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Gail Ghigna Hallas, American healthcare and nursing home consultant, executive. License Registered Nurse, Texas, North Carolina; certified regional long term care ombudsman, North Carolina. Nominated for Gerontological Nurse of Year award, 1978; named Outstanding Young Women of America, 1979; recipient Veterans of Foreign Wars award, 1981, Susan B. Anthony award, 1981, Apple From the Teacher award, 1982.

Background

Hallas, Gail Ghigna was born on March 21, 1942 in Jamaica.

Education

AS with honors, Registered Nurse, St. Petersburg Junior College, 1975. Bachelor of Science, University State of New York, 1979. Master of Arts, Columbia Pacific University, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Psychology, Columbia Pacific University, 1982.

Career

Regional long term care ombudsman Region D Council of Governments, Boone, North Carolina, 1983-1985. Psychiatric Registered Nurse in charge New River Mental Health, Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Banner Elk, 1985-1987. Director of Nursing services Allegany Rehabilitation Associates Living Centers, Spring Branch Healthcare Center, Houston, 1987-1988.

Director of education Texas Health Care Association, Austin, 1988. Owner The Hallas Group, St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1988, Benchmark Books, St. Petersburg, since 1988. Trainer on Americans with Disabilities Act to numerous companies.

American Dental Association trainer United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Guest lecturer Northwestern Louisiana University, University New Mexico College Law, Albuquerque, American Health Care Association, American Association Homes and Services for Aging, American College Health Care Administrators, American Hospital Association, American Ambulance Association, numerous other national, state and local organizations and facilities. Founder Golden Rollers American Network, founder of Free Wheelers Skate Club,a nonprofit to give skates to kids.

(www.skatefreewheelers.com).

Membership

Active Florida Association Community Relations Professionals. Board advocacy, support group people with disabilities. Family Network on Disabilities.

Texas Medical Association Task Force on Nursing Shortage. Texas Legislation Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Governor's Task Force Post-Secondary Medical, Dental, Allied Health Education, testimonial on nursing shortage, Austin.

International Platform Association. Advisory committee Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Texas Health Care Association. Division LTC paperwork reduction committee Texas Department Health/Texas Department Human Resources.

Speakers bureau Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Services, Austin. Advisory board Spencer Institute, division Fischer Educational System. Watauga Opportunities.

Board directors Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice. Advocacy group Gray Panthers, Pinellas County, Florida. Governor's Task Force on Women's Rights, testimonial, rights of women in nursing, Tampa.

Adjunct, life member Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Member faculty National Judicial College, University Nevada, Reno. Member American Nurses Association (certified gerontological Registered Nurse, certified nurse administrator), American Society for Association Executives (certified education director), American Management Association, United States Chamber of Commerce, Pinellas Braille Group, National Association Self-Employed, Parent to Parent, United States of America Roller Sports, United States Olympic Communications, National Association Female Executives, American Society Association Executives, Florida Veterans Foreign War, Florida American Legion, Society Professional and Executive Women, American Association of University Women, Houston Organization Nurse Executives, Houston Area Directors of Nursing Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Voluteer work.

Connections

Married David J. Hallas, October 28, 1976. Children: Jeff, Wendi, Staci, Nicole (deceased), Laura.