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Laurent Flores Duenas

Laurent Flores Duenas, Guamanian health and nursing consultant. Registered Nurse, Guam, 1968, Montana, 1969; CNA, National League for Nursing; certified SMDP training, International Public Health. Recipient Centennial Award National League of Nursing, 1994, Governor's Chief Gadao Distinguished Award, 1995.


  • Duenas, Laurent Flores was born on January 9, 1947 in Yigo, Guam. Daughter of Joaquin Garcia and Maria Acosta (Calvo) Flores.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, University Guam, 1968. Bachelor of science in nursing, Montana State University, 1969. Master in Public Health, University Hawaii, Manao, 1984.


    • Staff nurse Department Public Health and Social Service, 1969—1970, nurse supervisor I, 1970—1971, nurse supervisor II, 1972—1978, assistant administrator Bureau Community Health and Nursing Service Guana Island, 1978—1989, detailed administrator, 1986—1988, administrator Guana Island, 1989—1995, retired Guana Island, 1995. Health and nursing consultant Guam Legislature and University Guam, since 1996,"HLATTE" project director University Guam, since 2003. Adjunct faculty health administration, since 1999, board director, chair Pacific Basin Maternal Child Health Resource Center, Mangilao, Guam, 1984-1996, Pacific Basin Master of Surgery coordinator, Honolulu, 1984-1995.

      Member State and Territorial Director Nursing, 1987-1998. Member Interagy. Leadership Consortium for Individual's with Special Needs, 1990-1998. Member Maternal Child Health Task Force, 1996-1998, Governor's Vision, 2000.

      Health Task Force, 1996-2000. Chair Nurse Leaders Committee, 1995-1998, member, 1998-2000. Preceptor nursing students U.Guam, since 1995.

      Board director Pacific Island Primary Care Association, since 2003, board director Pacific Association Clinical Training, since 2003. Affiliate member Pacific Island Health Officers APNLC, since 2003. Presenter in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Guam, 1968, Montana, 1969. CNA, National League for Nursing. Certified SMDP training, International Public Health.


    • Author: Caring for Young Children, modified version, 1998.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Y'netnon Famaloan Democratic Women Leaders, American Pacific Nursing Leaders (council president 2001-2005, treasurer, 1986-1992, vice member since 1986), Commission on Licensure, Guam Board Nurses Examiners (board director, chair 1981-1990), Guam Nurses Association (board director 1992-1994, Leadership Award 1988, Nursing Excellence Award 1990, Guam Nurse of Year 1993, Public Health Unit Award 1994, Guam Legislation Resolution 1995, 98, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Minority Health Champions Health Equity award, 2004), Organization Health and Medical Professional Women (treasurer since 2003), Pacific Island Health Officers Association, Pacific Island Primary Care Association (board directors, vice president, 2003), Pacific Association Clinical Training (board directors, since 2003), Association Teachers Preventative Medicine.



    Crocheting, collecting recipes, baking, campaign strategies, visiting sick.


    • Married Jimmy J. Duenas, January 9, 1971. Children: James Richard, Sherry Marie, Kenneth Ray.
    • father: Joaquin Garcia Flores
    • mother: Maria Acosta (Calvo) Flores
    • spouse: Jimmy J. Duenas
    • children: James Richard Duenas
    • Sherry Marie Duenas
    • Kenneth Ray Duenas
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    Born January 9, 1947
    (age 70)