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Helen Miles

Helen Miles, American oncological nurse. Recipient Clinical Excellence award, 1995, certified appreciation Project Hotline, 1993, National Humane Education Society, 1995, Commanders Club Bronze Leader award DAV, 1996, Honorary Guardian of Nature award World Wildlife Foundation, 1996, certified of appreciation National Park Trust, 1997; named to International Poetry Hall of Fame.


  • Miles, Helen was born on December 17, 1936 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of John Michael and Mary (Kurtz) Sharak.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Allegheny Community College, 1976. Licensed Practical Nurse, Connelly Skill Learning Center, 1981.


    • Secretary Board Education, Pittsburgh, 1970-1980. Staff nurse oncology Mercy Hospital, 1981-1985. Private duty nurse Quality Care, 1985.

      Staff nurse oncology Naples (Florida) Community Hospital, 1986-1996. Private practice oncology nurse Naples, since 1996. Notary public, Pennsylvania, 1975-1983.

      Counseling assistant Tom Connelly Med, Civil Air Patrol, Pittsburgh, Naples, 1984-1986. Associate producer, co-host TC Productions, Pittsburgh, 1984-1985. Preceptor oncology unit, Naples Hospital, 1990-1996, member advisory boards, 1986-1996.


    • Author: (poetry) Walk Through Paradise, 1995. (with others) The Voice Within, Where Dawn Lingers, 1996.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Volunteer Naples Hotline, 1987-1988. Environmental defense member National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member National Parks Conservation Association, Center for Marine Conservation, Smithsonian Association, International Society Poets (International Poet of Merit award 1995, 96, Editor's Choice award 1995, 96), The Conservancy, National Geographic Society, Swarovski Crystal Society.



    Travel, writing, theater, music.


    • Married James Robert Miles, June 3, 1956 (divorced 1974). Children: Ron, Dave, Kevin, Susan, Tina.
    • father: John Michael Sharak
    • mother: Mary (Kurtz) Sharak
    • spouse: James Robert Miles
    • children: Ron Miles
    • Dave Miles
    • Kevin Miles
    • Susan Miles
    • Tina Miles
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    Born December 17, 1936