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Joanne Marie Mills (J. Michigaus)

Joanne Marie Mills, American human services provider, writer. Certified nursing assistant. Recipient Golden Poet award, 1982, Poet Laureate award, 1985, President's award for literature excellence, 1994.


Mills, Joanne Marie was born on May 9, 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of George Gale and Helen Rita (Knopf) Bayne.


Student, Sylvania Technology Institute, Woburn, Massachusetts, 1980. Student, New Hampshire Technology College, Laconia, 1993. Student, Springfield (Massachusetts) College, since 1993.


Rehabilitation assistant New Medico Rehabilitation Facility, Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1990, supervisor, 1990-1992. Nursing assistant Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith, 1992. Program assistant Lakes Region Community Service Council, Laconia, 1992-1993, program supervisor, since 1993.

Freelance writer/artist, since 1975.


Community chair, den leader Boy Scouts American, Moultonboro, New Hampshire, since 1993. Sunday school teacher United Methodist Church, Moultonboro, since 1985. Leader Swift Water council Girl Scouts.

United States, 1985-1988. Member Laconia Athletic and Swim Club.


  • Other Interests

    Art, crafts, camping, reading.


Children: Katrina, Angelique, Jeremy, Tiffany, Desiree.