married James Vernon Welch, May 23, 1981. Children: Alisa, Shalice, Michael.
    • father: Ellis Hupertz
    • mother: Easter (Roe) Smedley Hupertz
    • spouse: James Vernon Welch
    • children: Alisa Welch
    • Shalice Welch
    • Michael Welch
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    Born March 24, 1949
    (age 68)