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Mary Ellen Bennett

Mary Ellen Bennett, American health care facility surveyor. Registered Nurse, Massachusetts. Recipient citations and awards.


  • Bennett, Mary Ellen was born on May 13, 1944 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Leon Alfred Thompson and Ruth Earle Kamrara.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Massachusetts Bay Community College, 1971. Student, Northeastern University, Boston, 1974. Master in Public Health, Boston University, 1979.

      Doctor of Education, University Massachusetts, 1991.


    • Research clinical charge nurse Harvard University Research Clinical Center, Boston, 1971-1973. Physician assistant Roxbury (Massachusetts) Comprehensive Community Health Center, 1974-1980. Clinical coordinator Northeastern University, Boston, 1978-1980.

      Administrator, manager University Home Health Services, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1980-1981. Nurse consultant Elm Hill Nursing Home, Roxbury, 1982-1983. Field operations supervisor Massachusetts Department Public Health, Boston, 1988-1989, health care facility surveyor, 1983-1988 and from 89.

      Chair school board Berea Seventh Day Adventist Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, from 1992. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Massachusetts.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: seventh-day Adventist.


    Denomination: Seventh Day Adventist



    Singing with gospel group.


    • Married Jonas Shepard (divorced). Children: Jonas A. Shepard, Stephen K. Shepard, Tslané M. Shepard. Married Julian L. Bennett (divorced).

      1 child, Julian L. Bennett III.
    • father: Leon Alfred Thompson
    • mother: Ruth Earle Kamrara
    • spouses: Jonas Shepard
    • Julian L. Bennett
    • children: Jonas A. Shepard Bennett
    • Stephen K. Shepard Bennett
    • Tslané M. Shepard Bennett
    • Julian L. Bennett III Bennett
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    Born March 13, 1944
    Died January 18, 2002
    (aged 57)