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Mary Martha Pforr

Mary Martha Pforr was American public health administrator, consultant. Diplomate in quality assurance; certified nurse administrator, master hypnotherapist, health education specialist, neuro-linguistics practioner, nutrition counselor, master time line therapy practitioner. Recipient Leadership award American Red Cross, 1980; Comprehensive Employment Training Act grantee State Maryland, 1979.


Pforr, Mary Martha was born on April 26, 1948 in Baltimore. Daughter of Karl George and Mary Theresa (Krecz) Smith.


Associate of Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 1972. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Maryland, Baltimore, 1974. Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1976.


Assistant professor nursing, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland., 1976-1980;director training, Neighborhood Development Collaborative, Washington, 1980-1981;supervisor public health nurse, Visiting Nurses Association, Baltimore, 1981-1982;director quality assurance, Consumer Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland., 1982-1983;program director, Baltimore County Health Department, Towson, Maryland., 1983-1984;claims specialist, Blue Cross Maryland., Towson, Maryland., 1984-1985;assistant director, Staff Builders Inc., Baltimore, Maryland., 1985-1987;nursing instructor, South Baltimore General Hosp, 1987-1988;chief division quality control, State Maryland. Mental Hygiene Administration, Baltimore, 1988-1994;retired, 1994. Consultant Earl Delarue, Esquire, Towson, 1987, Mark Shar, Esquire, Baltimore,1979, nutrition counselor.

Chairman editor Maryland. Nursing Association, Baltimore, 1974. Speaker, presenter International Conference Psychiatric Care.


Leader Girl Scouts United States, Pasadena, Maryland, 1980. Den mother Boy Scouts American, Pasadena, Maryland, 1980. Coordinator American Red Cross Anne Arundel County Health Fairs, Baltimore, 1981.

Member Alliance for Health, Maryland Quality Assurance Professionals, American College Medical Quality, National Association Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, American College Utilization Review Physicians, Maryland Public Health Association (vice president 1987-1989), Public Risk Management Association, American College Health Care Executives, National Association Certified Hypnotherapists, National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, Society Public Health Educators, Soroptimists (secretary 1982-1984), Women of Moose, Sigma Theta, Sigma Zeta.


  • Other Interests

    Water-skiing, scuba diving, boating, skiing, travel.


Married William John Pforr Junior, February 9, 1983. Children by previous marriage: M. Melissa, Patrick W.