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Carol Marcia Downie, American health care information systems executive, consultant.


Downie, Carol Marcia was born on August 4, 1941 in Fonddulac, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Julien Joseph and Marcia Harriet (Fadner) Arpin.


Bachelor in Psychology, University Arkansas, 1961. Postgraduate in Arts Literature, Georgia Southern College, 1964—1965.


Language arts teacher Perryton Public Schools, Texas, 1961—1962. Science computer programmer Collins Radio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1962—1964. Systems programmer Southern Railway, Atlanta, 1965—1968.

Information system manager Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Little Rock, 1973—1976, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, since 1979. Staff analyst Standard Oil of Indiana, Chicago, 1976—1979. Director Guide International.

Consultant American Hospital Association.


President Lincoln School Parents Association, Rochester, 1981—1983. Medical program coordinator River Trails Council Girl Scouts United States, 1983, 1985. Board directors Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, since 1987, Minnesota Orchestra in Rochester, since 1987, Rochester Area Family Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1988.

Member finance committee, choir, volunteer 1st Presbyterian Church, Rochester, 1982—1984. Member of Community Health Computing Users Group (president 1981-1983).


  • Other Interests

    Music, reading, gardening, writing.


Married Edward Blake Downie, August 4, 1961 (divorced July 1980). Children: Eve Marcia, Alice Dorothy.