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Joan Lohnes

Joan Lohnes, alcohol and substance abuse services administrator and professional. Registered Nurse, New York; certified chemical dependency nurse.


  • Lohnes, Joan was born on January 31, 1942 in New York City. Daughter of Dominick and Anna (McSweeney) Pacenta.

  • Education

    • Graduate in nursing, Bellevue Hospital, 1963. Bachelor of Science in Community Health Nursing, St. Joseph's College, 1985.


    • Staff pediatrics nurse Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1963-1964. Charge nurse methadone program Flushing Queens Medical Center, 1973-1978. Substance abuse specialist Board Education, 1979-1984.

      Relief supervisor St. Mary's Hospital for Children, 1985-1987. Facility nurse Outreach House, 1987-1989, nursing supervisor, 1991-1994. Director medical services Outreach House I and II, since 1992.

      Director health services Outreach Project, since 1994. Relief charge nurse in pediatrics, alcohol detoxification, pediatric intensive care City Hospital at Elmhurst, New York City, 1964-1985. Instructor American Red Cross, since 1990, American Heart Association, New York City, 1990-1993.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, New York. Certified chemical dependency nurse.


    Member choir Grace Episcopal Church, New York City, since 1980. Chairman health committee Public School 79, New York City, 1981-1984. Representative to Queens Council on Alcoholism, 1984-1986.

    Member New York State Nurses Association, Bellevue Alumnae, National Consortium Chemical Dependency Nurses, Drug and Alcohol Nursing Association, National Association for Alcoholism Counselors (associate).



    Tennis, bicycling, stamp collecting/philately, gardening, music.


    • Married William Edward Lohnes, August 29, 1964. Children: Christopher, William.
    • father: Dominick Pacenta
    • mother: Anna (McSweeney) Pacenta
    • spouse: William Edward Lohnes
    • children: Christopher Lohnes
    • William Lohnes
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    Born January 31, 1942
    (age 75)