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Irene Trowell-Harris, American nurse.


Trowell-Harris, Irene was born on September 20, 1939 in Aiken, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Frank and Irene (Battle) Trowell.


Bachelor, Jersey City State University, 1971. Registered Nurse, Columbia Hospital, 1959. Master in Public Health, Yale University, 1973.

Master of Education, Columbia University, 1983. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1983.


Staff nurse, Talmadge Hospital, Augusta, Georgia, 1959-1960;head nurse, New York Hospital, New York City, 1960-1964;pediatric supervisor, Brookdale Hospital, New York City, 1964-1966;administrator HHA, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, 1966-1971;administrator, coordinator, Misericordia Hospital, Brooklyn, 1974-1985;policy development, American Nurses Association, Kansas City, Missoury, 1985-1987;advisor, United States Air Force Nurse Corps., Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia, 1987-1993;director, VA, Washington, since 1993.


The sole basis for faith is the Bible and it is infallible.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


Member leadership committee, chief of staff to Governor New York, Latham, 1986-1993. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome advisor American Red Cross, since 1987. Served to brigadier general New York ANG, since 1963.

Member American Nurses Association (congressional district coordinator 1981-1985, task force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 1986-1993), American Public Health Association, New York State Nurses Association, National Guard Association United States, Reserve Officers Association (life), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Kappa Delta Pi. Clubs: Yale (New York City).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, racquetball, jogging, hiking.


Married Benoni Harris, October 2, 1978 (divorced May 1983).