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Joan Truehill Smith, American public health program director. Certified in supervisory techniques Louisiana. Recipient Family Planning award, Federal Women's Program New Orleans, 1970.


Smith, Joan Truehill was born on September 21, 1941 in New Orleans. Daughter of Marshall and Elizabeth (May) Truehill.


Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1964. Postgraduate, International Business Machines Corporation, 1968. Postgraduate, Tulane University, 1969.

Postgraduate, Upjohn Institute, 1970. Postgraduate, Delgado College, 1970. Master in Public Health, Tulane University, 1978.


Teacher Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans, 1964. Nurse's assistant Total Community Action, 1966, recreational supervisor, 1966—1967. Clerk Family Planning Inc., 1967, assistant records analyst, 1967—1968, data processing supervisor, 1968—1971, manager, computer operations, 1971—1972.

Assistant to deputy director Family Health Foundation, 1972—1973, grants manager, 1973—1974, program coordinator, 1974. Executive assistant Louisiana Family Planning Program Louisiana State Department Health and Human Resources, 1974—1976. Director, family planning Office Health Services and Environmental Quality Family Planning Program, since 1976.


Baptism is an act of full immersion following Christ’s example. It should be undertaken by spiritually matured individuals capable to understand its profound significance: resurrection to new life.


Christians should commit themselves to pray for personal and national spiritual revival and cultural renewal.


Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity ornationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.


Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (board directors), Louisiana Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, National Association Executive Females, National Council Negro Women, Tau Gamma Delta (president, Louisiana charter chapter), Epsilon Sigma.


Married William O. Smith, June 8, 1963. Children: Frank, Angela, Treena, Crystal.