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Uwe Gunnersen

Uwe Gunnersen, Danish, American health facility administrator. Diplomate American College Health Care Executives; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; certified mental health administrator.


  • Gunnersen, Uwe was born on February 10, 1935 in Denmark. Arrived in the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1964. Son of H. Thomas and H. Agneta (Strufe) Gunnersen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Copenhagen, 1956. Master of Science, University Hamburg, Germany, 1958.


    • Social worker division psychiatry Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1962—1968. Associate administrator Martha Washington Hospital, 1968—1969. Program policy advisory Illinois Department Mental Health, 1969—1971.

      Mental health consultant region V National Institute of Mental Health, 1971—1973. Division director Joint Commission Accreditation Hospital, 1973—1976. President Human Services Horizons Inc., San Francisco, 1976—1979.

      Executive director Azure Acres Chemical Dependency Treatment Center, since 1979. Member task force President's Commission Mental Health, 1978, Contra Costa County (California) Council Aging, 1978—1979.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American College Health Care Executives. Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Certified mental health administrator.


    • Author manuals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Fellow: American College Addiction Treatment Administrators, Royal Society Health. Member: American Health Planning Association, American Public Health Association, National Association Alcoholism Treatment Programs (board director 1984-1991, since 1991), Employee Assistance Professionals Association (certified 1987), Association Mental Health Administrators, National Association Social Workers.


    • Married Veronica Peper, June 2, 1962. Children: Kirsten, Thomas.
    • father: H. Thomas Gunnersen
    • mother: H. Agneta (Strufe) Gunnersen
    • spouse: Veronica Peper
    • children: Kirsten Gunnersen
    • Thomas Gunnersen
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    Born February 10, 1935