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Lillian Harriett Mood

Lillian Harriett Mood, American public health nurse. Registered Nurse, South Carolina. Recipient First award of merit Association State and Territorial Directors of Nursing, 1989; award for excellence South Carolina League for Nursing, 1990; Community Leadership fellow Will Keith Kellogg Foundation, 1992-1994; fellow Salzburg (Austria) Seminar, 1994.


  • Mood, Lillian Harriett was born on August 12, 1940 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Francis Palmer and Lula Sue (Rigby) Mood.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University South Carolina, 1962. Master in Public Health, University South Carolina, 1975.


    • Clinical instructor University South Carolina College Nursing, Columbia, 1962-1963. Staff and charge nurse Community Hospital and State Tuberculosis Hospital, Georgetown and Manning, South Carolina, 1962-1970. Supervision/consultant home health services South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control, Georgetown and Columbia, 1970-1978.

      Project director community long term care South Carolina Department Social Services, Columbia, 1978-1979. Assistant commissioner and state director public health nursing South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control, 1979-1988, director assessment and quality assurance, 1988-1993, director risk communications and community liaison Environmental Quality Control, since 1993. Board directors Palmetto Senior Care, Columbia.

      President Association State and Territorial Directors of Nursing, 1984-1986. Member 10M Committee on Future of Public Health.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, South Carolina.


    • Chair, editor: Nursing, Health and Environment, 1995.


    Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


    Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity or nationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.


    Active Friends of Museum, Columbia, Riverbanks Society, Columbia, South Carolina Healthy People Coalition, South Carolina. Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Public Health Association (governing council 1985-1986, 89-90, 97-89), American Nurses Association, South Carolina Nurses Association (Excellence in Promotion of Practice award 1997), South Carolina Public Health Association (president 1978-1979), National League for Nursing (governing board 1982, 87-90).



    Tennis, reading, choral music.


    • Married Tony Ryan McCreight, September 14, 1963 (divorced 1982). Children: Wynn Redpath, Susan Liles, Elizabeth Elliott.
    • father: Francis Palmer Mood
    • mother: Lula Sue (Rigby) Mood
    • spouse: Tony Ryan McCreight
    • children: Wynn Redpath Mood
    • Susan Liles Mood
    • Elizabeth Elliott Mood
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