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Cheryl Kay Blankenship

Cheryl Kay Blankenship, American health care administrator, educator. Recipient Fishel Askanase award Askanase Family, 1962.


  • Blankenship, Cheryl Kay was born on July 12, 1946 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Carl Albert and Ruth Pauline (Pribbernow) Freeberg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1966. Bachelor of Science in Medical Record Administration, College St. Mary, 1974. Master of Science in Health Care Administration, University Nebraska, 1977.


    • Teacher Fargo Public School System, 1966-1970. Assistant professor University Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, 1974-1977. Instructor Metro Community College, 1975-1977.

      Administrator Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, 1977-1981. Instructor Texas Women's University, Dallas and Denton, 1980-1981. Administrator Texarkana (Arkansas) Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center, Inc., since 1984, also board directors.

      Instructor, advisor Texarkana Community College, since 1986. Consultant Omaha Home for Girls, 1974-1976.


    • Participant panel television program Youth Wants to Know, 1987. Director, author instructional film A Medical Secretary, 1976. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chapter secretary American Diabetes Association, Texarkana, since 1986, president, 1987&. Member executive board Bowie-Miller County Medical Auxiliary, Texarkana, since 1986. Chapter executive committee National Kidney Foundation, since 1985.

    Member Women for Arts., since 1985, Mother-to-Mother Group, 1983. Member National Renal Adminstrs Association (government affairs committee 1988), American Medical Record Association, National Education Association (faculty delegate 1969), National Dialysis Association (board directors Washington headquarters since 1986).



    Aerobic dance, exercise equipment, gardening, creative writing.


    • Married Charles P. Berry, December 18, 1965 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Craig; married Dennis Michael Blankenship, May 14, 1977. Children: Michael, Ross.
    • father: Carl Albert Freeberg
    • mother: Ruth Pauline (Pribbernow) Freeberg
    • spouses: Charles P. Berry
    • Dennis Michael Blankenship
    • children: Craig Blankenship
    • Michael Blankenship
    • Ross Blankenship
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    Born July 12, 1946
    (age 71)