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Laurel Cohen Baird

Laurel Cohen Baird, American clinical nurse. Registered Nurse, New Jersey, Maryland. State coordinator La Leche League, New Jersey, 1976-1978; hospice volunteer The Hospice, Inc., 1992-1998; member Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Republican Presidential Task Force, 1989. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1967-1969. Member Adoptees Liberty Movement Association (spokesman 1977-1983), Daughters of the American Revolution.

Background

Baird, Laurel Cohen was born on December 1, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Carl Eugene and Joan Adele (Arenz) Patterson.

Education

Diploma in nursing, Swedish Covenant, 1967. Bachelor of Science, Moody Bible Institute, 1976.

Career

Staff nurse Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey, 1980-1982. Public health nurse Patient Care Service, West Orange, 1982-1983. Hospice nurse The Hospice, Inc., Montclair, 1984-1992.

Finance service representative Primerica Finance Services, Duluth, Georgia, 1985-1989. Coordinator home care Visiting Nurse Association Essex Valley, East Orange, New Jersey, 1993-1996. Medicare case manager Aetna United States Healthcare Community Outreach, Fairfield, New Jersey, 1996-1999.

On-site nurse Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, 1999—2001, Sun Plus Home Care, Pleasant Hill, California, 2001. Hospice nurse care manager Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Concord, since 2002. Benefit analyst Genworth Finance Assurance, San Rafael, 2004—2007.

Contractor Nations Care Link, Minneapolis, since 2007.

Membership

State coordinator La Leche League, New Jersey, 1976-1978. Hospice volunteer The Hospice, Inc., 1992-1998. Member Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Republican Presidential Task Force, 1989.

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1967-1969. Member Adoptees Liberty Movement Association (spokesman 1977-1983), Daughters of the American Revolution.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Orchid culture, gardening, marathoning, speed walking, piano.

Connections

Married Sidney Henry Cohen, June 29, 1968 (divorced November 1981). Children: Elizabeth Ann Cohen, David Arthur Patterson, Douglas Edward (deceased 2003), Deborah Sue. Married Frederick Joseph Foti, January 19, 1985 (divorced June 1994) Married Jack W. Baird, November 10, 2001.