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Barbara Carlile Holmes

Barbara Carlile Holmes, American oncology nurse, consultant, social psychologist. Registered Nurse, Texas; certified oncology nurse; instructor breast self-examination, CPR.


  • Holmes, Barbara Carlile was born on March 14, 1953 in New Orleans. Daughter of Frank Joseph and Elvira Felicia (Morantes) Incardona.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Union College, Denver, 1975. MSN, University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1980. Postgraduate, University Texas, since 1987.


    • Staff nurse Intensive Care Unit-Cardiac Care Unit Porter Memorial Hospital, Denver, 1975. Head nurse plastic surgery/adult oncology unit Fort Worth Children's Hospital, 1975-1976. Medical/surgical patient care coordinator Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Fort Worth, 1977.

      Chemotherapy nurse A.J. White, Doctor of Medicine P.A., San Antonio, 1977-1982. From staff nurse to oncology clinical nurse specialist Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, 1977-1982. Health coordinator Timberhill Villa Retirement Center, 1982-1984.

      Nurse therapist in private practice Omni Health Counseling Center, 1980-1985. Oncology clinical nurse specialist medical oncology/hematology Bone Marrow Transplant Center, Medical Center Hospital, 1982-1987. Program director, oncology nurse educator Texas Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Foundation, Austin, Texas, 1987-1990.

      Oncology nursing consultant San Antonio, since 1986. Clinical instructor school nursing University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1982-1986, clinical assistant professor, 1986-1988, oncology clinical nurse specialist division Gynecological Oncology, Department Obstetrics / Gynaecology, 1982-1987. Lecturer in field; program consultant Cancer Prevention and Screening Program for Rural Nurses, State of Colorado, United States Department Health and Human Services, 1991-1993.

      Program director Nurse Oncology Education Program, Texas Cancer Council, State of Texas, 1987-1989. Institutional review board Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, 1981-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas. Certified oncology nurse. Instructor breast self-examination, CPR.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Reviewer Mosby's Manual of Oncology Nursing, Oncology Nursing, The Human Experience of Pain and Suffering. Producer videotape: (with New Jersey Sugarek) Doctor-patient Interactions in the Art of Medicine: Observational Skills II, 1986.


    Member American Cancer Society (board directors since 1984, president 1985-1986, district 5 lay director 1988-1990, director-at-large since 1984, national delegate since 1991, treasurer since 1994, chair budget committee since 1993, chair nutrition committee since 1993, chair nominating committee since 1993), Oncology Nursing Society (San Antonio chapter board directors 1981-1986, president 1981-1986, national director-at-large 1985-1987), Oncology Nursing Foundation (board trustees since 1993, executive committee since 1993, treasurer 1993-1995, president since 1995), Oncology Nursing Certified Corporation, American Nurses Association (delegate 1983-1985), Texas Nurses Association (delegate 1983-1985, district 8 board directors 1981-1985, vice president 1981-1985), Texas Cancer Council, American Psychological Association, Society Personality and Social Psychol.


    • Married Dennis J. Carlile, May 19, 1974 (divorced June 1981). Married Alan D. Holmes, July 29, 1984. 1 child, Matthew Brandon Incardona.
    • father: Frank Joseph Incardona
    • mother: Elvira Felicia (Morantes) Incardona
    • spouses: Dennis J. Carlile
    • Alan D. Holmes
    • child: Matthew Brandon Incardona Holmes
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    Born March 14, 1953
    (age 64)