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Melinda Joy Martin-Lester

Melinda Joy Martin-Lester, American healthcare administrator. Registered Nurse, Illinois. Recipient Torch Bearer award National Association of Nephrology Technicians, 1993. Member National Renal Administrators Association (board alternate 1994-1996), National Kidney Foundation, American Nephrology Nurse Association (vice president western region 1992-1994).

Background

  • Martin-Lester, Melinda Joy was born on August 13, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Daughter of Clayton A. and Joy E. (Webber) Durkee.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Illinois Central College, 1971. Bachelor, Graceland College, 1996.

    Career

    • Charge nurse Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Illinois, 1971-1973. Staff nurse Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, 1973-1977. Unit administrator Community Dialysis Service, Daly City, California, 1977-1981, vice president western region North Hollywood, 1981-1984, vice president European dialysis division London, 1984, Northwest region director Daly City, California, 1984-1987.

      Outpatient services director El Camino Dialysis Service, Mount View, 1986-1987. Chief administrator officer Rogue Valley Dialysis, Medford, Oregon, 1987-1993. Vice president clinical operations QualiCenters Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colorado, since 1993, vice president new facility/project development, since 1996.

      Co-owner, secretary/treasurer Nephrology Management Group, Lakewood, Colorado, since 1988. Nursing advisory board Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, 1994-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Illinois.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member National Renal Administrators Association (board alternate 1994-1996), National Kidney Foundation, American Nephrology Nurse Association (vice president western region 1992-1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Cooking, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Emil B. Lester Junior, August 25, 1952. Children: Andrew C., Emil B. III.
    • father: Clayton A. Durkee
    • mother: Joy E. (Webber) Durkee
    • spouse: Emil B. Lester Junior
    • children: Andrew C. Martin-Lester
    • Emil B. III Martin-Lester
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    Born August 13, 1951
    (age 66)
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