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Health services executive

Helaine Goldfield Gann, American health services executive. Block captain Heart Association, Richmond, 1966-1971. Member California Association Neurogically Handicapped, Child Passenger Safety Association (parliamentarian, board directors 1985-1986), American Public Health Association, Beta Sigma Phi (various postitions held 1966-1971), Phi Sigma Sigma (alumni liason officer 1965-1966).

Background

Gann, Helaine Goldfield was born on February 25, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Samuel and Anita Sonja (Mosko) Goldfield.

Education

Associate of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1959. Bachelor of Science, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1963. Postgraduate, University California Medical and Dental Schools, San Francisco and Davis, 1976.

Career

Dental assistant, San Leandro, California, 1957-1961. Occupational therapist Altedena (California) Therapy, 1962, Supulveda (California) Veterinary Hospital, 1963. Tutor community college students Richmond, California, 1964-1967.

Teacher Temple Beth Sholem, 1967-1971. Dental assistant, teacher Oakland (California) College Dental and Medical Assistants, 1969-1970. Coordinator Head Start Health Services, Concord, California, 1970-1990, manager, 1990-1997.

Consultant, trainer-contractor in private practice, since 1996. Consultant, trainer American Academy Pediatrics, Oakland, 1972-1974, Regional Training Office Region IX, San Francisco, 1971-1974, Development Associates, San Francisco, 1985-1986. Consultant, planner Early Childhood Education Program Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California, 1973-1974.

Consultant, evaluator Health and Human Services Region IX, San Francisco, since 1973. Member Tricounty Nutrition Board, California, 1971-1975. Member school health committee State of California, 1971-1976.

Chairman handicap cluster Head Start Bay Area, 1973-1975. Regional representative food rebate program National Head Start, 1972-1973. Representative Economic Opportunity Office to Bay Area Comprehensive Health Association, 1972-1976.

Member advisory committee Resource Access Project, Los Angeles, 1976. Chairman Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Board, Contra Costa County, 1986-1992.

Membership

Block captain Heart Association, Richmond, 1966-1971. Member California Association Neurogically Handicapped, Child Passenger Safety Association (parliamentarian, board directors 1985-1986), American Public Health Association, Beta Sigma Phi (various postitions held 1966-1971), Phi Sigma Sigma (alumni liason officer 1965-1966). Clubs: Richard III Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, reading, collecting music boxes, sports, history.

Connections

Married Larry Dean Knight, June 7, 1963 (divorced December 1970). 1 child; Andrew; married Galen Dean Gann, July 28, 1974 (deceased). Children: Michael, Kenneth.

father:
Samuel Goldfield

mother:
Anita Sonja (Mosko) Goldfield

spouse:
Larry Dean Knight

spouse:
Galen Dean Gann

child:
Michael Gann

child:
Kenneth Gann