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Althea Marie Smith

Althea Marie Smith, American health and hospital executive, psychologist, nurse. Registered Nurse, Massachusetts.

Background

Smith, Althea Marie was born on September 29, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of David and Mary (Cannady) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of science in nursing, University Massachusetts, 1972. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Boston University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Boston University, 1986.

Postgraduate, Boston Neurobehavioral Institute, 1988.

Career

Nurse practitioner, U. Massachusetts Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Amherst, 1974;aftercare coordinator, Greater Lynn (Massachusetts) Community Mental Health Program, 1974-1977;head nurse inpatient psychiatric unit, Boston (Massachusetts) U. Medical Center, 1977-1980;charge nurse neuropsychiatric unit, Boston (Massachusetts) City Hospital, 1980-1983;unit director maximum secure unit McLean/Bridgewater Program, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Eastern State Hospital, 1983-1986;associate area director, Doctor Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, Boston, 1986-1987;area director, superintendent, Doctor Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, Boston, 1987-1989;center director, superintendent, Doctor Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, Boston, 1989-1990;vice president for corporation nursing, New York City (New York) Health and Hospitals Corporation, 1990;senior vice president corporation nursing services and special health initiatives, New York City (New York) Health and Hospitals Corporation, since 1991. Consultant Casa Myrna Vasquez Shelter for Battered Women, 1986. Consultant Department Mental Health, Forensic Unit MCI Framingham-Women's Prison, 1986.

Teaching assistant Boston (Massachusetts) U., 1981-1982. Senior instructor Cambridge (Massachusetts) College, 1986, 87, 90. Clinical fellow psychology Adolescent & Family Treatment Unit, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, 1983-1984, clinical fellow psychology, law and psychiatry, 1984-1986, assistant attending psychologist department psychiatry, since 1986.

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Membership

Board directors Casa Myrna Vasquez, Shelter for Battered Women. Member advisory committee for acute care nursing in the adult New York University Graduate School of Nursing. Member American Psychological Association, American College Health and Executives (nominee), Association Black Psychologists, National Black Nurses Association, New England Regional Black Nurses Association, New York Coalition 100 Black Women, Sigma Theta Tau.