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Colleen Marie Vetere

Colleen Marie Vetere, American nurse, educator. Registered Nurse, Texas. Recipient Army Achievement medal United States Army Reserve-African National Congress, 1986. Board member Carolina Thunder Charities, since 2005; Member of Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Vetere, Colleen Marie was born on September 10, 1957 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Alphonse Louis and Margaret Hilda (Nolan) Vetere.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Biology, University Texas, 1980. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Texas, 1982. Master in Public Health, University Texas, Houston, 1993.


    • Nurse intensive care unit Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Texas, 1983, nurse emergency room, 1984. Quality review supervisor Texas Medical Foundation, 1985-1986. Assistant director Peer Review Organization Texas, 1986-1987, assistant to executive director, 1987-1988, director quality review statewide, 1988-1990.

      Nurse emergency room St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, 1990-1991. Nurse emergency room Brackenridge Hospital, 1991. Clinical research monitor Pharmaco, Austin, 1992-1993.

      Vice president Peer Review Organization Indiana, Terre Haute, 1993-1994. Area support team manager, decision support consultant VHA, Inc., Indianapolis, 1994-1995. Product manager HBSI, Seattle, 1996—1997.

      Vice president quality improvement Northwest Hospital, 1997—1998. Project director clinical performance initiatives Premier, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, 1998—2003, senior clinical associate, supply chair perf. improv., since 2003. Assistant professor healthcare management program Pfeiffer University School Adult Studies, since 1999.

      1st lieutenant Nurse Corps United States Army Reserve, 1983-1993.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board member Carolina Thunder Charities, since 2005. Member of Sigma Theta Tau.


    • father: Alphonse Louis Vetere
    • mother: Margaret Hilda (Nolan) Vetere
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    Born September 10, 1957
    (age 60)