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Dean Sutherland Skelley, American Clinical laboratory administrator. Elder, Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, 1994; member admissions committee Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, since 1990. Served with United States Army, 1961-1963.


Skelley, Dean Sutherland was born on March 27, 1938 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert Henry and Roberta Jane (Morse) Skelley.


Bachelor of Science, Bates College, 1960. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1968.


Assistant professor College Veterinary Medicine Ohio State University, Columbus, 1968-1970. Assistant professor obstetrics-gynecology Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1970-1976. Clinical biochemist Memorial Hospital, 1976-1983.

Director operations Severance Reference Laboratory, San Antonio, 1983-1984. Vice president operations Cone Biotechnology, Inc., Seguin, Texas, 1984-1986. Director product development MCLAS Technologies Inc., San Antonio, 1986-1987.

Technical director Lab Corp American (formerly, National Health Laboratories, Inc.), 1989-1999. President Technology and Professional Services, Inc., San Antonio, since 1973. Laboratory-technical director BioCom Clinical Laboratories, Weslaco.

Texas and Monterrey, Mexico, 1999-2000. Director laboratory services South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, San Antonio, 2000-2004. Medical director Center Disease Detection, San Antonio, since 2004.

Laboratory director Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels, Texas, since 2005.


Moderator Spirit of Peace Church, San Antonio, 2001-2005, United Church of Christ. Member admissions committee Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, since 1990, member Bates Alumni Fund committee, since 1998. Coalition Co-Chairman, New Technology for Newborn Screening, Texas.

Member Safety Committee, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. Chairperson Bexar Area Harm Reduction Coalition, since 2008. President Pleasure Hill Association, since 2006.

With United States Army, 1961-1963. Member of American Medical Writers Association, New England History Genealogical Society, International Bonhoeffer Society (English language section), National Geography Society, American Academy Religion, American Congressional Association (board directors since 2003).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking, music, theology, calligraphy.


Married Eleanor Bachofen, December 21, 1966. Children: Caroline, Rachel, Jonathan, Susanna.