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Gerald Grady McLain Edit Profile

also known as Jerry McLain

Gerald Grady McLain, American hospital executive.


McLain, Gerald Grady was born on October 29, 1953 in Vernon, Texas, United States. Son of Clarence Grady and Ura Lee (Hays) McLain.


Associate of Arts, Vernon Regional Junior College, 1972-1974;Bachelor of Science, Eastern New Mexico U., 1974-1976;postgraduate, Texas Technology U., 1976-1977, 79.


Announcer, program director, Station KOLJ, Quanah, Texas, 1971-1974;on-air director, Station KENW-television, Portales, New Mexico, 1974-1976;news anchor, Station KENW-television, Portales, New Mexico, 1975-1976;teaching assistant telecommunications, Texas Technology U., Lubbock, 1976-1977;on-air director Station KTXT-television, Texas Technology U., Lubbock, 1976-1977;instructional media specialist, Vernon Regional Junior College, 1977-1979;independent audio/video producer, Vernon, since 1977;director public information, Vernon Eastern State Hospital, l979-89;director media services, Vernon Eastern State Hospital, since 1979. Consultant Research and Extension Center Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., Vernon, 1977-1979, 88-.


Director, producer numerous video and multi-media presentations for various health science and charitable organizations, since 1977. Vice president Vernon chapter American Diabetes Association, 1986-1996. Board directors Texas Affiliate American Diabetes Association, Austin, 1987-1992, national programs committee, 1991-1992.

Board directors Wilbarger County United Way, Vernon, 1983. Member Texas Department Mental Health/Mental Retardation Media Council, since 1986, chair, since 1992. Member Texas Agricultural Extension Service Health Advisory Committee, Vernon, 1985-1987.

Teacher adult Calvary Baptist Church, Vernon, 1989-1998, deacon, sound engineering committee, chair nominating committee, since 1993, secretary deacon board, 1994-1999, chair deacon board, since 1999. Lay Pastor First Christian Church, Crowell, Texas, since 1998. Greenbolt District Committee chair, Boy Scouts of America, since 2001.

Council Board Northwest Texas Council Boy Scouts of America, since 2001. Member National Association Mental Health Information Officers (vice president 1984-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computers, model making, snow skiing, sailing, reading.


Married Karon Sue Payton, March 17, 1980. Children: Christopher Grady, Jeremy Richard.