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Wayne Lee Mitchell

Wayne Lee Mitchell was health administrator. Named in Voices and Faces, 2003; recipient Comty. Service award, Arizona Temple of Islam, 1980, Arizona State University, 1996, Director Excellence award, Phoenix Area IHS Director, 1992, 1993, National IHS Director's award for outstanding service, 2001, NARD Lifetime Achievement award, 2005.

Background

  • Mitchell, Wayne Lee was born on March 25, 1937 in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Son of Albert C. and Elizabeth Isabelle (Nagel) Mitchell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, U. Redlands (California), 1959. Master of Social Work, Arizona State University, 1970, Doctor of Education, 1979. Professional social worker various county, state, and federal agys., 1962-1970, Bureau Indian Affairs, Phoenix, 1970-1977, United States Public Health Service, 1977-1979.

      Assistant professor Arizona State University, 1979-1984. With United States Public Health Service, Phoenix, 1984^. Lecturer in field. Board of directors Phoenix Indian Cmty.

      School, 1973-1975, ATLATL, 1995-1998. Board directors Phoenix Indian Center, 1974-1979, Cmty. Svc. award, 1977; member Phoenix Area Health Advisory Board, 1975.

      Member Community Behavioral Mental Health Board, 1976-1980. Member board of trustees Heard Museum of Anthropology, Phoenix, Arizona, 1996. Member board directors.

    Career

    • Social worker various county, state, and federal agencies, 1962-1970. Social worker Bureau Indian Affairs, Phoenix, 1970-1977, United States Public Health Service, 1977-1979. Assistant professor Arizona State University, 1979-1984.

      With United States Public Health Service, Phoenix, 1984—2003, retired, 2003. Private practice consultant, since 2003. Lecturer in field.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors Phoenix Indian Community School, 1973-1975, ATLATL, 1994-1998, Partnership for Community Development Arizona State University-West, 1996-1999, Center Arizona Health Systems Agency, 1982-1985. Member Phoenix Area Health Advisory Board, 1975, Community Behavioral Mental Health Board, 1976-1980, Foreign Relations Committee, Phoenix. Trustee Heard Museum Anthropology, Phoenix, 1996.

    Appointed Arizona State Board Behavioral Health Examiners, 2000-2002. With United States Coast Guard, 1960-1962. Member National Association of Social Workers (Lifetime Achievement award 2003), Foreign Relations Council, United States-China Association, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, Chi Sigma Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Galletti.
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