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Paul Allen Sommers, American Health care executive ( hlth: hlth. service)health care executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award Epilepsy Association, 1980; National Doctoral Honors fellow, 1970-1971; State of Illinois Masters Honorsfellow, 1969-1970; State of Wisconsin scholar, 1966-1967, many grants; baseball coach, 1989-1992.

Background

Sommers, Paul Allen was born on April 9, 1945 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Frank Albert and Rosalie Bertha (Steffen) Sommers.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1967. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania.

Career

Instructor health/physical education Wisconsin Rapids (Wisconsin) public schools, 1967-1968. Instructor department health/physical education Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1968-1969, research associate department special education, 1969-1970, instructor, 1970-1971. Evaluation consultant Minnesota State Department Education, St. Paul, 1971-1972.

Director Special Education Services-Cooperative Education Service Agency 4, Cumberland, Wisconsin, 1972-1973. Director special education services Wausau (Wisconsin)District public schools, 1973-1975. Director liaison education affairs ComprehensiveChild Care Center, Marshfield (Wisconsin) Clinic and Medical Foundation, 1975-1980.

Instructor exeptional children University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1973-1979, Milton (Wisconsin) College, 1973-1979. Executive director Comprehensive Child Care Center, assistant administrator Gundersen Clinic, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 1980-1985, executive vice president, 1985^. Chief administrative officer Ramsey Clinic/Ramsey Foundation/Ramsey Healthcare, Inc., St. Paul, since 1985.

Member of faculty University of Wisconsin /Gundersen Clinical Pediatric Residency Training Medical School, 1982-1985. Member clinical faculty School Public Health division health services University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1986^. Field editor division special education and rehabilitation unites states department Education, since 1982.

Board of directors Midstate Epilepsy Center, 1976-1978, Neurodevel. Institute for Cerebral Palsy, Wausau Medical Center, 1973-1980. Board directors, member education policy committee Sunburst Youth Homes for Emotionally Disturbed, 1975-1980, Wisconsin Association Perinatal Centers, 1976-1979, Ramsey Clinic PA, 1987^, Ramsey Integrated HealthSvcs., 1987-1992.

Membership

Board directors Neurodevel. Institute Cerebral Palsy, Wausau Medical Center, 1973—1980, Midstate Epilepsy Center, 1976—1978. Board directors, member education policy committee Sunburst Youth Homes Emotionally Disturbed, 1975—1980, Wisconsin Association Perinatal Centers, 1976—1979, Ramsey Integrated Health Services, 1987—1992, Ramsey Clinic PA, since 1987.

Member of St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Medical Group Management Association, Medical Group Management Association, American Medical Group Practice Association, Wisconsin Association Children with Learning Disabilities (professional advisory board 1983-1985), Wisconsin Association Perinatal Centers, Easter Seal Society Wisconsin (vice president 1978-1979), Wisconsin Epilepsy Association (president Midstate Center 1978-1980), National Epilepsy Association, United Cerebral Palsy Association Wisconsin, United Cerebral Palsy Association America, American Association Mental Deficiency, Council Exceptional Children, Wisconsin Council Administrators Special Education (executive officer 1975-1976), National Council Administrators Special Education, American Public Health Association, American Legion (Hudson) (Wisconsin chapter, baseball coach, manager 1989-1992).

Connections

Married Carol Ann Newsom, June 10, 1967. Children: Eric Paul, Marc Allen.