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Cynthia Rae Reed

Cynthia Rae Reed, American healthcare facility administrator.


  • Reed, Cynthia Rae was born on March 12, 1956 in Des Moines. Daughter of James Charles and Donna Rae (DeBolt) Reed.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Iowa, 1978. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1981.


    • Staff nurse University Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, 1978-1979, St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1980-1981, nurse clinician, 1981-1982, clinical nurse specialist, 1982-1983, director psychiatric services, since 1983. Psychiatric project consultant St. Luke's Health Resources, 1987-1994. Team leader for patient care Iowa Health System, since 1994.

      Co-founder, director C.R. Eating Disorder Project, Cedar Rapids, 1982-1984.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Adult Mental Health Coalition, Cedar Rapids, 1984-1988. Board directors Community Friends Program, 1986-1988, Suicide Outreach Project, 1984-1985. Member Day Treatment Advisory Board, 1983-1985.

    Linn County member Citizens Task Force on Care Facility, Iowa, 1983-1986. Member advisory board Child Protection Center, 1986-1991. Member Flood Reliev Council, since 1993, Healing Healthcare Network Committee, since 1993.

    Co-chairman Critical Incident Stress Management Team, since 1990. Member Substance Abuse Free Environmental Coalition, since 1989, board directors, since 1992. Member American Nurses Association, Mental Health Advocates (board directors 1985-1991, president 1989-1990, Outstanding New Program award 1986, named Ourstanding Mental Health Professional 1988, 91), Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Organization Nurse Executives, Coe College Nursing Honor Society, Boulevard Social Club (vice president 1985-1987), Junior League Cedar Rapids, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Photography, travel, camping, biking, boating.


    • Married Thomas Joseph Shea, August 30, 1986. 1 child, T.J. Shea.
    • father: James Charles Reed
    • mother: Donna Rae (DeBolt) Reed
    • spouse: Thomas Joseph Shea
    • child: T.J. Shea Reed
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    Born March 12, 1956
    (age 61)