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Anne Hess Napier, American psychotherapist, mental health nurse. Registered Nurse, Maine, Colorado; certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health American Nurses Credentialing Center (board directors, treasurer, vice president). Grantee National Institute of Mental Health.


Napier, Anne Hess was born on November 1, 1936 in Omaha. Daughter of Russell I. and Ruth A. (Hendricks) Hess.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University Washington, 1962. Postgraduate, Tufts University, 1972. Master of Science in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Boston University, 1975.

Doctor of Education in Psychology, Boston University, 1983.


Consultant, trainer Bangor (Maine) Mental Health Institute, 1984-1989. Assistant professor nursing University Colorado, Denver, since 1990. Director nursing Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, 1976-1980.

Private practice psychotherapist, nursing consultant, Boulder, Colorado, since 1990. Advanced practice nurse Adams Community Mental Health Center, 1999—2001.


Past member Maine Governor's Advisory Council on Mental Health, 1983-1990. Active community organizations concerning mental health, since 1965. Appointed Colorado Governor's Commission on Family Medicine, since 2002.

Member American Nurses Association (board directors, past chairman cabinet on nursing practice, past member board on certified), American Nurses Foundation, Colorado Nurses Association (board directors).


Children: Carolyn A. Napier Dillon, William R., Catherine, Douglas H.