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Tamara Jean Parrish Cowen

Tamara Jean Parrish Cowen, American healthcare administrator. Registered Nurse, Texas; certified in professional healthcare quality. Named Volunteer of Year Brownsville chapter American Red Cross, 1989.

Background

  • Cowen, Tamara Jean Parrish was born on April 6, 1953 in Charles City, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Kenneth R. and Marcia (Gates) Parrish.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas, 1974. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Texas Pan America, Edinburg, 1989. MSN summa cum laude, University Texas, 1994.

    Career

    • Chief nursing officer, chief information/resource officer Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas. Certified in professional healthcare quality.

    Membership

    DHSR member American Red Cross. Gubernatorial appointee Texas Practice Residency Advisory Committee, 1994-1997. Member Work Force Development Board.

    Commissioner Brownsville Planning and Zoning. Member American Nurses Association, Valley College of Chamber (board directors, named Brownsville Professional Woman of Year 1991), Sigma Theta Tau.

    Connections

    • Married Paul C.T. Cowen, March 18, 1972. Children: Tara, Jonathan, Timothy.
    • father: Kenneth R. Parrish
    • mother: Marcia (Gates) Parrish
    • spouse: Paul C.T. Cowen
    • children: Tara Cowen
    • Jonathan Cowen
    • Timothy Cowen
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    Born April 6, 1953
    (age 64)
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