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Dawn Elizabeth Barnes Costello

Dawn Elizabeth Barnes Costello, American public health nurse, hospital administrator.

Background

  • Costello, Dawn Elizabeth Barnes was born on December 7, 1940 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Earl O. and Thelma (Walp) Barnes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Pennsylvania, 1962. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, 1987. Master of Education, Temple University, 1967.

      Doctor of Education in Administration, Lehigh University, 1973. MSN, Allentown College, 1992.

    Career

    • Nurse Allentown School district, 1963-1967. Director research and records Lehigh County Community College, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, 1972-1974. Associate director nursing Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, 1974-1978.

      Associate director personal health service City of Allentown, 1979-1981. Director nursing Coaldale (Pennsylvania) State General Hospital, 1981-1989. Director professional services Coaldale State General (Pennsylvania) Hospital, 1989-1991.

      Nurse supervisor Wernersville (Pennsylvania) State Hospital, 1991-1992. Nurse manager Allentown (Pennsylvania) State Hospital, 1992-1994. Director public health nursing Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, since 1994.

      1st director public health nursing Bi-City Health Bureau, Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1979. Advisory board Associate Nursing Degree Lehigh County Community College, since 1987, secretary, since 1988, LPNn program, since 1984, Carbon County Vocational-Technology Institute, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, 1981-1984. Consultant Northwestern Center, Schnecksville, since 1978.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member advisory board American Heart Association Bethlehem, 1974-1978. Secretary, board directors Volunteers in American Day Care, Allentown, 1972-1978. Member Pennsylvania Organization Nurse Executives (president Eastern region since 1988), Lehigh Valley Association for Learning Disabilities (president 1981-1983), Sigma Tau (nursing honor society), Sigma Theta Tau.

    Personality

    Interests

    Computing, hunting, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Robert G. Costello, May 12, 1962. Children: Michael R., Kelly L.
    • father: Earl O. Barnes
    • mother: Thelma (Walp) Barnes
    • spouse: Robert G. Costello
    • children: Michael R. Costello
    • Kelly L. Costello
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