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Laurent Flores Duenas, Guamanian health and nursing consultant. Registered Nurse, Guam, 1968, Montana, 1969; CNA, National League for Nursing; certified SMDP training, International Public Health. Recipient Centennial Award National League of Nursing, 1994, Governor's Chief Gadao Distinguished Award, 1995.

Background

Duenas, Laurent Flores was born on January 9, 1947 in Yigo, Guam. Daughter of Joaquin Garcia and Maria Acosta (Calvo) Flores.

Education

Associate Degree in Nursing, University Guam, 1968. Bachelor of science in nursing, Montana State University, 1969. Master in Public Health, University Hawaii, Manao, 1984.

Career

Staff nurse nursing section, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Guam., 1969-1970;nurse supervisor I, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Guam., 1970-1971;nurse supr II, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Guam., 1972-1978;assistant administrator Bureau Community Health and Nursing Superior vena cava syndrome, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Guam., 1978-1989;detailed administrator, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Guam., 1986-1988;administrator, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Guam., 1989-1995;retired, Department Public Health and Social Superior vena cava syndrome, 1995. Health and nursing consultant Guam Legislature and University Guam, since 1996. Board directors, chair Pacific Basin Maternal Child Health Resource Center, Mangilao, Guam, 1984-1996, Pacific Basin Master of Surgery coordinator, Honolulu, 1984-1995.

Member State and Territorial Dirs. Nursing, since 1987; member Interagy. Leadership Consortium for Individual's with Special Needs, since 1990.

Member Maternal Child Health Task Force, since 1996, Governor's Vision 2000 Health Task Force, since 1996. Chair Nurse Leaders Committee, since 1995. Preceptor nursing students U.Guam, since 1995.

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Membership

Member American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Y'netnon Famaloan Democratic Women Leaders, American Pacific Nursing Leaders (council president 2001-2005, treasurer, 1986-1992, vice member since 1986), Commission on Licensure, Guam Board Nurses Examiners (board director, chair 1981-1990), Guam Nurses Association (board director 1992-1994, Leadership Award 1988, Nursing Excellence Award 1990, Guam Nurse of Year 1993, Public Health Unit Award 1994, Guam Legislation Resolution 1995, 98, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Minority Health Champions Health Equity award, 2004), Organization Health and Medical Professional Women (treasurer since 2003), Pacific Island Health Officers Association, Pacific Island Primary Care Association (board directors, vice president, 2003), Pacific Association Clinical Training (board directors, since 2003), Association Teachers Preventative Medicine.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: crocheting, collecting recipes, baking, campaigning strategies, visiting sick.

Connections

Married Jimmy J. Duenas, January 9, 1971. Children: James Richard, Sherry Marie, Kenneth Ray.