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Karin Best Garson

Karin Best Garson, American nursing director. Registered Nurse.


  • Garson, Karin Best was born on November 11, 1945 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Richard Joseph and Irene Elizabeth (Hannula) Best.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Albany (New York ) Medical Center, 1967. Bachelor in Psychology, University Hartford, Connecticut, 1974. Master of Public Administration, Marist College, 1988.


    • Staff nurse New York Hospital, New York City, 1967-1968, Albany Medical Center, 1968-1969. Instructor in obstetrics-gynecology Albany School Practical Nursing, 1969-1970. In-service coordinator MediCenter of Denver, 1971-1972.

      Instructor in nursing Hartford Hospital School Nursing, 1972-1974. Childbirth educator Young Women’s Christian Association/Young Men’s Christian Association, South Salem, New York, 1976-1982. Director Hospice of Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie, 1983-1986.

      Director of nursing Healthsavers, Inc., 1989, Hudson Valley Home Care, Poughkeepsie, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member Junior League of Poughkeepsie, 1982-1984. Member nursing education committee American Cancer Society, Poughkeepsie, since 1990. Board directors Junior League of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, New York, 1980-1982, Vassar Temple Sisterhood, Poughkeepsie, 1985-1986.

    Member New York State Nurses Association, New York State Hospice Association, American Association Public Administrators.



    Walking, skiing, reading.


    • Married January 30, 1970 (divorced February 1990). Children: Matthew, Aaron.
    • father: Richard Joseph Best
    • mother: Irene Elizabeth (Hannula) Best
    • spouse: January 30
    • children: Matthew Garson
    • Aaron Garson
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    Born November 11, 1945
    (age 72)