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Maureen B. Blossey

Maureen B. Blossey, American mental health administrator.

Background

  • Blossey, Maureen B. was born on December 30, 1944 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Richard John and June (Brannan) Bojalad.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Clarion (Pennsylvania) State College, 1967. Master of Science, Bloomsburg University, 1989. Postgraduate, Mansfield University, 1980.

      Doctor of Psychology in Professional Studies, Southern California University, 2000.

    Career

    • Special education teacher youth center Springfield State Hospital, Sykesville, Maryland, 1967-1968. Teacher Union/Snyder Association Retarded Citizens, Danville, 1976. Administrator Snyder County Association for Retarded Citizens, Pennsylvania, 1977-1978.

      Director community residential rehabilitation program Columbia Montour Snyder Union Mental Health/Retardation, 1978-1982, mental health/retardation services coordinator, 1982-1991. Mental health/retardation program administrator Schuylkill County Mental Health/Retardation Program, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, since 1991. Adjunct professor Bloomsburg University, 1988-1989, Kutztown (Pennsylvania) University, 1993.

      Teacher Snyder County Association Retarded Citizens, 1977. Established Community Housing and Support Program, 1978, director expansion, 1982. Director establishment of TAPline, crisis intervention program.

      Co-chair Columbia County Children's Task Force. Member State Mental Health Coordinators, State Mental Retardation Coordinators, special education task force Susquehanna Valley. Member positive approaches committee Pennsylvania Office Mental Retardation, Pennsylvania office Mental Health.

    Works

    • Contributor professional journals.

    Membership

    Chair Snyder County Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, 1974-1976. Member parish council Divine Redeemer Parish, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, Substance Abuse Task Force on Children's Issues, 2000. Cub scout leader Boy Scouts American, Middleburg, Pennsylvania, 1976-1980, Pennsylvania offi Magnetic Resonance Waiting List Initiative Task Force, 1999.

    Member American Psychological Association, National Case Management Association, National Rural Mental Health Association, Pennsylvania Association Rehabilitation Facilitators, Pennsylvania Crisis Intervention Association, Mental Health/Mental Retardation Administrators Association (mental retardation sub-committee), Pennsylvania Mental Health/Mental Retardation Association (board directors since 1994) National Council for Commty. Behavioral Healthcare Schuylkill Company Child Death Review Team. American Pscyhological Assn, OMR Steering Committee on Self Determination, National Behavioral Health Administration Associate.

    Connections

    • Married P. Blossey, June 3, 1967 (divorced August 1977). Children: Damian, Danielle, Jeremy. Married John Jay Palovick, May 13, 1984.

      Children: Pamela, Nicole, Jaclyn.
    • father: Richard John Bojalad
    • mother: June (Brannan) Bojalad
    • spouses: P. Blossey
    • John Jay Palovick
    • children: Damian Blossey
    • Danielle Blossey
    • Jeremy Blossey
    • Pamela Blossey
    • Nicole Blossey
    • Jaclyn Blossey
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    Born December 30, 1944
    (age 72)
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