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Velva Joy Harris

Velva Joy Harris, American nursing adminstrator.

Background

  • Harris, Velva Joy was born on January 16, 1936 in Naylor, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Jack Seamans and Melba Priscilla (Lassiter) Cunningham.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse, Missouri Baptist Hospital School Nursing, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Washington University, 1962. Postgraduate in psychology, University Texas, 1969.

    Career

    • Psychiatric nurse Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, 1956—1961, clinical instructor psychiatric nursing, 1961—1963. Assistant director nurses Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, 1967—1969, West Indies Cook Memorial Children's Hospital, Fort Worth, 1970—1973. Administrative head nurse II Santa Barbara General Hospital, California, 1973—1978.

      Director nurses Santa Barbara County Health Care Services, since 1978. Instructor medical aidman course Texas Army National Guard, Amarillo, 1968. United States Public Health Service educational trainee, 1961—1962.

      Captain Nurses Corps United States Air Force, 1963-1967.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Ventura-Santa Barbara Health Systems Agency, since 1976. President Western Addiction Services Program, Inc., 1979—1980. Member advisory committee Health Technologies division Santa Barbara Community College, since 1979.

    Member of Santa Barbara County Employees Association (director 1975-1978), National Association Public Health, Advocates for Public Health, California Society Nursing Service Administrators, Washington University Alumni Association, Zonta International Club.

    Connections

    • Married Fred L. Harris, April 20, 1956 (divorced ). 1 child Kimberly Jo.
    • father: Jack Seamans Cunningham
    • mother: Melba Priscilla (Lassiter) Cunningham
    • spouse: Fred L. Harris
    • child: Kimberly Jo Harris
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    Born January 16, 1936
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