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Karin Best Garson, American nursing director. Registered Nurse.

Background

Garson, Karin Best was born on November 11, 1945 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Richard Joseph and Irene Elizabeth (Hannula) Best.

Education

Diploma in nursing, Albany (New York ) Medical Center, 1967. Bachelor in Psychology, University Hartford, Connecticut, 1974. Master of Public Administration, Marist College, 1988.

Career

Staff nurse New York Hospital, New York City, 1967-1968, Albany Medical Center, 1968-1969. Instructor in obstetrics-gynecology Albany School Practical Nursing, 1969-1970. In-service coordinator MediCenter of Denver, 1971-1972.

Instructor in nursing Hartford Hospital School Nursing, 1972-1974. Childbirth educator Young Women’s Christian Association/Young Men’s Christian Association, South Salem, New York, 1976-1982. Director Hospice of Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie, 1983-1986.

Director of nursing Healthsavers, Inc., 1989, Hudson Valley Home Care, Poughkeepsie, since 1989.

Membership

Member Junior League of Poughkeepsie, 1982-1984. Member nursing education committee American Cancer Society, Poughkeepsie, since 1990. Board directors Junior League of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, New York, 1980-1982, Vassar Temple Sisterhood, Poughkeepsie, 1985-1986.

Member New York State Nurses Association, New York State Hospice Association, American Association Public Administrators.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking, skiing, reading.

Connections

Married January 30, 1970 (divorced February 1990). Children: Matthew, Aaron.