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Karen Lee Krause, Spanish health science association administrator, consultant.


Krause, Karen Lee was born on October 5, 1940 in Toledo. Daughter of Richard F. and Roberta M. (Wunder) Krause.


Diploma, Maumee Valley Hospital School Nursi, Toledo, 1962. Bachelor of Science, University Toledo, 1976. Master in Public Health, University Michigan, 1982.


Director social services North Starr Borough C.A.P., Fairbanks, Alaska, 1968-1969. Staff nurse dialysis Medical College Ohio, Toledo, 1970-1971. Public health nurse Lucas County Health Department, 1971-1972.

Field nurse consultant Ohio Department Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Columbus, 1971-1976. Director nursing Lucas County Health Department, Toledo, 1976-1993, Community Health Consultant, Toledo, since 1993. Executive director Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless, since 1998.

OPHA representative Ohio Department Health, Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Advisory Group, Columbus, 1982-1989. Corporation secretary, board directors Northwest Ohio Health Planning Inc., Cordelia Martin Health Center, Toledo, 1986-1989. President Toledo Area Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, Inc., 1986-1989.


Legislation chairman Toledo Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Toledo, 1986, Coalition for Revision of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, Columbus, 1987. Appointee Governor's Task Force on Teenage Pregnancy, Columbus, 1986. Member commission on nursing Ohio General Assembly, 1990-1991.

Legislation action chair Northwest Ohio Coalition for National Health Care, 1990-1997. Executive chair New World Order/Universal Health Care Action Network, since 1997. Steering committee Universal Health Care for Ohio (UHIO), since 1990, also trustee.

Vice chair Ohio Public Health Services Study Committee, 1992-1993. Member council and steering committee Lucas County Families and Children First, 1993. Member Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur's Health Advisory Group, 1994.

Endorsed candidate Ohio House of Representatives, 1996. Member League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association (Excellence in Nursing award 1987), American Public Health Association, Ohio Public Health Association (governor's council 1983-1985, 97—, co-chair public policy since 1997, Juris Doctor Porterfield award 1993), National League for Nursing, American Society Law and Medicine, Ohio League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.