Party affiliation: Democrat
Robert M. Velarde, American nurse, hospital administrator, educator. Registered Nurse Florida, Alabama, certified in nursing administration advanced, American Nurses Association, surgical technologist, Association Surgical Technologists. Recipient award from board directors, Centro Espanol Hospital, 1977, Contributions to Nursing award, Minority Nurses Association, 1979.
Surgical technologist attendant Centro Espanol Hospital, Tampa, 1965—1972, nursing supervisor, 1972—1974, assistant administrator patient services, 1975—1985, administrator, chief executive officer, 1985—1987. Charge nurse emergency room Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 1974—1975. Department chair health science education Brewster Technology Center, Tampa, since 1989.
Health occupations instructor Armwood High School, Seffner, 1988—1989. Nurse clinician Critical Care American, 1989—1994. Member blue ribbon task force to Florida Board Nursing, 1982—1983.
Member advisory board Florida Nursing News.
Member of American Red Cross, American Nurses Association, FNA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, AVA (health occupations education division, policy board since 1994, District 4, secretary 1993-1995), Association Nurses in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Care, Career, Adult Association, Hillsborough Technology, Florida Association Supervision & Curriculum Development, Health Occupations Educators Florida, Florida Vocational Association, American Vocational Association, Nurses House Inc., Florida Nurses Association, National Association Health Occupations Teachers, Tampa Bay Organization Nurse Executives, American Organization Nurse Executives, Health Occupations Students American, Nursing Educators Association Tampa, Sigma Theta Tau (chapter vice president 1983-1984).