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Jean Ann Smaistrla

Jean Ann Smaistrla, American family therapist. Licensed professional counselor.

Background

  • Smaistrla, Jean Ann was born on October 12, 1936 in South Gate, California, United States. Daughter of Benjamin J. and Janet (Pollock) Craig.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Lamra University, 1958. Electrical Education certified, Texas Wesleyan College, 1963. Master of Education in Counseling, Texas Christian University, 1975.

    Career

    • Teacher Houston Indiana Schools, 1958-1961, Arlington (Texas) Indiana Schools, 1961-1972. Counselor, therapist Arlington Counseling and Consultant Center, 1983-1985. Family therapist Willow Creek Adolescent Center, Arlington, 1985-1986, director education, 1986-1990.

      Therapist Bob Carpenter Doctor of Philosophy and Associates, 1987-1989. Private practice, triage therapist Kaiser Permanent, Fort Worth, since 1989. Owner, founder, chairman board Adolescnet Services Arlington, since 1981.

      Founder, owner Mindtime, 1988-1990. Triage counselor Kaiser Permanent, Fort Worth, 1991-1999. Consultant Charles J. Smaistrla, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Arlington, 1978-1985.

      Board directors Bruce Wood Dance Company. Vice chairman board Arlington Community Hospital, 1981—1985, Willow Creek Adolescent Center, 1984—1990. Owner, founder Busyfingers, since 1999.

      Co-owner Staje.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional counselor.

    Membership

    Life member Parent-Teachers Association. Board directors Arlington Art Association, 1981-1985, South Arlington Medical Center, 1987, Center for Well-being, 1985, Bruce Wood Dance Company, Fort Worth, since 2002. Chairman clinical services Parenting Center for Tarrant County, Fort Worth, since 1992, vice president, 1994-1995, president board, since 1996.

    Member vestry St. Deborah's Guild, St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Member of Cancer Research Foundation Woman's Auxiliary, Junior League Arlington, Arlington Women's Club, Alpha Delta Pi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, sewing, doll collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Charles J. Smaistrla, July 12, 1958. Children: Amy Jean, Ben, John.
    • father: Benjamin J. Craig
    • mother: Janet (Pollock) Craig
    • spouse: Charles J. Smaistrla
    • children: Amy Jean Smaistrla
    • Ben Smaistrla
    • John Smaistrla
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