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Janet Ruth Pavkov, American nurse. Licensed social worker; licensed nursing home administrator; certified activity consultant/educator, qualified mental retardation professional. Recipient Bronze medal British Medical Society, 1983, Staff award Franklin County Mental Health Board, 1985.


Pavkov, Janet Ruth was born on August 7, 1939 in Wadsworth, Ohio, United States. Daughter of George and Helen Rose (Pamer) Pavkov.


Registered Nurse, Mansfield General Hospital, Ohio, 1960. Bachelor of Science in Technology Education, University Akron, 1972. Master of Arts in Family Life, University Akron, 1976.

Certified in nursing home administration, Ohio State University, 1983.


Charge nurse obstetrical department, Mansfield General Hospital, 1960;general practice office nurse, Physician organization Staker, Doctor of Medicine Mansfield, 1961;operating room nurse, Akron (Ohio) General Hospital, 1961-1970;charge nurse obstetrical department, Wayne General Hospital, Orrville, Ohio., 1970-1971;nursing faculty member, North Center Technology College, Mansfield, 1972-1974;assistant chairperson nursing program, North Center Technology College, Mansfield, 1973-1974;instructor, St. Thomas Hospital School Nursing, Akron, 1974-1977;nurse epidemiologist, Alum Crest Nursing Home, Columbus, 1978-1984;nursing supervisor, Alum Crest Nursing Home, Columbus, 1978-1980;nursing home administrator, American Health Care Facilities, Springfield and Canton, Ohio., 1986-1989;health facilities standards representative II department health, State of Ohio, Akron, 1989-1990;manager nursing services, Columbus Community Mental Health Centers, 1990-1991;documentation supervisor, Alum Crest N.H., Columbus, 1991-1992;crises services nurse, Net-Care Corporation, Columbus, since 1992;emergency services nurse, North Control Mental Health, Columbus, since 1992. Volunteer nurse and camp counselor Webster Springs (West Virginia) Camp, 1960-1975, Palisades Camp, Pacific Palisades, California, 1963, Camp Massanetta, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1978-1979, 86. Volunteer nurse Prescott (Arizona) Pines Camp, 1967, Oakwood Camp, Syracuse, Indiana, 1968, Presbyterian Camp, Portland, Oregon, 1970.

Consultant McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Spring House, Pennsylvania, 1982, 84, Association Developmentally Disabled Intermediate Care Facility for Mentally Retarded, Columbus, 1983-1985, Alum Crest Nursing Home, 1979-1985. Member American Red Cross Volunteer Nurse Division, since 1958, National Council Nursing Home Nurses, 1979-1984, National.Council Family Relations, 1975-1984, Retired Senior Volunteer Program advisory council, 1975-1977. Instructor licensed practical nurse program Warren (Ohio) Public.Schs., 1972.

Active Ohio District 6 Mental Health Older Adult Council, 1977-1984. Staff nurse Eastland Care Center, Columbus, 1981-1984. Administrator-on-call nursing services Kimberly Parkway Group Home, Columbus, 1983-1984, coordinator patient assessment and nursing services, 1983-1984.

Counselor, shift leader emergency services Columbus Area Community MentalHealth Center, Columbus, 1977-1986, coordinator geriatric services, 1977-1987, member quality assurance and peer review committee, 1978-1987. Member of advisory board home health care division Health Care Personnel Association, Inc., 1983-1986. Secretary Specialized Health Administrative Resource Enterprises, 1983-1985.

Chairperson Franklin County Mental Health Board Older Adult Task Force, 1984-1987. Member of advisory committee Program 60 Ohio State University, 1984-1987. Workshop and seminar leader.

Adjunct fellow Institute of Life Span Development and Geontology U. Akron, since 1988. Lecturer in field.


Instructor Sunday school Apostolic Christian Church, 1958-1983. Member executive committee International Christian Friendship Group, 1965-1979, member missionary committee, 1980-1983. Member American College Long Term Care Administrators, American Home Economics Association, Gerontological Society of America, Ohio Gerontological Association, Center Ohio Geriatric Nurses Association (member program and planning committee 1979-1986, chairperson publicity committee 1980-1981, secretary 1979-1981, secretary-treasurer 1981-1984, member education committee 1983-1986), Mansfield General Hospital Alumnae Association (secretary 1960-1961).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, traveling.