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Marjorie Ellen Lind Cook

Marjorie Ellen Lind Cook, American nursing administrator. Registered Nurse Indiana, licensed Florida, certified professional in healthcare quality. Recipient Leadership honoree, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1992, honoree, Mayor's Commission on Status of Women, 1992, United States Government Administrative Service award, Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board, 1996; scholar National Institutes of Health scholar, 1968.


  • Cook, Marjorie Ellen Lind was born on October 31, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Frank A. and Florence M. (Weiand) Lind.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Indiana University, 1964. MSN, Indiana University, 1969.


    • Staff Registered Nurse Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis, 1964-1967. Staff Registered Nurse, instructor Community Mental Health Center, 1968-1969. Director of Nursing St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1969-1970.

      Supervisor nursing Arden Hill Hospital, Community Mental Health Center, Goshen, New York, 1971-1972. Instructor Mount St. Mary's College, Newburg, 1973-1976. Head nurse Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bay Pine, Florida, 1976-1978, assistant chief nurse Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 1978-1981, Danville, Illinois, 1981-1983, chief Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1983-1986, Topeka, 1986-1999, associate medical center director for patient care Wichita, 1999—2002.

      Retired, 2002

      Member advisory council to college Registered Nurse program, Poplar Bluff, Danville, Fort Wayne. Mentor new students Veterans Administration Medical Center, Topeka, 1989. Advisory council member School Nursing Kansas University.

      Adjunct faculty member School Nursing Baker University, 1991—1996, Kansas University, 1991—1996.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Indiana, licensed Florida, certified professional in healthcare quality.


    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.


    People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


    Nursing advisory council member American Red Cross, Topeka, 1992. Member of American Nurses Association (certified nursing administration advanced), American Association of University Women (president 1980-1981), American Organization Nurse Executives, VA Speakers Bureau, Soroptimist International of Topeka, Business and Professional Women, Leadership Virginia, Pi Lambda Theta, Sigma Theta Tau (committee).


    • Married Rudolph W. Cook, October 30, 1970 (deceased July 1978). 1 child Franklin R.
    • father: Frank A. Lind
    • mother: Florence M. (Weiand) Lind
    • spouse: Rudolph W. Cook
    • child: Franklin R. Cook
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    Born October 31, 1942
    (age 75)