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Kathleen Ann O'Brien

Kathleen Ann O'Brien, American health association executive, educator. Named Volunteer of Year United Way, St. Louis, 1987; recipient Humanitarian award Governor of Missouri, 1988; named Outstanding Citizen Missouri House of Representatives, 1988. Chair blood bank United Way, St. Louis, 1987-1989; active Missouri Leadership League, since 1993. Member National Society Fundraising Executives, Confluence, Leadership St. Louis.

Background

O'Brien, Kathleen Ann was born on June 2, 1948 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Lyal John and Denise Fahey (Bagan) O'Brien.

Education

Bachelor, Webster University, 1969. Master of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, 1971.

Career

Teacher, Ferguson-Florissant School District, St. Louis, 1969-1971, 75-87;social worker, St. Louis County Juvenile Court, St. Louis, 1971-1973;executive director, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis, since 1987; Adjunct Professor, U. Missouri, St. Louisfaculty, Washington University. Co-chair Missouri State Task Force on Alzheimer's Jefferson City, 1985-1989;chair Alzheimer's Disease advisory board Washington University, 1986-1990. Consultant long-term care facilities.

Member Missouri Department Mental Health, since 1988. Adjunct Professor U. Missouri. Faculty U. Missouri, Washington University.

Presenter at professional conferences.

Membership

Chair blood bank United Way, St. Louis, 1987-1989. Active Missouri Leadership League, since 1993. Member National Society Fundraising Executives, Confluence, Leadership St. Louis.