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Ann Helm, American nurse, health care lawyer. Recipient National Roberts Writing award, 1975, Oregon Health Sciences University Research Award, 1979, Legal Scholarship award American Jurisprudence Society, 1979; American Judicature Society legal scholar, 1979, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, Kellogg fellow, Norris fellowship Will Keith Kellogg Foundation, 1982-1985, VA Leadership fellow Department of Veterinary Affairs, 1987.


Helm, Ann was born on July 24, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1971. Master of Science in Urban Studies, Portland State University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Lewis and Clark College, 1981.

Degree in International Human Rights, University Strasbourg, France.


Director Office Economics Opportunity, Migrant Day Care Program Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Dayton, Oregon, 1971-1972;nurse, Department Public Health, Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon, 1971-1975;administrative assistant, Department Public Health, Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon, 1975-1977;supervisor, Yamhill County Health Department, Community Health Program, McMinnville, Oregon, 1980;law clerk, United States District Court, Oregon, 1980-1981;aero evacuation tour instructor, United States Air Force, AS, Australia, New Zealand, 1983;instructor nursing service, VA Medical Center, Portland, 1980-1982;director quality assurance, VA Master of Education Center, Portland, 1982-1989;health law attorney, Williams and Troutwine, Professional Corporation, Portland, since 1994. Instructor Oregon Health Sciences U. School Nursing, Portland, 1978-1980, associate professor, since 1980. Associate professor Portland State University, 1980-1983.

Faculty consultant Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1980-1983. Member of advisory board Portland Community College, 1978-1981. Consultant committee Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers, 1988-1990, member committee and resources committee American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, American Hospital Association, Chicago, 1986-1990, conflict of interest committee, since 1990.

Consultant on quality assurance United States Air Force Surgeon General, 1989-1992. Presenter in field.


Volunteer camp health director Young Men’s Christian Association, 1982, program committee Union Concerned Scientists, Portland State University, 1982, United Nations Day International Faire, Portland, 1982. Secretary Portland International Affairs Coordinator Council, 1985-1986, board directors 1983-1985, United Nations United States of America Association, 1983-1986. Member International Relations Committee League of Women Voters, 1980, Portland City Club Program Planning Committee National Council International Health Conference, Washington, 1986.

Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve Nurse Corps, 1978-1994. Volunteer Troop 419 Boy Scouts American, since 1994, Wallace Clinic, Portland, 1986-1990. Member American Association World Health (board directors 1986-1992), Public Health International (board directors 1986-1994).


Children: Denise, Darris.