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public health service officer

Clare Helminiak, American public health service officer. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Phoenix Area Exceptional Performance award, 1992, Outstanding Service award Intertribal Council Arizona, 1992, United States Public Health Service Unit Commendation medal, 1996.


Helminiak, Clare was born on March 12, 1956 in Woodruff, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Harry H. and Catherine (Specht) Helminiak.


Bachelor of Science in Zoology summa cum laude, University Wisconsin, 1978. Doctor of Medicine, Medical College Wisconsin, 1982. Master in Public Health, Medical College Wisconsin, 1998.


Intern Edward W. Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, 1982-1983. General medical officer Mescalero (New Mexico) IHS Hospital, 1983-1984. General medical officer department pediatrics Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, 1984-1985.

Administrator hepatitis B program Alaska Native Health Board, 1985-1988. Assistant director hepatitis B program Alaska Area Native Health Service, 1985-1988. Medical officer Parker (Arizona) Indian Health Service Hospital, 1989-1996.

Clinical director Colorado River Service Unit-Indian Health Service, since 1997. Diabetes committee officer Parker Indian Health Service Hospital, intermittent acting clinical director, Phoenix area pharmacy and therapeutics committee, Phoenix area Patient Care Component physician trainer, since 1989. Preceptorship in radiology St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 1981.

Preceptorship in internal medicine and rural medicine National Health Service Corps., Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Kentucky, 1981. Externship in family medicine Wisconsin Academy Family Physicians, Kaukauna (Wisconsin) Clinic and Community Hospital, 1979.


Treasurer Parker Piranha Swim Team, since 1994. Active La Paz County 4H, since 1994. Arizona representative to the United States Swimming.

Member American Association of University Women, American Society for Circumopolar Health, MUMPS Users Group, Association Military Surgeons the United States (Ribbon award), Commissioned Officers Association United States Public Health Service (Ribbon award), Reserve Officers Association (Ribbon award), Missouri Foxtrotting Horse Association.


  • Other Interests

    Horses, swimming, gardening.


Married Gene Carnicom. Children: Whitney Alexis, Heath Britten, J. Kirk.

Harry H. Helminiak

Catherine (Specht) Helminiak

Gene Carnicom

Whitney Alexis Helminiak

Heath Britten Helminiak

J. Kirk Helminiak