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Melissa Brown Paty

Melissa Brown Paty, American nurse consultant. Member Vanderbilt Friends of Children's Hospital, Nashville, since 1980; member board advisors St. Andrews-Sewanne, Tennessee, since 1987; president board directors Vanderbilt School Nursing Alumni, Nashville, since 1989. Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, Tennessee Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tauu, Pi Beta Phi (chairman Christmas Village l989).

Background

Paty, Melissa Brown was born on September 21, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Eugene Lee and Peggy Jean (Aikins) Brown.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 1973. Master of Science in Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 1974. Nurse Practitioner, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, 1976.

Career

Psychiatric clinical nurse specialist Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, Nashville, 1974-1982. Private practice psychotherapy, 1976-1978. Director forensic services Tennessee Department Mental Health, 1982-1985.

Director nursing Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital, 1985-1987. Nurse consultant Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, since 1987. Clinical instructor psychiatry Vanderbilt University School Nursing, since 1987.

Lecturer Medical College Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1988-1989. Director Suburban Home Health Board, Nashville, since 1985.

Membership

Member Vanderbilt Friends of Children's Hospital, Nashville, since 1980. Member board advisors St. Andrews-Sewanne, Tennessee, since 1987. President board directors Vanderbilt School Nursing Alumni, Nashville, since 1989.

Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, Tennessee Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tauu, Pi Beta Phi (chairman Christmas Village l989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, biking, boating, tennis.

Connections

Married Ben Hooper Paty, Junior, September 4, 1982.