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Donna Lee Frownfelter, American medical center physical therapy administrator, consultant, lecturer. Certified Youth Easter Seals, in cardiopulmonary section American Physical Therapy Association, 1982, Chicago Lung Association, in physical therapy Northwestern University, 1969, registered in respiratory therapy University Chicago, 1972. Named one of Outstanding Young Women America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1977.


Frownfelter, Donna Lee was born on August 1, 1945 in Staten Island. Daughter of Orion Curtis and Lillian (Cumming) Larson.


Bachelor in Biology, North Park College, Chicago, 1967. Postgraduate, Loyola University, Chicago, since 1985.


Staff physical therapist Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1969—1971, chief chest physical therapy, 1971—1973. Director chest physical therapy Rush Medical Center, Chicago, since 1973. Board directors Chicago Lung Association, since 1978, member executive committee, chairman patient education committee, since 1983, co-chairman planning committee surgeon general's regional seminar creating new options ventilator dependent children and adults, 1984, co-chairman coalition committee, since 1984.

Consultant Organization Development Health Care & Church Systems.


Member parent support team National Association Down Syndrome, Chicago, since 1980. Active member Northbrook Covenant Church, since 1973. Member of Beta Beta Beta (chapter president 1967), American Association Respiratory Therapy (chairman rehabilitation & continuing care committee), American Physical Therapy Association (reviewer books & publs.Phys.

Therapy journal since 1981, program chairman cardiopulmonary section 1982-1986, vice chairman section since 1986).


  • Other Interests

    Camping, swimming, sewing.


Married David Dell Frownfelter, June 16, 1967. Children: Lauren Elyce, Daniel James, Kristin Joy.