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Linda Celeste Bifano

Linda Celeste Bifano, American nursing administrator. Registered Nurse, Michigan, 1975. Recipient Governor's Certified Appreciation, 1989, Outstanding Customer Service award Pacificare of Oregon, 1990.

Background

Bifano, Linda Celeste was born on July 26, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Daniel Frank and Roberta (Hudson) Bifano.

Education

Associate Degree in Nursing, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan, 1975. Bachelor of science in nursing, Madonna University, 1982. MSN, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1992.

Master of Public Administration, Portland State University, 1992.

Career

Nurse manager, Visiting Nurses Association, Portland, Oregon, 1983-1986;sales and marketing executive, Foster Medical Corporation, Portland, 1986-1989;executive director, Northwest Neighborhood Nurses, Inc., Portland, 1992-1994;health policy specialist, State of Oregon, Portland, 1994-1995;director patient care services, Suburgan Medical, Portland, since 1995.

Membership

Citizens advisory board member Housing Authority Portland, since 1992. Chair public policy committee American Lung Association, Portland, 1995. Member American Nurses Association, Oregon Nurses Foundation (board directors), Oregon Nurses Association (better health steering committee 1993-1996, nurses political action committee 1994-1996, cabinet on health polity chair 1989-1992, Political Involvement award 1992, Meritorious Service award 1987), Sigma Theta Tau Beta Psi chapter.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Alpine and Nordic skiing, community volunteerism, nurse activist.