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Ellen Gunter McDowell

Ellen Gunter McDowell, American health facility administrator, nurse. Registered nurse, Missouri, Indiana. Named Outstanding Alumnus Year, Department Nursing Southeast Missouri State University, 1985.


McDowell, Ellen Gunter was born on November 7, 1952 in Girardeau, Missouri, United States. Daughter of S.A. Martin and Audrey Dean (Withers) Gunter.


Associate of Arts in Nursing, Southeast Missouri State University, 1973. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Evansville, 1976. Master of Science in Administration, Southeast Missouri State University, 1987.


Staff nurse St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, head nurse, 1974-1975, education coordinator, 1978-1981, director education, 1978-1988. Education instructor Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Indiana, 1976-1977. Director education Medical Center of Independence, Missouri, 1988-1990.

Director Cliffview Center for Women's Health Independence Regional Health Center, since 1990. Member advisory council Center for Health Professions, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1984-1988. Member seminar faculty Missouri League for Nursing, 1986, 89.

Health systems professional delegation member People's Republic China, 1987.


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


True marriage can be only between a man and a woman. Marriage is the most sacred and basic of societal units.


Member continuing education council, Cape Girardeau, 1979-1983, advisory board Vocational and Technology School, Cape Girardeau, 1979-1988. Member American Nurses Association, Missouri Nurses Association (district chairperson continuing education 1979-1983, board directors 1981-1983), Missouri Association for Healthcare Education (district board directors 1983-1985, 88-90, president 1986, chapter recognition project chairperson 1988-1989, nominating chairperson 1987, bylaws chairperson 1987), Bootheel Professional Association for Continuing Education (treasurer 1980-1982, vice president 1982, president 1983), American Society for Healthcare Education and Training (national distinguished achievement award 1990, president-elect Kansas City chapter 1989-1990, bylaws chairperson 1988-1989, chapter recognition chairperson 1990), National Federation Business and Professional Women, National Association Female Executives, Missouri Area V Health Systems Association (delegate council 1980-1983), Missouri Heart Association, Southeast Missouri Health Educators (president 1982), Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, cross stitching, volleyball, choir activities.


Married James C. McDowell Junior, December 29, 1973. 1 child, Leeann Christine.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.