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Mark James Keeley

Mark James Keeley, American nutritionist. Registered dietitian, licensed dietitian, Oklahoma. Recipient Commandant's award Defense Language Institute, 1972, Certified of Appreciation United States Department of Agriculture, 1990, Excellence in Management award Cherokee Nation Donated Foods Program, 1992.


  • Keeley, Mark James was born on December 26, 1948 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States. Son of James Henry and Retha Labelle (Spradlin) Keeley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Kansas, 1971. Bachelor of Science, University Hawaii, 1978. Master in Public Health, University Hawaii, 1979.


    • Nutritionist United States Public Health Service, Nashville, 1979-1981. Public health nutritionist Oklahoma State Department Health, McAlester, 1981-1983, Cherokee Nation Health Services, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, since 1984. Program director Women, Infants and Children Cherokee Nation Health Department, since 1987.

      Contract nutritionist Development Disabilities Services, Tahlequah, 1992-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Registered dietitian, licensed dietitian, Oklahoma.


    • Editor: (recipe booklets) Cookin' with Commodities, 1985, Commodity Classics, 1987. Project coordinator (video) A Diet You Can Live With, 1990.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Assistant scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Tahlequah, 1991-1994, 96—, scoutmaster, 1994-1995. Board directors Christian Action Relief and Education, Tahlequah, since 1992, chairman, since 1994. Chairman board directors Cherokee County chapter, board directors Oklahoma affiliate American Diabetes Association, since 1994.

    Sergeant United States Air Force, 1972-1976. Member American Dietetic Association (diabetes care and education practice group, renal dietitians practice group), National Kidney Foundation (council on renal nutrition), American Association Diabetes Educators, Gamma Sigma Delta.



    Gardening, camping, walking.


    • Married Elisabeth Ann Wentz, August 15, 1970 (divorced June 1986). 1 child, Blake Justin. Married Janice Marie Blecha, September 12, 1987.

      Stepchildren: Laura Christine Barnum, Kirk Joseph Barnum.
    • father: James Henry Keeley
    • mother: Retha Labelle (Spradlin) Keeley
    • spouses: Elisabeth Ann Wentz
    • Janice Marie Blecha
    • children: Blake Justin Keeley
    • Laura Christine Barnum Keeley
    • Kirk Joseph Barnum Keeley
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    Born December 26, 1948
    (age 68)