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Linda Sonnichsen Bevard, American Community health nurse Registered Nurse, New Jersey, Pennsylvania; certified community health nurse, ANCC. Recipient Oncology Nursing Externship American Cancer Society, 1983, Special Mission Recognition award United Methodist Women, 1996.


Bevard, Linda Sonnichsen was born on April 15, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Thomas Henry and Gertrude Elaine (Hogg) Sonnichsen.


Student, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Milan, Italy, 1964. Certified in German, University Salzburg, Austria, 1969. Bachelor, Mount Holyoke College, 1972.

Postgraduate in musicology, University Pennsylvania, 1974—1977. Bachelor of science in nursing magna cum laude, University Pennsylvania, 1984.


Staff Regional Equal Employment Opportunity Office/Department Health and Human Services, Philadelphia, 1980-1981. Staff nurse oncology unit Pennsylvania Hospital, 1985. Health educator Clover Fork Clinic, Evarts, Kentucky, 1987.

Staff nurse IV chemotherapy Roxbury Medical Group, Succasunna, New Jersey, 1988. Case manager Special Child Health Services, Passaic County, New Jersey, 1989-1990. Private practice health education/advocacy/support, from 1991.

Composer, chair, director, performer (piano, voice, organ), Philadelphia and Heidelberg, Germany, from 1973.


Member agency relations team United Way of Morris County, 1993—1998, community partner committee, from 1996. Hotline counselor Contact of Burlington County, 1976—1977. Support group leader Office of Chaplain, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1977—1978.

English as Second Language tutor Literacy Volunteers American, from 1995. Facilitator, co-founder, newsletter editor (Northern Lights) North New Jersey Support Group National Organization Rare Disorders, from 1996. Member administrative council Boonton United Methodist Church, from 1990, chair health and welfare ministries, missions coordinator, nominating committee, from 1990.

Missions chair, nominating committee, church representative Bishop's Initiative on Children and Poverty. Member executive board United Methodist Women. Board directors Morris County Hotline, 1989—1995, coordinator in-service training, newsletter editor, vice president training.

Board directors Mental Health Association Morris County, 1989—1993, community outreach committee, 1996—1998. Founder, director Woodland Consort (early music ensemble), 1980—1986. Director Jubilate (youth choir), 1983—1986.

Member of American Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Disability Advocates Working in Northwest New Jersey, Families United States of America, Central Jersey Parish Nursing Network, Christian Community Health Fellowship, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Southern Poverty Law Center, Amnesty International Freedom Writers, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Autoimmune and Related Disorders Association, National Sjogren's Syndrome Association, Association for Special Children and Families, Immune Deficiency Foundation, Association Birth Defect Children, National Organization Rare Disorders.


  • Other Interests

    Languages, reading, gardening, computers.


Married Charles W. Bevard Junior, December 30, 1972.