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Gaynl Beverly Smith

Gaynl Beverly Smith, American Hospital chaplain, nurse Registered Nurse, California; certified bereavement facilitator. Vice moderator Golden Gate Association, United Church of Christ, San Francisco, 1986-1987, Lafyette Christian Church (DOC), elder; life member Girl ScoutsU.S., San Francisco, since 1947. Member Oncology Nursing Society, Society Pain Practice Management.

Background

  • Smith, Gaynl Beverly was born on November 19, 1940 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Charles Homer and Gladys L. (Harvey) Smith.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1962. Bachelor of Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1970. Master of Divinity, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1986.

    Career

    • Assistant director nursing, Washington Home for Incurables, 1971-1973;staff nurse coronary care unit, Doctors Hospital, Washington, 1973-1974;director nursing, Washington Home for Incurables, 1974;critical care float, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, 1975-1982;Registered Nurse, supervisor, Hillhaven Victorian Convalescent Hospital, San Francisco, 1984-1987;chaplain, Hospice, Contra Costa County Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Martinez, California, 1984-1985;nursing director and administrator, Sisters of the Presentation Convent Infirmary, San Francisco, 1987-1988;management pastoral care, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Clinics, Martinez, since 1988. Member Choice in Dying, Washington, since 1985, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Planning Committee, Contra Costa County, Martinez, 1988-1989, Bereavement Coalition, Contra Costa County, Concord, California, since 1988. Nursing consultant Sisters of the Presentation Convent Infirmary, San Francisco, since 1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Vice moderator Golden Gate Association, United Church of Christ, San Francisco, 1986-1987, Lafyette Christian Church (DOC), convenor of elders, member pastoral relations committee, board directors. Life member Girl Scouts United States, San Francisco, since 1947. Board directors Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California, 2000^.

    Member Oncology Nursing Society, Society Pain Practice Management.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: reading, knitting.

    Connections

    • Married J. Vincent McCann, June 8, 1962 (divorced May 1981). Children: Kathleen Patricia, Kevin Patrick. Married Paul W. Bachman, November 24, 1989.
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