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Karen Patricia Tessier

Karen Patricia Tessier, American nursing service administrator. Registered Nurse, Hawaii; certified in nursing administration, bereavement counselor and coordinator. Recipient Leadership award Young Women’s Christian Association, 1989.

Background

  • Tessier, Karen Patricia was born on June 12, 1943 in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Chester Marion and Patricia Mae (Chartier) Jedrziewski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, University Connecticut, 1965. Master of Science, University Hawaii, 1986.

    Career

    • Staff nurse pediatrics University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, 1965-1969, assistant head nurse pediatrics, 1969-1971, assistant nursing coordinator II, 1971-1973, senior staff nurse pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 1973-1974. Staff nurse pediatrics St. John's Hospital, Oxnard, California, 1976-1977. Staff nurse neonatal and pediatric Intensive Care Unit Kapiolani Med Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, 1977-1980, from assistant supervisor to supervisor pediatric intensive care unit, 1980-1989, director pediatric services, 1989-1993.

      Bereavement coordinator Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, since 1993. Inhouse consultant Kahi Mohala Specialty Hospital, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, 1994-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Hawaii. Certified in nursing administration, bereavement counselor and coordinator.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Iroquios Point Preschool, Ewa Beach, 1978. Adult volunteer Youth Ambassadors International, Honolulu, 1989-1990. Volunteer Lifespring, Honolulu, 1989.

    Volunteer Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii. Program chair Hey Coach program. Member Hawaii Safety Helmet Coalition, 1992-1995.

    Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (membership chairman 1987-1989, secretary 1990-1991, Achievement award 1989), American Organization Nurse Executives (legislation committee 1989-1993), Association for Care of Children's Health, Society Pediatric Nurses, Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, University Connecticut Alumni Association, 4-H Club Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, reading, collecting, community activities, personal growth experiences.

    Connections

    • Married Stephen Joseph Tessier, October 8, 1966. Children: Nicole Karen, Stephanie Michele.
    • father: Chester Marion Jedrziewski
    • mother: Patricia Mae (Chartier) Jedrziewski
    • spouse: Stephen Joseph Tessier
    • children: Nicole Karen Tessier
    • Stephanie Michele Tessier
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    Born June 12, 1943
    (age 74)
    Nationality

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