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Dorothy Diane Garling Plank

Dorothy Diane Garling Plank, American health facility administrator.


  • Plank, Dorothy Diane Garling was born on September 30, 1962 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Karl Ronald and Doris Elaine (Zern) Garling.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Social Service and Spanish, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1984. Master of Science in Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987.


    • Freelance writer Senior Citizens Gazette, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1988-1989. Freelance writer, columnist The Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star, 1988-1989. DRG/Quaid-i-Azam coordinator Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, 1989-1992.

      Marketing consultant Beverly Lynn Shores Manor, Virginia Beach, since 1994. Consultant First Hospital Corporation, Norfolk, Virginia, 1993. Home care/staffing consultant Interim health Care, Norfolk, 1992-1993.

      Vice president Norfolk Task Force on Aging, since 1994, secretary, 1988-1994. Lecturer in field.


    • Freelance columnist Health Care Digest, since 1994.


    Secretary Norfolk Task Force on Aging, since 1988. Member local human rights committee Eastern State Hospital, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 1989. Board directors Women's Network Hampton Rds., 1988-1989.

    Member National Association of Female Executives, American College Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Administrators Tidewater, American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, Hampton Roads Health Coalition, Hampton Roads Legislation Advisory Network, American Heart Association (statewide task force on the elderly since 1994), Virginia Beach Task Force on Aging, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Omega.



    Aerobics, weight-lifting, reading, cooking, singing, crafts.


    • father: Karl Ronald Garling
    • mother: Doris Elaine (Zern) Garling
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    Born September 30, 1962
    (age 55)