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Barbara Blanton, American mental health nurse, consultant. Registered Nurse, Wisconsin.


Blanton, Barbara was born on October 3, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Richard A. and Eleanor H. (Heake) Mathews.


Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Nursing, Alverno College, 1976;Master of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1978.


Staff nurse, Milwaukee County General Hospital, 1971-1972;rehabilitation nurse, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Milwaukee, 1972-1976;research assistant, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1977-1978;clinical instructor, Alverno College, Milwaukee, 1978-1980;clinical instructor, Texas Women's U., Denton, 1980;realtor, European relocation director, Pitt, Marsh & Associations, Dallas, 1980-1986;client service coordinator, Crisis Center of Collin County, Plano, Texas, 1986-1989;executive director, Crisis Center of Collin County, Plano, Texas, 1989-1993;psychiatric nurse, Baylor Richardson (Texas) Medical Center, 1993-1994. Director mental health services Collin Home Health Care, 1994-1995.


Member community advisory board C.I.T.Y. House, 1989-1993. Co-chair Coordinating Council Collin County, 1990-1993. Member class VIII Leadership Plano, Texas, 1990-1991, member alumni association, 1991-1993.

Chair Emergency Response Team, 1989-1993. Member founding advisory board Collin County Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Network, 1990-1992. Member class I citizens police academy City of Plano, Texas, 1992, member task force on substance abuse, member task force on gangs, 1992-1993.

Member panel J.C. Penny Golden Rule Awards Selection, 1991-1995. Member community management team Texas Children's Mental Health Plan, 1991-1993, secretary and member Executive Committee, 1992-1993, chairperson advising committee, 1993-1995. Active Collin County Bond Committee, 1988, Emergency Superior vena cava syndrome Coalition, 1988-1993, Metroplex Woman's Political Caucus, 1992-1993, Collin County Partnership to Stop Substance Abuse, 1992-1994.

United Way Needs Assessment Coalition, 1993. Member American Association Suicidology (steering committee annual conference 1993, presenter at conferences 1990-1993), Mental Health Association Texas (statewide board directors 1992-1993), Mental Health Association Collin County (board directors 1989-1994, policy committee 1989, focus on children 1989-1991, chair nominating committee 1990-1991, Executive Committee 1990-1993, vice president for advocacy 1991-1993, focus on children legislation committee 1994), Plano (Texas) Chamber of Commerce (task force on strategic planningfor 21st century for bus, education and healthcare 1992, health facilities committee 1990-1992).


Married Rex M. Crago, June 10, 1961 (divorced 1970). Married James G. Blanton, 1972. Children: Catherine, Stephen.