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Margaret Zeller Shepherd

Margaret Zeller Shepherd, American healthcare administrator. Recipient Outstanding Service award Home Care Association Washington, 1987; named Invited Participant "Nursing in the 21st Century" American Nurses Foundation, 1987, Invited Participant "Nurse Leadership in the United Kingdom and the United States" First International Institute, 1987.

Background

  • Shepherd, Margaret Zeller was born on April 29, 1941 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Leonard Franklin and Jane (Kress) Knudtson Z.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Evanston Hospital, Northwestern University, 1962. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Washington, 1965.

    Career

    • Public health nurse Snohomish Health District, Everett, Washington, 1965-1968. Nursing supervisor Visiting Nurse Association, 1968-1971. Professional services director Home Health Services King County, Seattle, 1972-1975.

      Co-founder, executive director Community Home Health Care, since 1975. Member governing council Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority, Seattle, since 1991, Council Chair, since 1993, State Health Coordinating Council, Olympia, Washington, 1988-1989. Member advisory board University Washington School Nursing, since 1987.

      Chair Health Reform Communications Home Care Association Washington, Seattle, 1992-1995.

    Membership

    Member senior service advisory board Blue Cross of Washington/Alaska, Seattle, 1987-1989. Board directors Warm Beach Health Care Center, since 1992. Member American Nurses Association (cabinet for nursing services), National Association for Home Care (board directors, member Washington State Health Services Commission long term care advisory committee since 1994, chair Health Care Reform committee, Home Care Association of Washington since 1992).

    Connections

    • Married Leland Arthur Shepherd, February 7, 1970. Children: Benjamin, Jonathan.
    • father: Leonard Franklin Z.
    • mother: Jane (Kress) Knudtson Z.
    • spouse: Leland Arthur Shepherd
    • children: Benjamin Shepherd
    • Jonathan Shepherd
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