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Dawn Elizabeth Barnes Costello, American public health nurse, hospital administrator.


Costello, Dawn Elizabeth Barnes was born on December 7, 1940 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Earl O. and Thelma (Walp) Barnes.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1962;postgraduate, University of Pennsylvania, 1985-1987;Master of Education, Temple University, 1967;Doctor of Education in Administration, Lehigh University, 1973;MSN, Allentown College, 1992.


Nurse, Allentown School district, 1963-1967;director research and records, Lehigh County Community College, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, 1972-1974;associate director nursing, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, 1974-1978;associate director personal health service, City of Allentown, 1979-1981;director nursing, Coaldale (Pennsylvania) State General Hospital, 1981-1989;director professional services, Coaldale State General (Pennsylvania) Hospital, 1989-1991;nurse supervisor, Wernersville (Pennsylvania) Eastern State Hospital, 1991-1992;nurse manager, Allentown (Pennsylvania) Eastern State Hospital, 1992-1994;director public health nursing, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, since 1994. 1st director public health nursing Bi-City Health Bureau, Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1979. Advisory board Association Nursing Degree Lehigh County Community College, since 1987, secretary, since 1988, LPNn program, since 1984, Carbon County Vocational-Technology Institute, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, 1981-1984.

Consultant Northwestern Center, Schnecksville, since 1978.


Member of advisory board American Heart Association Bethlehem, 1974-1978. Secretary, board directors Volunteers in American Day Care, Allentown, 1972-1978. Member Pennsylvania Organisation Nurse Executives (president Eastern region since 1988), Lehigh Valley Association for Learning Disabilities (president 1981-1983), Sigma Tau (nursing honor society), Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computing, hunting, gardening.


Married Robert G. Costello, May 12, 1962. Children: Michael R., Kelly L.