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Lynda Riley

Lynda Riley, American family nurse practitioner. Registered Nurse, Texas; certified community health nurse. Recipient Mildred C. McIntyre Nurse Volunteer of Year award Texas affiliate American Heart Association, 1984, Distinguished Service award American Heart Association, 1990.


  • Riley, Lynda was born on November 9, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Daughter of Wayne and Bettye Jayne (Hitt) Palmer.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Angelina College, 1978. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Texas, Tyler, 1982. MSN, University Texas, Arlington, 1989.


    • Staff nurse area hospitals, 1976-1980. Various nursing and administration positions University Texas Health Center, Tyler, 1979-1982, coordinator home health quality assurance, 1983-1984, research/trial coordinator, 1984-1989. Family Nurse Practitioner Preventive Medicine Clinic, since 1989.

      Member Texas Cardiovascular Nursing Task Force, 1982-1983. Member speaker's bureau Health Careers Program, Texas Hospital Association, LIFE (Living Improvement From Education) Program, Texas Department Health, 1981-1982. Member MSN program advisory committee nursing department University Texas, Tyler, since 1984.

      Member peer review committee University Texas Health Center, 1988. Co-conductor state board reviews, 1983-1989. Coordinator/presenter various professional and lay educational organizations, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas. Certified community health nurse.


    • Weekly consumer health guest local television program, 1980-1984. Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Active Clean Indoor Air Coalition, 1987-1988. Program chairperson Smith County division American Heart Association, 1980-1984, president board directors, 1986-1987, member speaker's bureau, since 1979. Member program committee American Lung Association, since 1986.

    Board directors Visiting Nurses East Texas, since 1983, Texas Chest Foundation, since 1986. Member Sigma Theta Tau (charter member).



    Reading, gardening, camping, family, pets.


    • Married Wayne Edward Riley, August 9, 1975. Children: Heather Anne, Morgan Elizabeth.
    • father: Wayne Palmer
    • mother: Bettye Jayne (Hitt) Palmer
    • spouse: Wayne Edward Riley
    • children: Heather Anne Riley
    • Morgan Elizabeth Riley
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    Born November 9, 1953
    (age 64)