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Barbara Catherine May

Barbara Catherine May, American nurse. Registered Nurse Manhattan State Hospital School Nursing, 1957. Recipient Psychiatric Nurse award, Manhattan State Hospital School Nursing, 1957; National Institute of Mental Health grantee, 1971.


  • May, Barbara Catherine was born on July 20, 1937 in New York City. Daughter of Nathan and Thelma Ella Lucille (Kirkwood) Jones.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, New York University, 1972. MPS, Commonwealth Post College, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Administration, Columbia Pacific University, 1992.


    • Member staff Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, since 1961, nursing clinician supervisor psychiatry, since 1961. Consultant in field; commissioner deeds New York City, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Manhattan State Hospital School Nursing, 1957.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board visitors Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center, since 1981. Co-leader Girl Scouts America, 1981—1983. Member National Board Funeral Directors, 1983.

    Member of American Nurses Association (commission on economic and professional security since 1994), NYSNA (P.A.C. since 1993), New York Zoological Society, Business and Professional Women, Inc., Caribbean Nurses Association, New York State Nurses Association (member council on human rights since 1985, board directors 1989-1993, board trustees), American Nurses Association (certified nursing administrator), C.W. Post Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married William Canty May, December 12, 1982. 1 child from previous marriage Cynthia Joelle Webster.
    • father: Nathan Jones
    • mother: Thelma Ella Lucille (Kirkwood) Jones
    • spouse: William Canty May
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    Born July 20, 1937