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Birthale Lambert

Birthale Lambert, American nurse, educator. Achievements include design of Adopt-A-Grandparent program. Recipient Helen Barnes award, Kent County chapter, American Red Cross, 1975, Tribute to Women Business Management and Industry award, Young Women’s Christian Association.


  • Lambert, Birthale was born on January 6, 1947 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Moses Beatty and Josephine (Hill) Gordon.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Grand Rapids Junior College, 1970. Bachelor of Science, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1978. Postgraduate, Wayne State University, 1983—1984.


    • Charge nurse in medical, surgical nursing, intensive care unit, emergency room Osteopathic Hospital, Grand Rapids, 1970—1974. Instructor science Medical Assistant Program, 1973—1974. Instructor/faculty nursing Mercy Central School Nursing, 1974—1982.

      Administrator Faith Nursing Home, 1983. Professor nursing Grand Valley State College, Allendale, Michigan, 1983—1985. Board director Southside Bank.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include design of Adopt-A-Grandparent program.


    President St. Andrew's Parochial School Booster Club, Grand Rapids, 1975—1977. Instructor, volunteer American Red Cross, since 1970. Chairman board director Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1988—1991.

    Past bd, director Grand Rapids Opportunities Women, 1992—1994, president. Board director Grand Rapids Ballet, since 1994. Founder, president Weaving Ethnicity, 1994.

    Member advisory board Grand Valley State University Minority Mentorship, since 1992. Member Grand Rapids Sister City Internat, 1994, chairperson health committee. Member Grand Rapids Board Education.

    President health service guild First Community African Methodist Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, 1978—1993, executive director nursery program, 1979—1991, steward, 1979—1993. Vote recruiter senate committee Grand Rapids, 1982—1983. Member Kent County Council Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect, 1983—1985.

    Fellow: Michigan Black Nurses Association (vice president 1977-1979, chairman programs 1977-1979, president 1989-1991). Member: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Chamber of Commerce (chief executive officer Roundtable since 1988), Grand Valley Faculty Club (Allendale).


    • Married Dennis Ray Moore, 1963 (divorced 1977). 1 child Jerry Allyn; Married Kelly G. Lambert, April 13, 1978.
    • father: Moses Beatty Gordon
    • mother: Josephine (Hill) Gordon
    • spouses: Dennis Ray Moore
    • Kelly G. Lambert
    • child: Jerry Allyn Lambert
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    Born January 6, 1947
    (age 70)