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Deborah Pierce Unger

Deborah Pierce Unger, American psychiatric-mental health nurse, administrator. Registered Nurse, Florida, Pennsylvania; certified mental health administrator; certified clinical specialist, adult psychiatric and mental health nursing. Recipient Federal Nurse traineeship Department of Health, 1972, National Institute of Mental Health grant, 1973-1975.


  • Unger, Deborah Pierce was born on February 23, 1947 in Rahway, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Hartley V.R. and Josephine (Sabastino) Pierce.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1969. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Pennsylvania, 1972. MSN, University Pennsylvania, 1975.

      Master of Business Administration, University Sarasota, 1996.


    • Staff to head nurse Philadelphia General Hospital, 1969-1975. Psychiatric nurse clinician, instructor Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, 1975-1980. Program coordinator geriatric residential and treatment systems Manatee Glens Corporation, Bradenton, Florida, 1981-1983, director adult, aging services, 1983-1988, director rehabilitation division, 1988-1997.

      Clinical nurse specialist, program director behavioral health Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg, since 1997. Past Florida chairman Geriatric Residential and Treatment Systems Consortium.


    Secretary Community Coalition for Homelessness, Manatee County. Member elder mental health, substance abuse task force. Member Blue Ribbon Task Force on Mental Health Needs of Elderly, Florida Council for Community Helath, past gerontology division chair.

    Chair State-Wide Mental Health and Aging Workgroup. Member American Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, Association Mental Health Administrators, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Marke A. Unger, November 5, 1988.
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    Born February 23, 1947
    (age 70)